Bringing Wheaton to the world and the world to Wheaton—the Center for Global Education, your doorway to the world beyond.
The Center of Global Education was created because Wheaton College understands the need for everyone to develop an international perspective. Studying abroad for a semester or year provides students the opportunity to fully engage with another culture.
Study abroad programs offered by Wheaton College have been chosen to reflect the university's commitment to the ideal of education as a transformative experience. Wheaton believes the challenges students face when confronted with different perspectives, and ways of doing and being enhance their understanding of their place in the world and their opportunities beyond Wheaton College.
Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to enlarge their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. Our study abroad portfolio aims to offer high-quality courses in a variety of fields, including some specialized curricula in visual arts, environmental sciences, religion, education and the languages. Given the great student demand for these programs each year, they are extremely competitive. Far from the whirlwind of the home campus, study-abroad participants have the opportunity to pursue more independent intellectual endeavors. Because Wheaton College is committed to making these programs available to as wide a range of students as possible the number of Wheaton students who study abroad is consistently high in comparison to other institutions. In fact, over the last five years on average 45% of the student body participated in an overseas program of study.
With unique program offerings in places such as Botswana, Bhutan, South Africa and Egypt, Wheaton College works to support the dreams and aspirations of our students to have a positive impact on the world.