ABOUT GEO CENTER
GEO Center Mission
Founded in 2005, the Colleges of the Fenway Global Education
Opportunities (GEO) Center offers member colleges a shared
resource for preparing students with learning and life experiences
to function effectively in a global environment. The Center
is dedicated to building awareness of, support for, access
to and participation in COF-sponsored cross-cultural education
abroad as well as in the U.S.
The GEO Center prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of ethnicity, race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or political beliefs.
The GEO Center provides a myriad of services to the COF institutions and our community.
Why should students contact the GEO Center?
To learn about travel courses* offered by the six Colleges of the Fenway schools available to you through cross registration.
To learn how to study, intern, volunteer or do a co-op abroad.
To learn how to prepare for international travel.
*on-campus semester-long course with a short-term travel component
Why should faculty and staff contact the GEO Center?
To help create safe and innovative travel programs and successfully lead student groups abroad and in the U.S.
To remain up-to-date with issues and trends in international education.
To access resources about risk mitigation and emergency management for travel.
Initiatives and Events
- Professional development workshops for Faculty/Staff who lead travel programs abroad
- Regional Networking Reception for Faculty and Staff such as the "Africa Networking Reception"
- COF study abroad fairs, one each semester
- Pre-departure orientations for semester/year/summer
abroad and COF travel programs
- Returning from Study Abroad workshop for students to process their travel experiences, incorporate them into life in the USA, and learn how to go abroad again
- Career Workshop such as "Jobs and Careers: Using Your Travel
Experiences" and "International Students Career Workshop"
The Global Ambassadors program is an opportunity for students
who have returned from study abroad to share their experience
with students on the COF campuses. Global Ambassadors conduct
info sessions in residence halls, do information tables, volunteer at GEO Center events, and may be available
for one on one peer consultations regarding study abroad.
If you would like to be a Global Ambassador, please contact the GEO Center.