Global Engagement

Would you like to study abroad during your time at Wooster? You’ve come to the right place!

Click here to learn what steps the College is taking to ensure safe off-campus study experiences in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's how to start the process:

GEO Virtual Learning Opportunities

GEO Roadshow

GEO 101 Sessions

GEO 101 sessions are mandatory, introductory sessions covering the basics of how studying off-campus works. These sessions are led by GEO’s Peer Advisors and will be conducted remotely via Teams.

GEO 101 sessions are available by appointment or by drop-in session

Fall 2021 Schedule coming soon!

 

Fit a Study Abroad program into your Wooster Education

GEO’s Study Abroad Course Guide can help you figure out how specific programs will fit into your major, or best suit your interests. (Coming Soon)

Make an Appointment

Candace and Jamie are the two advisors for the Global Engagement Office (GEO). Who you meet with depends on the area of study you wish to focus on during your Global Engagement Experience.

Candace Chenoweth - Director of the Global Engagement Office

Jamie Adler - Assistant Director of the Global Engagement Office

Start an Application

Go to our Application Database to start searching for programs!

GEO Mission

The Global Engagement Office provides College of Wooster students with the opportunity to participate in compelling off-campus study experiences that are academically challenging, professionally relevant, and personally engaging.  Programs are designed to enable students to enrich their general education, acquire discipline-specific global competencies, acquire foreign language skills, and understand and respect the beliefs and perspectives held by others. Students can obtain an appreciation for cultural diversity and develop cultural intelligence. Through reflection, they may also gain clarity about personal values and future goals.

GEO Vision

College of Wooster students who participate in off-campus study come to understand our world as an increasingly complex web of connections and interdependencies – a world in which our choices and actions may have repercussions for people and communities locally, nationally, or globally. They think deeply about what is equitable and just and are prepared for a lifetime of global engagement.

For more background on this definition of global engagement go to: http://www.ideas-forum.org.uk/

GEO Goals

1. To maintain a menu of dynamic, relevant, and rigorous off-campus study experiences.
2. To assist all students with identifying the off-campus study program that best meets their academic, personal, and professional needs.
3. To assist students underrepresented among the U.S. college population with access to off-campus study experiences.
4. To empower students to design and utilize strategies to maximize learning from off-campus study experiences.
5. To encourage students to explore global citizenship as a means of developing cultural intelligence and understanding their place in the world.
6. To support faculty in implementing TREK programs and research and internship opportunities for students.