The Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE) meets the educational needs of a wide range of students with specialized resources focusing on intercultural and international education and service to our community, nation and world.
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Goshen is home to one of the oldest semester-long study abroad programs in the country (Study-Service Term), emphasizing total cultural immersion and service in a developing country. In addition, students can take global courses on campus or three-week intensive courses around the country and the world.
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Educational institutions play an essential role in preparing Elkhart’s future workforce and supporting its Latino residents, and an anchor is Goshen College.
Sandra Cortez, a sophomore nursing major from Elkhart, was among a group of first-generation students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities honored at the 29th annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 in Indianapolis.
Finally, on Sept. 12, 1968, the first three “official” Study-Service Trimester (SST) groups left northern Indiana for Costa Rica, Guadeloupe and Jamaica. And that was the beginning of what has become 50 years of transformative global citizenship.
I want to highlight why experiential or service learning — in international settings as well as on our campuses — is essential, and why it may be effective.
On Sept. 14-16, 2018, Goshen College faculty, staff and students met at Camp Amigo to explore ways to strengthen Goshen College’s international education core, including SST, to make it more effective, engaging and possible for our students in the current global context.