Discovering Ghana

Every summer since 2010, a small number of students have taken advantage of Central’s newest study abroad program in Ghana. The one-month program takes students through Ghana’s history and introduces them to the nation’s performing arts.

Sep 24, 2014

Morocco Exchange immerses students in a completely new culture

Morocco Exchange, Granada, Spain

Morocco Exchange, known as the cultural highlight of Central’s Granada semester, is an intense excursion across the Strait of Gibraltar to North Africa, where program director Veronica Montero says, “Nothing is typical.”

Sep 24, 2014

McMorran teaches Japanese studies at National University of Singapore.

Living Globally

Some things in life aren’t easily measured. What, for instance, is the value of a study abroad experience that sparked a passion for foreign policy, provided experiences crucial to graduate school admission essays and eventually led to a job working with the Department of State? How do you measure the worth of a semester abroad that led to further exploration of world cultures and ultimately to a position teaching Japanese studies at a university in Singapore?

Sep 24, 2014

Mattlace, Suzanne Corley, and Ann Sobiech Munson '91 visit Chiapas, Mexico, in 1988.

Discovering a Sense of Place: Looking Back at Study Abroad

Being a guest in the Central College house in Merida, Yucatan, in January for three weeks made me so happy I could not sleep the first couple of nights I spent in the “faculty room.”

Sep 24, 2014


A Bigger World, More Possibilities

It is five years after graduation from Central College, and I find myself living in a town similar to Pella. It is a small community in the Midwest, with cornfields just outside of town.

Sep 12, 2014

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