Center for Global Education


Central State University believes that a strong global perspective is critical to a complete, rounded undergraduate experience and is committed to ensuring that students graduate with skills that will enable them to participate fully in an increasingly globalized and interdependent economy.

The Center for Global Education initiates, coordinates, and maintains study abroad and faculty and student exchange programs and international student enrollment and provides students, faculty, and administrators opportunities that promote intercultural awareness and intercultural communication through overseas study, service, and research. The Center also enhances knowledge of world cultures and helps to prepare graduates to compete effectively on the global stage through curricular programs, including a Global Studies program.


Wesley Hall 314


Mission Statement

The Center for Global Education seeks to develop, coordinate, and enhance University programs aimed at producing graduates who have an appreciation for other cultures and are equipped to live and work in a global society. The Center provides leadership and direction in international education, programs, and activities by providing a wide range of international study, research, service, and leadership opportunities to Central State University students, faculty, and administrators. By increasing international education opportunities for students and faculty, we imbue students with increased cross-cultural understanding, mutual respect, and mutual tolerance.

Role of the Center for Global Education

  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain study abroad opportunities for Central State University studentsWork with faculty, department chairs, and deans to develop and/or modify curricula in support of international studies
  • Provide orientation, counseling, and academic advising programs to support international students in adapting to the academic, cultural, and financial circumstances of their lives while they are enrolled at Central State University
  • Provide advice, workshops, and training for campus organizations and departments that impact the lives of foreign students at Central State University
  • Work with the Office of Admissions to establish and maintain a consistent University presence in targeted recruitment areas abroad
  • Implement a system for evaluation of foreign transfer credit evaluation
  • Coordinate university implementation of procedures and services to comply with legislative and regulatory mandates governing non-immigrant students and exchange visitors
  • Develop, maintain, and periodically update separate advising manuals for international students and study abroad students
  • Research and implement best practices in international studies consistent with the CSU mission and Strategic Academic and Enrollment Management (SAEM) Plan
  • Represent the University in state and national organizations and relationships that promote study abroad, student exchange, and international studies opportunities
  • Develop a Global Scholars Program to include an international study abroad component


Central State University ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Programs of Distinction

  • International Center for Water Resource Management (ICWRM)
  • Center of Excellence for Fine and Performing Arts
  • Center of Excellence of STEM Education (STEM-X-ED)
  • Center of Excellence in Emerging Technologies (CEET)


Quick Facts About Central State University

  • Founded in 1887
  • Suburban/Rural campus located in Wilberforce, Ohio in the Dayton-Metro Area; an hour from Cincinnati and Columbus
  • Student enrollment: Approximately 2,100
  • Faculty-to-student ratio 16:1
  • Faculty from over 20 countries
  • Small, welcoming, family-like environment
  • Picturesque campus