Asbury University Off-Campus Programs
Cross Cultural Engagement

The purpose of the Cross-Cultural Engagement project is to strengthen students’ abilities to interact with the world community, to expand their worldview, and to increase their cultural sensitivity, with the ultimate goals of a broadened awareness...

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Intensive English Language Program - English Language Center
English Language Center

The mission of the English Language Center is to prepare international students for academic course work toward an undergraduate degree here at Asbury University. We offer a non-credit, semester-long residential program for freshmen...

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Study Abroad
Study Abroad & Off-Campus Programs

Asbury University is committed to providing students with opportunities to increase their knowledge, understanding, and perspectives beyond this campus and this country. What better way to learn and understand another culture.

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Global Engagement Offices Travel Services
Travel Services

Through the Global Engagement Office, students, faculty and staff members can obtain passport photos, travel insurance, and access to travel agents.

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Global Engagement Offices Confucius Classroom
Confucius Classroom

The Confucius Classroom is a collaborative undertaking with the purpose of enhancing understanding and friendship between the young people of China and the U.S. by sponsoring the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture.

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Global Engagement Offices Events and Activities
Events & Activities

Through regular programs and events, the Global Engagement Office seeks to showcase different parts of the world and give students, faculty and staff members many opportunities to learn about different cultures...

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Welcome to the Global Engagement Office (GEO)

Engaging Society & Global Responsibility

The University seeks to expand students’ horizons outward to understand the history and value of other peoples and cultures, and prepares them for involvement in a complex and changing global reality. Through the Global Engagement Office, we seek to offer curricular and co-curricular opportunities that will challenge students to an increased cultural sensitivity and awareness as they develop cross-cultural competencies to effectively serve Christ in a global society.  

Why Global Engagement?

We see a world today that is at once bigger and smaller as events and cultures we hardly knew existed just a few years ago are now downloaded into our pockets instantly.  Diversity in language, culture, beliefs, and backgrounds are no longer a world away but many of times right outside of our doorsteps. Thus, we want to prepare our students for an increasingly diverse and globalized world.  More importantly, we belong to a global church and we want to better reflect the reality of the Kingdom of God. 

As the Global Engagement Office, our desire is for our students to reflect Christ-like empathy and humility as they engage different cultures and advance the cause of Christ around the world.  Through studies, travels, and service in cultures other than their own, we want to encourage and provide students opportunities to work toward cultural engagement and a global perspective.  Ultimately, we want to equip students to live and work faithfully and fruitfully no matter where God calls them to serve. 

Areas of Programs:

Global Engagement Office Objectives:

  • To assist students with opportunities to engage with different cultures and people groups through study abroad programs, study tours, service/mission opportunities, internships/work opportunities, and/or other cross-cultural engagement experiences.
  • To help students learn how to study a culture and to understand how the world might look from the perspective of another community.
  • To help students integrate his/her existence into the contemporary world more insightfully and more holistically, while growing in their understanding of international interests and becoming contributing voices to global issues/concerns. 
  • To expose students to both cognitive and affective educational activities and learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom.
  • To foster in students the need to increase cultural sensitivity awareness as they develop competencies to effectively serve Christ in a global society.

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