International Campus Programming

Each year, the CIE selects an area of the globe as a special focus for the entire Berea College campus. The Director of International Education programs special campus-wide events related to the area of focus, including arranging for interdisciplinary special lectures and forums; planning cultural events (such as dance and music performances); hosting Fulbright scholars; and holding religious ceremonies. Faculty are invited to host visiting scholars in appropriate classes as guest lecturers.  The international focus has been on Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and East Asia.  Each year in the spring, the International Focus is announced for the upcoming academic year.  By learning about “all peoples of the earth,” the CIE believes that the Berea learning experience can be deepened and strengthened.  Additionally, a popular noon-time program for students, "TGIF- Think Globally, It's Friday" features international students and students who have returned from studying abroad, sharing about a specific country, while students enjoy a "home cooked" meal based on recipes from the same country.