Global Education

The Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education is dedicated to prepare students to navigate in an increasingly complex and interdependent world with agency and confidence.

Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education

The Field
The world is complex and increasingly interconnected. Local and global issues are often impossible to separate. Because of this new reality, the field of global education is fundamental to the education of the next generation of leaders. Consequences of globalization include questions of safe food and water supply; health epidemics and delivery of quality care; economic growth and stability; digital media and cyber security; climate and the environment; and terrorism. To address these and other global challenges, it is urgent that undergraduate students gain global awareness, global perspectives, and the disposition to engage in global issues.

The Program
As a student at Carroll College, you will find global learning outcomes in every area of your education. The Artaza Center coordinates global learning opportunities on campus as well as abroad – in curricular and co-curricular programming. The Artaza Center is committed to offering and recommending programs that are of the highest academic rigor; ethical and in line with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching; low risk with high benefit; and a good financial value.

  • On-Campus Global Learning -- Global learning outcomes are part of academic coursework in every discipline. You can also take courses to gain specific global knowledge and skills while you develop cross-cultural behaviors and attitudes. In addition, you will be offered opportunities to learn from international students and speakers through global events like our World on Wednesday series. You are invited to join Engineers Without Borders, Carroll Outreach Team, OASIS (Organization of American Students and International Students), and the Intercultural Students Network, where together with fellow students you will engage the world.
  • Study and Serve Abroad Programs – Our Global Education Office coordinates over 150 exchange programs that allow you to study abroad for a semester or a year in exchange for an international student coming to our campus. Carroll College also sponsors long-term, medium length, and short-term study abroad programs, including faculty-led study tours each year to different destinations. This wide variety of study abroad programs makes study abroad possible within four years for all students, regardless of major. We also encourage students to consider service-learning abroad. There are many options available, including short-term faculty-led programs, three different Engineers Without Borders projects, and many recommended programs for internships, volunteering, and medical/dental shadowing abroad. As a Catholic college we encourage every student to experience the dignity of all the world’s people, engage with them in their own communities, and work in solidarity together to confront global issues of concern to us all. It’s What Saints Do!

Why Excellence in Global Education at Carroll College?
Sahara-camels.jpegAs a liberal arts college, we promise that our graduates will be prepared to thrive in a complex and interconnected world. To make good on this promise, we offer programs and services to support the development of the whole person, for vocation and enlightenment. As a Catholic college and a CRS Global Campus, we are persuaded that we must educate global citizens who will walk in partnership with the poor and marginalized; work to end inequality and poverty; take seriously the stewardship of our earth and environment; and make a firm commitment to tackle and help solve some of the biggest issues of the 21st century. Global education is essential to every student, in every major, in every discipline.

The Possibilities
Graduates who gain global competencies during their education at Carroll College will be prepared for any number of career and educational paths ahead. Business students who study abroad in Asia are highly-sought employees of fortune-500 companies. Students who reflectively participate in ethical international shadowing programs are appealing candidates for medical and dental schools. Project leaders on Engineers Without Borders projects often leave college with well-paid internships or acceptance into the best graduate programs in the country. The possibilities are endless to engage your world.