Study Abroad is an integral part of the identity of Central College. Students are actively encouraged to develop cross-cultural awareness and the ability to communicate as well as to understand, live and work in culturally diverse environments. The international education experience also strives to challenge students to understand empathetically, live cooperatively and act responsibly in a changing and intricately connected world. To accomplish these goals, Central College promotes study broad opportunities on three different continents. More than 9,000 students from Central and other colleges and universities have participated in Central College’s international programs over the past 40 years.