The George R. Muirhead Center for International Education
Established by the Board of Governors for Higher Education
in 1987 as a statewide Center for Excellence in International Education, the George R.
for International Education (CIE) is the cornerstone of the University's
commitment to international education. The center contributes to the
University's mission by developing and supporting internationally focused
programs, both academic and extracurricular. It provides a forum for students,
faculty, staff, and alumni to pursue common interests through on-campus
international activities, as well as programs of study around the globe.
Working in collaboration with the University's academic departments and
programs, the center also promotes curricular integration of international
education and the preparation of globally competent students.
Through its network of more than 20
university partnerships around the world, the center makes overseas study
options available to both graduate and undergraduate students. In any given
year, the CIE offers a variety of CCSU-sponsored programs in Europe, the
Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America
to nearly 500 students. CCSU students are strongly encouraged to pursue
overseas study as part of their academic programs, either via long-term study
at our partner universities, or through short-term study in faculty-led courses
abroad. By living and learning in another culture, CCSU students prepare for an
increasingly integrated and interdependent world.
The center also welcomes, advises,
and supports a growing number of international students each semester,
including the students who come to CCSU from around the world to engage in
intensive English language instruction. Through programming that brings
students of many different heritages together, the center fosters a spirit of
cross-cultural understanding and provides opportunities for students to respect
the customs and values of others, learning more about themselves in the