Center for Global Initiatives in Education (CGIE)

Taking advantage of cross-cultural educational opportunities while studying at HBU will transcend your typical classroom learning experiences and expand your intellectual horizons. Immersing yourself in a foreign setting as you spend a semester abroad or complete a yearlong internship in another country allows you to learn about the speed of globalization firsthand, improve your second language skills, and directly dialogue with frontline sources full of insightful information about international affairs. With a smorgasbord of overseas options to investigate, from studying on a Caribbean cruise ship for a summer at sea to teaching English on Nepal’s “roof of the world,” anyone can find an ideal program and place to go and grow.Whether you are a rookie world traveler or a veteran study aboard scholar, and whether you choose to respond to a simple “help wanted” plea or qualify for an exclusive all-expense paid educational excursion to an exotic destination, participating in programs that permit you to "go global" as a student will enlarge your worldview, better equip you for international vocations, and complement your overall college career as a learning adventure you won’t soon forget!



THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES IN EDUCATION’S MISSION STATEMENT

VISION PILLAR #9: CULTIVATE A STRONG GLOBAL FOCUS

Believing that any qualified HBU undergraduate can, with careful preparation and course schedule coordination, successfully participate in overseas educational opportunities to help fulfill his or her academic requirements, the CGIE pledges to work with administrators,  school and college deans,  department chairs and directors, and individual academic advisors to help students determine appropriate study abroad options for each academic major and minor, and earn credit hours toward their degree through study abroad experiences.




CAPA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

For almost 40 years CAPA International Education has been offering quality, affordable study abroad programs in Florence, London, and Sydney, consisting of academic classes and internships. Its mission remains unchanged: to provide learning abroad opportunities which genuinely educate students about the people and culture in which they are studying in a holistic educational environment. For further information, contact HBU’s CGIE Director, Dr. Rexilius, or CAPA’s website.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA’S LEARNING ABROAD CENTER

The Learning Abroad Center (LAC) at University of Minnesota is a comprehensive educational resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide. Offering 300+ program options in over 70 countries that vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of participant independence, the LAC is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences and offers a full range of advising and support services for students on such issues as program selection, academic planning, financial planning, registration, credit, cultural adjustment, travel planning, travel products, and re-entry. For further information, contact HBU’s CGIE Director, Dr. Rexilius, or UofMN LAC’s website.
 
DISCLAIMER: HBU's Center for Global Initiatives in Education (CGIE) provides these internet links as an information service to students about overseas educational opportunities. Neither HBU nor the CGIE officially endorse any of these programs, agencies, scholarships, fellowships, grants, or other entities. Full-time HBU students desiring academic credit for any study abroad courses MUST complete ALL of the required CGIE and Registrar forms to receive official approval BEFORE undertaking such study.