Global Education at Dickinson starts the moment our students step onto campus.

Internationalization efforts permeate all elements of the college and there are many actors and stakeholders on campus.  Global Education extends beyond Dickinson’s borders into the community in Carlisle and the communities of our Dickinson and partner programs around the globe. Global encompasses all the people on this campus, the intellectual life of the campus, and the lived experiences outside the classroom.  The Center for Global Study and Engagement places a central role in leading, inspiring, monitoring, organizing, and assessing global education initiatives and programs.

Mission Statement

The Center for Global Study & Engagement (CGSE) fosters global learning in the traditions of the liberal arts and sciences. Through language and cultural immersion and a global curriculum on campus and abroad as well as the integration of international scholars and students into our community, CGSE inspires Dickinsonians to live meaningful lives in a complex world. The center collaborates across the college’s divisions, academic departments and programs, as well as with Dickinson centers and partner institutions abroad, to promote inclusion, academic excellence and an intercultural dimension of lifelong learning. 


Academic Excellence
We foster active learning and intellectual curiosity about the world through innovative education abroad programming and support of the international dimensions of the Dickinson curriculum on campus and abroad.

Our approach to global education relies on transparent and reciprocal cooperation amongst our many partners and stakeholders both on campus and abroad.

We create an inclusive global community by promoting diverse ideas, worldviews, and approaches and by building intercultural skills

CGSE 5-Year Strategic Plan