Go beyond the typical undergraduate experience and explore, learn and work professionally in the international world.
To help meet the challenge of an increasingly global society, Connecticut College launched the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) in 1989.
The CISLA mission is to educate students to become culturally sensitive, socially engaged, politically informed leaders, and to give them the skills to succeed in a globalized world. As one of the interdisciplinary academic centers, CISLA offers Connecticut College students the opportunity to prepare for the international world of today and tomorrow.
The following three questions form the theoretical framework of the CISLA experience:
- How do the multiple origins and power dynamics of contemporary society impact us today?
- How can one's personal, national, or cultural history shape possibilities for the future?
- How can we address the material, spiritual and ethical challenges facing the world today?