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Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies


Tim Foster

Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures (Spanish)

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



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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 53% 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 for students and faculty
  • Integrating the experiences of students who have studied abroad into the life of the Knox community
  • Supporting and administering the Knox Peace Corps Prep Program (the first such program in the United States)

Knox offers students access to many off-campus programs located around the world 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 assistant professional staff along with other resources.

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.

Funding for summer and mid-winter research, internships, and service projects is available from the Stellyes Center. Deadlines for summer funding coincide with the mid-spring Richter deadlines (proposals are reviewed jointly by a single committee). Mid-winter applications are received on a rolling basis. Note that proposals accompanied by a faculty letter of recommendation tend to be stronger proposals! Include a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or close mentor. Funding cannot be used for travel to a home country, for summer tuition (i.e., for credit-bearing academic summer programs), for travel or medical/accident insurance, or for international projects undertaken after graduation from Knox.

Stellyes Student Application Form

Stellyes Student Budget Form

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Printed on Wednesday, April 24, 2024