Global Engagement

What is the world? Who is my neighbor? At Rivier, the world is our classroom and our community, and every human being is our neighbor.

Our Office of Global Engagement transforms hearts and minds to serve the world by running academic, co-curricular, and campus-wide programs that help you better understand nations and cultures around the world, join intercultural partnerships, and travel to other countries through immersive experiences.

Our Values:

  • Understanding through thoughtful appreciation of global cultures by exploring international history, literature, art, politics, current events, and people
  • Partnering through working relationships with like-minded, global institutions that facilitate dynamic cultural exchange
  • Immersion activities that provide you with deep and persistent engagement in other cultural contexts
  • Transformation by connecting all aspects of your educational experience to create a global platform for personal, academic, and vocational reflection and change

Discover the World

With destinations such as Ireland, England, Australia, France, Italy, China and Costa Rica—there are many opportunities for you to expand your education and explore new cultures.

Experiential Learning on a Global Scale

Week-long study opportunities led by faculty members will offer cultural learning experiences that complement your coursework. Areas of study include leadership, nursing, biotechnology, service learning and more!

Global Scholars

Our Global Scholars Honors Program offers the opportunity to gain a global perspective and experience through interdisciplinary academic seminars, leadership development and intercultural/service immersion.

Global Travel Resources

Prepare for your trip abroad with our pre-departure checklist and helpful resources that will help you to plan your international travel.

Events and Service Opportunities

Service opportunities offer the chance to apply the skills learned in the classroom. Students present their findings to the greater Rivier community upon return.


Office of Global Engagement