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Center for Global Engagement

Center for Global Education at SNUMission

Our mission is to engage SNU students and faculty in other cultures by identifying, applying, and participating in global academic programs that will better prepare and equip Christlike disciples (Christians) for service in a rapidly intersecting world.

Center for Global Education at SNUVision

We will work alongside every department to incorporate experiential learning in their Curriculum. by living and studying in a different culture expands one’s worldview in a way unique to any other. Because learning by experience not only helps us learn about others but about ourselves.


We will provide cost effective opportunities for every student to engage in a global environment.

We will do everything in our power for SNU students to make these opportunities financially accessible. 

We will lead the example of what intercultural learning experiences can accomplish.

We will be good stewards of people’s time and money. What we ask may not always be meet with open arms or an open mind. But by the end of the experience through our leadership both will be opened to new possibilities. 

We will recognize our Western perspective in order to fully engage in every moment/intersection.

We see the world based on our perspective which can lead us to feel an array of emotions to the cultural aspects of others that we don’t understand. We can not change our perspective but we can open our eyes to see culture differently by allowing our hearts and minds to be shaped by the perspective of others. We will be respectful, we will be humbled, and we will be better because of the opportunity to learn from someone different than ourselves. And at the core we will learn that we are all human, and loved by God.

Center for Global Education at SNUPeruse the website to learn the reasons you should consider studying off-campus, find out what others students think about study abroad, and how to start preparations for a semester outside of Bethany, Oklahoma.

SNU’s Center for Global Engagement endorses off-campus programs in the United States and across the world. Because we know that studying off-campus creates many questions and concerns, check out the advice for parents, as well as some answers to general questions.

Have some more questions? Contact the Center for Global Engagement, and we are happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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