The Center for International Education (CIE), a department within Academic Affairs, is firmly committed to developing and promoting exciting and new international education initiatives for Millikin University. The Center strives to connect domestic and international students and scholars with on-campus and overseas learning opportunities while maintaining a clear sense of purpose and dedication to international education.
The CIE offers a variety of services to the entire university population. One of the primary functions of this office is to serve as the International Education hub for Millikin’s campus. In this role, the Center serves all international students with orientation, visa issues, assimilation adjustments, and day to day advising on all things pertaining to each student’s well-being. The CIE also houses the study abroad advising team that guides students to live and study in other parts of the world as part of short-term programs, or immersions lasting for a few weeks, and study abroad opportunities lasting from a semester to a full academic year. With these responsibilities, the CIE proudly serves as a catalyst for internationalization within the Millikin community.
Mission: Consistent with Millikin’s Mission to prepare students for democratic citizenship in a global environment, the Center for International Education will prepare Millikin students and faculty for productive engagement in the global society of the 21st century. The value of a significant international experience can prove crucial to a student’s career and future understanding of themselves and their world. It opens the door to more choice: language acquisition, career options, new kinds of learning, new cultures and new people. Millikin University encourages all students to take advantage of the many international opportunities available and to become DEMOCRATIC CITIZENS IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT.