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.

Annual Programming

International Education Week — March 28th – April 1st, 2022

Click here to see this year’s calendar of events!

International Cafe and Board Games

The Center for Global Education hosts an International Board Game Cafe (pdf) for students, faculty and staff. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, bring your lunch and speak, play boards games and watch videos in your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th (non-English) languages. For more information about the International Board Game Cafe, read this article about Playing with Language and it has impacted certain students and faculty/staff on campus.

Every Friday
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.

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.


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