The intercultural team at the Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE) is dedicated to developing a world in which our social structures and everyday interactions are based on the premise that justice, mutuality, respect, equality, understanding, acceptance, freedom, diversity and peacemaking are the norm.
We are servant leaders seeking to understand difference, engage difference and live with difference while honoring family structures, spiritual values and cultural values. Our intercultural work is about reciprocal relationships and mutual gifting. Our intercultural work strives to build an intercultural community of practice that takes students, faculty and administrators and community members deeper than multicultural or cross-cultural models of community.
Our work entails hosting difficult discussions across difference. Our work takes us to a place of sharing stories about how our lives intersect and learning to value the other is what we strive for. Our work also builds leaders for a diverse community by developing intercultural leadership academies with businesses, not-for-profits, health professionals, educators, and public leaders. We also engage our community by building educational partnerships that create opportunities for young people to consider enrolling in college.
We believe that by equipping students, leaders and educators with the intercultural skills they need creates opportunities for justice, mutuality, respect, equality, equity and peacemaking. We do intercultural work through dialogue, community engagement and leadership development. Our vision is to prepare others to go out into the community and effect change wherever they go.
- April 27, 2016 - In February 2016, dozens of immigrants in the Goshen and Elkhart area affirmed their desire to learn English as a bridge to the broader community by registering for English language classes with the Center for Intercultural and International Education (CIIE).
- April 27, 2016 - Eight Goshen College students attended the 2016 Latino Legislative Breakfast in downtown Indianapolis on Feb. 9, accompanied by President Jim Brenneman, Senior Director of Intercultural Development & Educational Partnerships Gilberto Pérez Jr. and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Richard R. Aguirre.
- April 27, 2016 - For a second year in a row, the Mexican Consulate has awarded Goshen College funds that will provide scholarships for Mexican-origin students.