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Center For Global Education

Welcome to the Center for Global Education! Our goal is to support UCM's commitment to cultivating a global perspective by bringing UCM to the world and the world to UCM through Study Abroad programs, Exchange opportunities, and English language instruction. 
The Center for Global Education (CGE) is home to the Study Abroad office, the English Language Institute, and several services for international students.
Most inquiries related to international students should be referred to the Office of International Student Services in Ward Edwards. Their contact information is included on the left side of this page.

About Study Abroad

  • Choose from over 60 countries and hundreds of courses to fit your major or minor. Time commitments can vary from as little as two to three weeks, or up to a full academic year!
  • The experience is affordable, as scholarships and grants are available, and many programs are comparable to the cost of attendance at UCM.
  • CGE is passionate about helping our students receive an essential part of their education here, by learning and growing in a different country.  
  • Stop by the Elliot Student Union, room 302 to learn more about our study abroad programming.  
    Apply Now!

About the English Language Institute (ELI)

  • ELI is located in the Elliott Student Union, Room 302.
  • The purpose of the Intensive English Program is to provide a range of English language and study skills at a variety of levels to non-native speakers of English.
  • Students can expect to improve their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. 
  • Students can also look forward to a variety of cultural programming through Conversation Partner Program, English Café and cultural experiences such as game nights, trips to Kansas City, picnics and traditional holiday celebrations.
  • For specific information about the Intensive English Program, please visit us here

About International Students

UCM is home to about 2,000 international students. Through International Student Programming, we ensure students who wish to study with us from around the world, feel welcome.  International Student programming/processing is located in the Ward Edwards Building, room 1800.  

About International Faculty & Scholar Services

Another way UCM is cultivating a global perspective on campus is by bringing international faculty to the university. Currently, we have more than thirty full time faculty here from other countries. Learn more about International Faculty and Scholar Services.


Study Abroad

Matthew Chiesi
Study Abroad Coordinator
Elliott Student Union 302
Tel: (660) 543-4195

English Language Institute

Valerie Hemming
Director, English Language Institute
Elliott Student Union 302
Tel: (660) 543-8131

International Student Services

Ward Edwards 1800
Tel: (660) 543-4092


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