More than one hundred twenty international students represent twenty-eight nations in the 2014 fall semester. These students come to CN from countries in Africa, North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Over the years Carson-Newman has conferred degrees on students from all over the world who have returned to their homelands to teach, establish homes, enter various professions, establish businesses, pastor churches, and become an integral part of their communities. Truly the sun never sets on Carson-Newman alumni. At the same time that Carson-Newman is hosting students from all over the world, the university is sending students and faculty abroad. In the past five years, more than 230 students and faculty have studied and served abroad in Mexico, Tanzania, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, Macedonia, Greece, Italy, Australia, France, China, Great Britain, Jordan, Scotland, India, Costa Rica, South Korea, Austria, Germany, Thailand and Hong Kong.
The Center for Global Education
The Center for Global Education (CGE) is located on the edge of Carson-Newman’s campus at the corner of Russell Avenue and King Street in a structure that was built in 1870. The CGE is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30am-4:30pm. Staff members can be reached by calling 865-471-4777 or by contacting specific staff listed in the Directory.
It is home to the Midkiff Resource Center, located in the upstairs of the Center for Global Education, which is provided for graduate students in the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program. Materials related to the field are provided, including textbooks, curriculum materials, videos, audio cassettes, CD’s, journals, and combinations of the above and are available to students for check-out. In addition copies of scholarly papers, a requirement for each graduate student, are located in the resource center and may be checked out to students. Hours of operation are Monday and Friday, from 11:00-4:00pm. A student worker is available during open hours to help students with all materials.
Steeple of Excellence
In January 2003, the trustees of the college named the international program a Steeple of Excellence. With the appointment of this distinction, a committee was formed to project specific programs promoting Carson-Newman’s strength in Global Education.