International students

Center for Global Education

Mission Statement

North Central College has made a firm commitment to ensuring that students, faculty, staff, and the Naperville community develop knowledge and appreciation of cultural differences in both domestic and international settings.


The Center for Global Education (CGE) houses four distinct areas all strategically focused on the important international efforts and priorities of the College. The CGE team is excited to

  • welcome our incoming international students
  • best support the success of our current international students
  • showcase our tailored and interactive English Language Institute, and
  • thoughtfully guide and support all North Central students in adding an education abroad experience to their College career. 

North Central College's goal is to support and graduate students in becoming curious and engaged leaders and global citizens, and I am excited to provide leadership and vision for the College's international efforts through the students we serve and the important work we do through the Center for Global Education. 

Wishing you all the best, at home and abroad,


Kimberly Larsson

Executive Director, Center for Global Education 

Assistant Dean, International Student Recruitment and Admissions

Kimberly Larsson

Explore Our Center

Use the links below to explore the various units and programs housed within the Center for Global Education. 

International Admissions

International Admissions


English Language Institute

ISSE retreat

International Student Services and Engagement

Education abroad Italy

Education Abroad

Education abroad trip to Germany

May Term Courses Abroad

International Flamenco Festival

Faculty Opportunities

global education staff

Meet the Staff

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