“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” — Albert Einstein
I’m ready to act
The Office of Intercultural Life provides support for international students and oversees programming, including the Cultural Festival, held annually in the fall. Student organizations such as International Club and Rotaract provide international involvement opportunities.
Off Campus Resources & Opportunities
The Center’s core programs
Global Engagement is a key theme for most of the core programs of this Center:
Other academic programs
The Integrated Studies portion of Monmouth’s general education curriculum includes a required sophomore year “Global Perspectives” course.
Other Academic Programs that support such interests directly include: Asian studies; international business; international studies; modern languages, literatures and cultures (French, Spanish); and our programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For more about those programs, visit our Academics page.
Great Decisions policy discussions
Great Decisions is a weekly foreign affairs discussion series held each spring.
Coming back from travel abroad
Much more thinking is typically done about preparing to go abroad than on the return home. However, it is important to think about the return. Many are surprised at just how big a shock it can be to return home after spending two months or more in another country. Fortunately, resources are available to help you think about the experiences you just had, to interpret their meaning for your personal and professional life, and to utilize them as you begin a new, post-abroad phase.
- Michigan State University has tips on “Re-Adjusting to the USA” and “Selling your experience” on their Study Abroad Website.
- Office of Global Engagement
- Michelle Damian, Assistant Professor | History
- Eric Engstrom, Associate Professor | Biology
- Amy de Farias, Professor | History
- Ashwani Kumar, Associate Professor | Physics
- Jialin Li, Assistant Professor | Sociology
- Keith Schaefer, Assistant Professor | Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
- Robert Holschuh Simmons, Associate Professor | Classics