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Hello Global Citizens,

 

The Center for Global Citizenship (CGC) office remains committed to helping you reach your goals of studying abroad/away as well as providing support that accommodates and improves the experiences of international students on Centre’s campus.

 

Although we are not able to offer in person assistance at this time, we are able to connect with you via email, over the phone, or, when necessary, by Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

 

Please refer to the following contact information:

 

  • Lori Hartmann; Director of the Center for Global Citizenship, 859-238-5371
  • Karen Ryan; Assistant Director of the Center for Global Citizenship/Study Abroad, 859-238-5285
  • Jessica Leonard; Assistant Director of the Center for Global Citizenship/International Student Services, 859-238-6106
  • Karen Tubb; ESL/International Student Services Support Specialist, 859-238-6327

 

Information on Study Abroad/Away (last updated 7/06/20)

  • We are making decisions on Fall study-abroad and study-away programs on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration health and safety issues (as determined by the US State Dept, the CDC, and study-abroad professional organizations) and feasibility of the program.  
  • As of June 11, 2020, the following FALL programs have been cancelled:  Washington DC, New York City, Japan (Akita), Bhutan, China, Reading, Northern Ireland, Nantes).  In addition to health and safety concerns, these decisions are based on other factors including: whether or not we work with a partner, whether or not the program is an exchange, how prominently an internship figures into the program, and whether the goals of the program are attainable.
  • For all of the programs that have been cancelled, we have offered alternative programs to students. 
  • Moving forward, as decisions are made, the CGC office will contact students directly by email to schedule Zoom meetings.  We have already contacted all students, and will do so again by July 15 for the programs that are still potentially viable.
  • If you have yet to submit a deposit for your program and you are still interested in studying abroad, you should submit that payment to Megan Grandey (Centre College cashier).  
  • We do not recommend that you purchase airfare or make travel plans at this time, as we do not know the status of your upcoming abroad program at this time.
  • In collaboration with individual faculty directors, the Center for Global Citizenship has made some decisions about our CentreTerm 2021 abroad courses.  We are taking into consideration the health and safety situation as well as international travel restrictions, circumstances in the destination countries, logistics and timing of travel/course preparation, and the feasibility of meeting the learning goals of the courses.

    Courses that have been canceled: France, Croatia/Slovenia

    Courses that have been postponed to CT22: Bhutan, Spain, Gambia, Peru, Belize

    Courses that have been postponed to Summer 2021:  Japan

    Courses that are a tentative “yes”: Tahiti, Cuba/Miami, London, Barbados, Merida Internships

  • If your study abroad program is cancelled, your full deposit will be returned to you.

 

 

Information on International Student Services (last updated 4/13/20)

ISS (International Student Services) remains committed to supporting you not only during this worldwide pandemic event, but at all times during your college career. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Jessica Leonard and/or Karen Tubb for help. If you need to remain on campus or return to campus for the Summer break, please contact Jessica Leonard as soon as possible. Assistance in this matter will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Be safe, be well, and be kind to yourself.