Michael Cooke received a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Brazil. #

Offices & Services

Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies


Robin Ragan

Associate Professor of Modern Languages (Spanish), & Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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We firmly believe in a global education. Ours is an international campus with students and faculty from all over the world. Approximately 50% of Knox students study off campus before they graduate. No college education is complete unless it helps you understand the world in which you live and the people and issues you are certain to encounter as your life unfolds.

The Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies facilitates your global education by:

  • Coordinating study abroad and off-campus programs
  • Sponsoring distinguished guest speakers and scholars-in-residence who bring international perspectives to campus
  • Promoting international travel and research
  • Integrating the experiences of students who have studied abroad into the life of the community

Knox offers 36 off-campus programs located in 20 countries as well as the United States. To assist you in applying and preparing for these programs, the Center offers the expertise of its director and coordinators along with resources such as books, CD-ROMs, and online journals in areas related to global studies.

Office Hours

Appointments: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Walk-Ins: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Strong Academic Component

Like all aspects of your personal educational plan, your off-campus study should promote your intellectual and career aims. It's not simply about exploring a new place; it's about connecting that place to what you'll study there, and placing the experience within the context of your overall academic goals.

Therefore, as you apply to study off campus, your proposal will describe the personal aspects that motivate you and explain how off-campus study will strengthen your educational experiences and contribute to your major or other educational goals.

Support for your study off campus might come from:

  • A diverse cross-section of faculty from a variety of disciplines, including political science, modern languages, history, economics, international relations, Asian studies, and more.
  • Numerous financial resources, including both the Hartog Endowment for Global Studies, which help you afford the cost of off-campus study programs and also fund faculty research and development in locations such as Tanzania and Japan, and the Natalie Veneziano Travel fund, which can assist in covering airfare expenses associated with participating in the Knox Program in Barcelona.

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