Enrolling in a Non-Centre Program


Through our own regular semester programs in England, France, Mexico, Japan, Glasgow, China, and Northern Ireland, and through CentreTerm programs every January in several additional countries around the world, we provide students a large and rich option of choices in international study. About 96 percent of Centre students who study abroad do so using programs that we run ourselves.

A few students each year choose to study abroad for a semester in a non-Centre program. The Center for Global Citizenship Office keeps on file information on hundreds of non-Centre programs, arranged by country, for students to consult at their leisure. To participate in a semester program abroad sponsored by another institution or organization, Centre students take a temporary leave of absence from Centre. They fill out a form from the Registrar’s Office and list the courses they intend to take abroad. In consultation with the faculty, the Registrar then lets those students know ahead of time how their non-Centre abroad courses will translate into Centre courses when they transfer in. Grades from non-Centre courses are recorded on the student transcript and used to figure graduating honors but are not counted in the student’s Centre College cumulative grade-point average.

Because of the law, our Student Financial Planning Office may not process any financial aid or loans for students on leaves of absence from Centre. That is, students who take a leave of absence to enroll in a non-Centre program abroad will not be eligible to receive Centre, State, or Federal financial aid of any kind through our Student Financial Planning office. This includes State KEES money and the various federal loan programs.

Some Centre students with limited or no financial aid may be able to participate in a non-Centre, semester program abroad for about the same cost they would pay at Centre. Dr. Reigelman or Leigh Cocanougher in the Center for Global Citizenship Office can advise students about this.

Kentucky Institute for International Studies

Many of the students who have considered non-Centre study abroad programs will choose one of the many KIIS (Kentucky Institute for International Studies) offerings. KIIS is a consortia of Kentucky schools, with a few from Tennessee and Ohio, who have partnered to make study abroad more affordable to more students at institutions in Kentucky. For more information on the wide range of KIIS options, please visit kiis.org.

Upcoming K.I.I.S. programs directed by Centre professors

K.I.I.S. programs directed by Centre professors qualify for a Centre senior subsidy. In the summer of 2014, two K.I.I.S. trip (Costa Rica and Istanbul) qualify.

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in the Middle East

In this program for 30 students a semester (equally divided between Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians), students live in a kibbutz and study interdisciplinary, cross-cultural environmental issues. The courses are credited through Ben Gurion University of the Negev. For more information, click here.