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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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.
"Four weeks is a short time to establish relationships, gain trust, learn routines, and develop a rhythm, made even more difficult with a language barrier. My goal became, simply, to experience. I was not there to help, to make a difference, or to implement change–although, I hope I did some of that. I was there to learn how professionals in an understaffed and under-resourced hospital were doing what they could for the people of the region."
What first began as a pilot program with only three teaching levels, is now a fully structured English as a second language program with 56 current students that meet four times a week for 12 weeks, with six levels of classes based on the evaluation of the student.
Mirian Ortiz, owner of Sergio's Cafe, a small restaurant named after her father, credits her success to her the inspiration from her parents and children.
We all have role models growing up, people who we look up to and admire for different things. Many times, when you ask a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up" they will respond, "I want to be like my mom" or "I want to be like my dad". This was exactly the case for Luis Santiago, owner of Eclipse Window Tinting in Elkhart, Indiana.