Center for Global Engagement

Always Globally Engaged

Welcome to the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) and the University of Michigan-Flint.  The CGE is made up of passionate staff who are dedicated to the fields of International and Intercultural Education. The CGE is an academic resource center for students, faculty, and staff interested in global and intercultural education opportunities (domestic and abroad).  We provide professional advising and support services for international students, students interested in education abroad, and faculty interested in infusing their teaching and scholarship with global and intercultural perspectives and learning experiences.   The CGE seeks to coordinate and facilitate efforts across the campus and around the world to enrich, deepen, and expand international activity and intercultural engagement through travel, research, and study.  We invite you to reach out to our team today!

Advisory Council for Global Engagement

The Advisory Council for Global Engagement (ACGE) provides leadership to advance the mission and purpose of the Center for Global Engagement (CGE).  The ACGE will work with the university leadership on developing an integrated and comprehensive global learning experience to all students and expand the global engagement of all UM-Flint students, faculty, staff, and community through opportunities at home and abroad.  ACGE members collaborate with each other and the CGE staff to generate innovative ideas, develop new initiatives, support program implementation, and assist with program evaluation.

Global Outreach Ambassador

The Global Outreach Ambassador (GOA) program supports the robust and diverse international recruitment efforts both on and off campus. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to be a GOA.

What is the Global Outreach Ambassador program?  

The Global Outreach Ambassador (GOA) program supports the robust and diverse international recruitment efforts both on and off campus. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to be a GOA.     

GOA goals include:       

  • Connecting faculty, staff, students and alumni to Center for Global Engagement (CGE) resources to support international activities
  • Providing trainings to assist GOAs to expand international reach and opportunities
  • Fostering collaboration, networking, and innovation among UM-Flint’s GOAs who are engaged (or wish to be) in such efforts
  • Expanding and maximizing international recruitment and retention efforts

  What can alumni GOAs do?    

  • Become an Alumni Ambassador!
  • Keep us informed. If you will be in town during an alumni or recruitment event and would like to volunteer or meet up during our travels, let us know.
  • Share your story! The CGE welcomes you to tell us about your experience. We spotlight students and alumni for others to see the benefits of a Michigan education.

Advising & Questions

Currently the staff of the Center for Global Engagement are working remotely.  If you have questions and need to get in contact with Kimberly Butka, International Student and Scholar Program Manager (DSO and ARO) please email her at kitaylor@umich.edu. Questions can be answered through email or a Google Meet can be scheduled. Weekly drop in sessions are held on Thursdays.