Center for Global Education
Bringing the World to CSB/SJU - Sending Students Across the Globe
The Center for Global Education is responsible for spearheading the ongoing, comprehensive internationalization and globalization of the College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University. Rooted in Benedictine values and a strong CSB/SJU tradition of international programming, CGE promotes engagement with people, cultures and nations across the world. The Center's mission is to advance the international character of our campuses, and to foster the global perspectives and competencies that are becoming ever more critical in our increasingly interconnected world.
The Center for Global Education is home to two offices, The Office for Education Abroad (OEA) and The Office for Global Programming (OGP), that cooperate with each other and collaborate with other campus departments and entities to carry out the Center's mission. Together they provide cross-cultural learning opportunities that stimulate personal and intellectual growth, encourage critical analysis of local and international environments, and inspire students to go forth as global citizens to influence and improve their world.
First international student to win the 2013 Mark Welter World Citizen Award
2013 SJU graduate Kunihiro Shimoji, who hails from Okinawa, Japan, is the first international student to recieve the Mark Welter World Citizen Award. This award is given to one graduating Johnny each year, the award recognizes great achievements while studying at SJU.
A top student academically, Kuni's Honors Thesis on the politics of U.S. military bases in Japan has been nominated for the Outstanding Thesis Award. During his junior year, he studied abroad in London and did an internship with an organization called Thames Reach.
Kuni was a participant in the Harvard Model United Nations and the Harvard Liberal Arts Beyond Borders programs, and an intern for the National Association of Japan American Societies (NAJAS) in Washington D.C. Following the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Kuni organized a campus-wide relief effort to raise money for those impacted by the disaster. We are very proud of Kuni and all he has contributed to our campus community.
New Hosting Opportunity
Host a Japanese student (or a few!) particpating in the Center for Global Education's ESL Program this summer. Dates for homestays are July 12-14 and July 26-28. Follow the link to confirm your participation in this fun international experience.
A Conversation with James Fallows - Watch the interview with the American print and radio journalist James Fallows conducted at CSB/SJU.
The Global Hub - A Calendar of global happenings at CSB/SJU this week and beyond.
Teaching Opportunities in Asia - Congratulations to our 14 CSB/SJU graduates setting off to teach in Asia.
Center Updates - Welcome to the international students studying at CSB/SJU this summer - Global Institute Chile, ESL Ryukyu (Okinawa, Japan), ESL Okisho (Okinawa Japan), ESL China, and Southwest interns (China).
Three Months in Three Gorges- Check out this SJU graduate's blog of his time researching in China!