Global Engagement Center

Cultivating global citizens and global thinkers

Welcome to the Global Engagement Center (GEC). We’re committed to promoting global awareness and continuing to internationalize the campus. Our office provides services to international students and scholars, as well as to Hamline students hoping to study away and abroad.


The Global Engagement Center aims to foster global thinkers and global citizens among our international and study abroad students and scholars. 

  • We provide vision, leadership, and strategic planning for the university's current and future initiatives, including globally oriented curricular and cocurricular programs
  • We build strategic partnerships in support of a diverse portfolio of international programs
  • We collaborate with academic and administrative units across campus to facilitate and enhance Hamline's global scholarship, engagement, and geographic footprint worldwide

Office hours

  • In-person hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and by appointment on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Virtual hours: The GEC monitors emails from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as usual. We’re also available for phone calls or Google Meet virtual chats. Please email us to arrange a call or virtual meeting.
Students in a study abroad at Belize

Study away and study abroad

Whether you are looking to stay near campus or hope to travel the globe, we offer more than 100 programs ranging from faculty-led cohorts to internships, volunteering, and research opportunities. Join our growing Global Piper community with students going on new and exciting adventures every year.

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International student resources

We provide the latest news about career development, social and cultural events, and other helpful resources for prospective, admitted, and current international students.

Traveling to York, England, was my first cross-cultural experience. It renewed a sense in wonder that I had lost over the years from being too comfortable with my surroundings. I'll never forget that liberating feeling."


Headshot of Hamline collaborator Patrick Haught