Center for Global Studies

The Center for Global Studies helps students understand how countries across the globe are linked together ecologically, economically, geographically and politically.

Contact Information

Professor Kevin Hickey, MLA

Director, Center for Global Studies



Founders Hall - Room 308

Be Part of Something Bigger

At Assumption University, we seek to understand and engage with the world around us in multiple ways, inside and outside the classroom. The Center for Global Studies at Assumption is designed to coordinate and facilitate the global initiatives of students, faculty and staff. It brings together an academic program – the Global Studies major and minor – with three important internationally-focused co-curricular programs: Study abroad and international student advising, the University's partnership with Catholic Relief Services, the world’s largest humanitarian agency, and advising for the students applying to international post-graduate scholarships such as the Fulbright. The Center strengthens and deepens the connections between these programs, enhancing Assumption’s mission to create thoughtful, ethical global citizens and leaders.

Study Abroad

Through a study abroad experience, you'll broaden your undergraduate education with international perspectives, gain a deeper, richer understanding of your own cultural identity, and become a true citizen of the world.

International Student Advising

To accommodate our international students’ variety of needs, Assumption offers one-on-one advising, multicultural clubs, a first-year international student orientation and dedicated international student staff.

International Scholarships

Assumption students can teach and do research abroad through international scholarship programs such as the Fulbright, the Boren and the Gates.


Center for Global Studies Staff

The Center for Global Studies