Albion College Center for International Education-Study Abroad

Albion College Center for International Education-Study Abroad Our classroom is the world.
Albion College's Center for International Education is dedicated to the facilitation of Albion student's study abroad experiences, as well as the welcoming and supporting of new international students to Albion's campus.


Albion College's First Tunnicliff Scholar Presents South Africa Research (-)

International impacts on sustainability work is the topic for Albion College's first Tunnicliff Fellow—David Utrata, '15—in a public presentation Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.

A member of the Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, Utrata spent the fall 2014 semester in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Visiting national parks as well as utility infrastructures in South Africa, Utrata developed an awareness of how sustainability movements in South Africa often focused on social justice and development, as opposed to the West's more economically focused projects. (Read more about his off-campus experience.)

The Tunnicliff Endowment at Albion College was established following the untimely 2011 death of former Albion mayor and Albion College Ford Institute Director Kim Tunnicliff. The endowment supports students engaging in a study-abroad program, as international experiences were among Tunnicliff's educational passions. Originally appointed at Albion in 1984 as a faculty member in the Political Science Department, Tunnicliff's post-Albion career included leadership positions with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Augustana College and the College of Wooster.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the College's Center for International Education secretary Sherri Lang, [email protected] or 517/629-0307.


OCP grant applications are due on Monday, April 13! Available only to academic year, fall or spring semester students for students studying off-campus through Albion College. Who doesn't need money?


2014 OCP photo contest is going on now~ check out and vote for your favorite photo in the Kellogg Center Lobby all week!

Congratulations to our OCP photo contest winners1st place - Alexa Hyman. Studied at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy...

Congratulations to our OCP photo contest winners
1st place - Alexa Hyman. Studied at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy
2nd place- Lindsay Pennala studied at Hyderabad, India
3rd place -Erik Fink. Studied in Freiburg, Germany


Albion Alum Sarah McNitt will be on Jeopardy on 1/14/14. !!! Sarah studied in Grenoble, France. Our students are awesome!


Last coffee hour of the semester today in the KC living room at 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Stop by and say final goodbyes to our exchange students, who are leaving in next week.

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Coffee Hour in the Kellogg Center Living room, hope to see you there today from 3:30- 5. Only one more before the semester ends and we say goodbye to some of our exchange students!

Albion College Umbrella House and Organization

Let's celebrate our differences!

International Week & Dinner

The International Students Union cordially invite you to join us in celebration of the International Week Nov 18th-21st, Mon-Thurs. Each day of the week is in highlight with either themes or events.
Monday - Dress in cultural outfit or accessorize in cultural fancy shmancies. Come to KC living room at 4 PM to get some pictures taken. ^_^
Tuesday - International Music Day. Send in your favorite songs to [email protected]. to be played at KC living room.
Wednesday - Drinks and Crafts Day. Stop by KC living room to enjoy some drinks from all over the world and get crafty.
Thursday - International Dinner. Join us for cuisine fusion at 6 PM KC Stack. There will be some cultural performances. If you are interested in performing, email [email protected]. Tickets will be $1 per student and $3 for non students.
We look forward to your participation.
Questions? Email [email protected]


Thinking of all of our friends and former students in the Phillipines. Hope everyone is ok, prayers for everyone over there~

Bridging the World to the Classroom #studyabroad #AlbionCollege #CIE

Bridging the World to the Classroom #studyabroad #AlbionCollege #CIE

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Another succesful study abroad fair under our belts, thanks to all the students who showed up to help set up and run tables. You guys are awesome!


Re-entry dinner this Wednesday night, let me know if you will be attending. Excited to hear your stories and share some wonderful paella~


Reentry dinner on Wednesday, August 28. See you then! Don't forget the OCP Fair in coordination with Briton Bash, Wed 9/4

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Global Food Festival in Upper Baldwin tonight, if you need tickets stop by the CIE office Vulgamore 306


Congratulations to the students that won the OCP photo contest. I will be posting pictures shortly. And for those of you that didn't win, we enjoyed your photos and wish we could've picked all of you. Glad you had such a wonderful time abroad!


Hope everyone is enjoying their spring break!


Applications have been turned in and students are anxiously awaiting to see if they are approved. Remember those days?


We are having international coffee hour again in the KC Living room. We will have a big fire and we would love to see you!


The Peace Corps allows its volunteers to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. On March 21st, a Peace Corps representative will be on our campus and she will be presenting some information about the Peace Corps and how to get involved in it. She will be visiting some classes and will also be doing a general info session later on in the evening at 6pm. Go check out this opportunity!


Chinese Lunar New Year event tonight, KC stack 6pm. Stop by if you can. Also get those pictures in for our photo contest.!!

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Hey returning students! Our reentry dinner is going to be in the Kellogg Center SEE on Wednesday, Jan 30th from 5:30- ? Invitations will be going out this week, hope to see you there!


Safe travels to all of the students coming home from thier study abroad programs all over the world. See you at the re-entry dinner in January!

Merry Christmas from the CIE Office!

Merry Christmas from the CIE Office!

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What was/is your favorite part about studying abroad?


Skype opportunities are coming up for students on Albion's campus to speak to our students off-campus right now.
Sign Up! Part of the Global Diversity Theme Year. Learn about your world outside of the U.S.

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Come check out International Coffee Hour this afternoon at 3:30 in the KC! Share your off campus experience and get to know some of the international students :) Hope to see you there!


Some very valid reasons to consider Study Abroad!

Study abroad helps you to learn about yourself. Students who study abroad return home with new ideas and perspectives about themselves and their own culture. The experience abroad often challenges them to reconsider their own beliefs and values. The experience may perhaps strengthen those values or it may cause students to alter or abandon them and embrace new concepts and perceptions. The encounter with other cultures enables students to see their own culture through new eyes.

Study abroad expands your worldview. In comparison with citizens of most other countries, Americans tend to be uninformed about the world beyond the nation's boundaries. Students who study abroad return home with an informed and much less biased perspective toward other cultures and peoples.

Study abroad gives you the opportunity to break out of your academic routine. Study abroad is likely to be much unlike what you are used to doing as a student. You may become familiar with an entirely new academic system and you will have the chance to take courses not offered on your home campus.
Study abroad enhances employment opportunities. Did you know that only 4% of U.S. undergraduates ever study abroad? Yet, the world continues to become more globalized, American countries are increasingly investing dollars abroad, and companies from countries around the world continue to invest in the international market. Through an employer's seyes, a student who has studied abroad is self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations. Your experience living and studying in a foreign country, negotiating another culture, and acquiring another language will all set you apart from the majority of other job applicants. [Read about careers in foreign languages.]


Sarah Julian `09


Mark J. Stevenson ’12


Mark Anthony Arceño `10


This week we are offering Study Abroad 101 classes for students interested in studying abroad, but not sure what it involves. We are offering this Monday and Wednesday at 11:45 in Vulgamore 302 and Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm in Vulgamore 302.
Pizza and soda will be supplied, so you won't miss lunch!


Did you study abroad in the spring, summer or academic year last year? Come to the Re-entry dinner Thursday from 5:30-7. RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your spot! Students who have gone to the dinner in the past, will tell you it's well worth it. Plus, who can pass up a free meal?

Did YOU know that we had a blog page? Check it out!
Center for International Education

Did YOU know that we had a blog page? Check it out!

Study Abroad students recently got to share part of thier experience with fellow students, staff and faculty by entering thier favorite photos from Study Abroad in our OCP photo contest. The photos were displayed for a week and everyone got a chance to vote for thier favorites. Top prize is $100, se...


Vulgamore 306
Albion, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00


(517) 629-0392



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