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Center for Global Education (CGE)

The mission of the Center for Global Education (CGE) is to empower students with a critically informed global consciousness through an array of on-campus and off-campus global learning opportunities.

The CGE helps students to become agents of sustainable and inclusive communities who are ready for lives of meaningful engagement in a globally interconnected world.

Questions? If you have questions about CGE programs or opportunities, please contact us!

Programming areas

Off-campus programs (semester or year)

  • Semester and academic-year opportunities open to all students, from any academic area of interest
  • Program fees are equivalent to on-campus tuition, fees, room and board
  • Financial aid may be applied to one program, and there are scholarship opportunities available for travel costs

See all available programs

Signature programs

Epic Advantage faculty-led programs (summer)

  • One option to use your Epic Advantage award is to participate in a faculty-led summer program in one of the summers between your four years at Earlham
  • Programs include hands-on research opportunities and applied community-engagement opportunities, all designed to help with your career discernment
  • Program offerings vary from year to year

International Student Services (ISS)

  • Support for students from pre-arrival to graduation and post-graduation opportunities
  • Assistance with processes related to U.S. visa applications, work authorization, and other official paperwork
  • Guidance in adapting to life in the U.S. and at Earlham
  • Cultural and social events offered throughout the year and during term breaks

English Language Learners (ELL)

  • Specialized courses to assist new students in fine-tuning their oral, written, and presentation skills in English
  • Targeted Earlham Seminars for first-year students who are multilingual and/or international

Fast facts

One semester or academic year of off-campus study is included in Earlham’s regular tuition and fees (this is not true at most colleges!)

Every Earlham student has the opportunity to pursue the Designation of Distinction in Global Engagement, an extra certification that can be added to your transcript and combined with any major(s) and minor(s)


of Earlham’s students are international students, representing over 60 countries around the world


of Earlham graduates each year have studied off campus for a semester or academic year

Next steps

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.