The Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education is the office responsible for outgoing and incoming student and faculty exchanges. This includes study abroad and exchange programs, faculty exchanges, and short-term and semester-long faculty-led academic programs abroad. The center advises students on international opportunities and scholarship funding sources, and manages students’ applications and other paperwork. It provides pre-departure orientation for study abroad programs and opportunities for reflection upon students’ return. It also works to ensure the safety of the John Carroll community while abroad, through advising, insurance programs, and monitoring world events.

The center issues and maintains visa paperwork for degree-seeking students as well as student, faculty, and researcher exchange visitors. It is responsible for ensuring that international students maintain their status under the terms of their visas and University policies, authorizes work permission on and off campus, and orients new international students. The center also provides opportunities for international students to integrate into campus life and meet other international and domestic students, faculty, and staff. Contact: The Center for Global Education at, or visit the CGE website at, or call 216-397-4320.

The Center for Service and Social Action

The Center for Service and Social Action connects students and faculty to engaging opportunities for learning through service, community-based research, and civic engagement. The center also connects the campus with the community through mutual partnerships that are significant, eye-opening, and transformative. These high-impact learning experiences help the University realize the Jesuit goal of developing well-educated men and women who understand the realities of a changing world as well as what it means to stand in solidarity with those living in poverty and on the margins.

Through these dynamic opportunities and encounters, learning is deepened, awareness is broadened, and career paths are discovered or confirmed. The center embodies the mission and commitment of John Carroll University in the formation of men and women who “excel in learning, leadership, and service,” to build a more humane and just society.

Director: Sr. Katherine Feely, SND.

Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty prepares students through curricular and co-curricular experiences to work toward reducing poverty as they begin and progress through their professional lives. The consortium, to which John Carroll belongs, consists of approximately twenty universities and colleges dedicated to educating the next generation about poverty in this country and around the world. John Carroll students are selected to participate through a competitively reviewed application process for an eight-week, stipend-supported summer internship with an urban or rural organization that addresses the needs of society’s most vulnerable members. Academic Director: Dr. Margaret Finucane, The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre; Internship Director: Maryellen Callanan, Center for Service and Social Action.