Center for Global Engagement
Patricia Trent, Executive Director
The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) strives to infuse an international dimension to Longwood’s concept of the citizen leader. Bringing qualified international students to campus, providing quality learning opportunities abroad, and empowering faculty to explore transnational research and teaching opportunities, the CGE prepares students to be successful leaders in a multicultural world.
Study Abroad programs are available in the form of short-term group programs led by Longwood University faculty during summers or winter intersessions, one- or two-month academic summer programs, and semester and year programs and internships. At least a year ahead, students should start the planning by making an appointment with the study abroad director, Dr. Emily Kane at the Center for Global Engagement. Study abroad opportunities are open to all students; a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is required for most study abroad programs. Modern Language majors are required to study abroad for at least one full semester, Honor’s students and students minoring in International Studies also have a study abroad requirement. All federal, state and institutional financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work Study, may be applied toward the costs of approved study abroad programs. There are numerous scholarships available for students in programs abroad. For complete information on upcoming programs, requirements for participation, credit transfer, and application procedures, and for help in selecting a program and for program approval, please visit the Center for Global Engagement in Lankford 201. The CGE website contains information that will be helpful as you begin to plan study abroad:
English as a Second Language Bridge Program
EBP is an academic transition program for new undergraduate students. Students will enroll as a first semester freshman taking a mix of courses including academic ESL. Students will be mentored and coached through their first academic year to ensure their success. The EBP does not require additional fees, and EBP students are eligible for scholarships.
English Language Bridge Program
International Students and Scholars
The International Student/Scholar Advisor provides non-immigrant visa advising, airport transportation, orientation, cultural programming, and field trips for international student/scholars. Additionally, the ISSA serves as advisor to two globally focused student organizations - Global Leaders, and International Student Advisory Council.
International Student and Scholar Services