The Center for Global Education (CGE) serves not only as the “hub” for study abroad and international students, but also provides opportunities to support and learn through events on campus. Check out the great events in the works for the Academic 2017 – 2018 school year!


Wheaton Goes Global!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 — 12:00-2:00pm in Balfour Hood

Study Abroad Expo—Balfour Atrium
Organized by academic fields of study, talk to your peers who have studied abroad and earned credits for their Majors, Minors, and Foundation requirements. See what it’s like to study Geology in New Zealand, Hispanic Studies in Latin America, the Classics in Greece—and so much more!

Passport Day—1960 Room
Get your US passport application submitted on campus in order to receive your passport in time to study abroad this summer or fall!

Financing Study Abroad—New Yellow Parlor
Meet with study abroad advisors and Peer Advisors to start applications, learn about new scholarships, and get all your questions answered!

International Cafe

The Center for Global Education will be hosting an International Cafe for students, faculty and staff. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, bring your lunch and speak, play games and watch videos in your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th (non-English) languages.

Every Friday starting February 2nd, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm, Emerson Dining Hall

International Bazaar

One of the newest traditions to come to Wheaton is the International Bazaar.

With nearly 200 international students (nearly 12% of the whole campus) here at Wheaton we are provided with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate cultural appreciation within our small community.

The multi-faceted event includes informational tables, food tasting, music and dance performances from students groups and ending with an international fashion show.

Everyone in the Wheaton and Norton area is invited to participate in the celebration through sharing samples of your home country’s food, clothing, music, dance, language, arts and crafts and more. During the day people can simply stop by to learn and experience facets of other peoples’ cultures and traditions.

The 2nd annual International Bazaar will be happening Friday, March 23rd, 2018 from 4pm – 7pm in Balfour Hood. If you want to participate or volunteer, please sign up here

Check out the Facebook photos from the previous International Bazaar.

Eye on the World Photo Contest

Every year, the Center for Global Education offers the Eye on the World Photo Contest! Photos can be taken abroad or in the US. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Prizes for best photos (for students only)!

Here are some photos from previous years.

International Education Week, November 12-16, 2018

Throughout the week, over a dozen events across campus are organized to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Check out our IEW 2017 events here!

Through these events, and more, we hope to continue to inspire and cultivate intercultural awareness and understanding throughout our campus and beyond.

WorldFest Funding

Did you know that Wheaton students, faculty and staff may request funding for global events on campus? Worldfest is a longstanding Wheaton tradition that helps to bring cultural events to the wider campus community and is an important means of achieving global learning goals through cross-cultural programming.

Find out more about WorldFest opportunities now.