Broaden Your Perspective

Shuford Center for International Education

There are many co-curricular activities that enrich the Lenoir-Rhyne education. By participating in study abroad or interacting with international students on our campus, you will expand your knowledge and engage other cultures in ways that broaden your perspective.

Preparing You for the World

The Shuford Center for International Education initiates and supports events and programs that contribute to a global education and fosters intercultural skills building for U.S. and international students.  

We offer robust opportunities for our international students to integrate into life on campus and we encourage all LR students to explore how intercultural learning can support effective relationships across cultural difference in day to day interactions, in local communities and in the larger world.  We offer students the opportunity to live in a globally focused residential learning community called the Global Village and to serve as peer mentors to exchange students through our I-Pal program.  

Not only do we facilitate the study abroad process, but we offer students opportunities to maximize what you learn from your experience, inviting reflection that supports self-learning, discernment and a comfort level relating newly developed transferrable skills to future employers. A few of the events and programs include: 

  • International Student Meet & Greet
  • Developing Cultural Superpowers
  • Leveraging Your Study Abroad Experience
  • Health and Wellness Abroad
  • Budgeting for Your Study Abroad Experience
Katelyn Vause

I studied abroad the summer after my sophomore year at the University of Exeter. Through that experience, I explored a topic I wouldn't have otherwise, enabling me to broaden my horizons.

Katelyn Vause '18, English