News and events for our intercultural campus

News stories related to international and intercultural

Check out the Gustavus news feed for stories tagged #CICE. Recent student achievements, major program announcements, and other news related to international and intercultural programs at Gustavus.

Carly OverfeltCarly Overfelt joins CICE as Multilingual and Intercultural Program Coordinator

Gustavus created a new position in 2017 that combines support for multilingual students (both US and international students for whom English is not a primary language) with intercultural programming that aims to bring international and US students of all backgrounds together. Carly Overfelt joined the team in August 2017. Read up on her background on her profile page, and check out the servies and workshops she provides on our MIPC page.

Gustavus joins the National Student Exchange network

Gustavus has recently joined the National Student Exchange (NSE) program network. NSE is a program that facilitates academic exchange of one semester or one academic year (plus some special summer and other academic programs) between students at more than 100 colleges and universities across the US (including Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) and Canada. Gusties will have many more opprtunities to study away in the US and Canada, and we will also be welcoming some guest Gusties from other schools!

G'Local mentorship program is kicking off in fall 2017

One of our new programs for both international and US students is the G'Local (short for global/local) mentorship program, which pairs new international students with sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are US students. The idea is twofold: (1) provide a mentor who can answer questions both practical and cultural; and (2) help international students meet US students (mentors are asked to invite their mentees to a few social gatherings) and perhaps create lifelong intercultural friendships. If you are interested in participating, either as a mentor or mentee, contact the program staff at

Students on bicycles with a Thai temple in the backgroundNew, low-cost study away programs

In 2016-17, Gustavus signed a cooperation agreement with USAC, a study away partner organization that offers low-cost, no-frills programs around the world. The frills are available, too, but on an opt-in, a la carte model that allow students and families to choose how much they would like to spend on the study away semester or year. Those who don't need the excursions to historic sites, ecotourist adventures, etc. can study away for essentially the same total cost as studying at Gustavus (maybe even a little less, in the case of a few very affordable destinations). Check out the roster of Gustavus-sponsored USAC programs, and bookmark it and check back frequently, as we are still "onboarding" some more of them.


Search for a program in our online program and application system. You are also encouraged to meet with one of our Peer Advisors to learn more about your off-campus study options and application procedures.