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ACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE)

December 30, 1899



The Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) promotes the advancement of internationalization on ACE member campuses through a wide range of programs, publications, and web-based resources.  It also engages the global higher education community in an effort to strengthen higher education in the United States and worldwide.

Internationalization Programs​

Our programs are designed to advance internationalization at all types of institutions.  These programs range from webinars and one-day meetings to long-term, customized engagements that lead to a strategic plan for the entire institution.  Our core audience is senior campus leadership, including the president, the provost, and the senior international officer.  All of our internationalization programs are designed according to the CIGE model for comprehensive internationalization, which emphasizes an integrated, coordinated approach to designing, delivering, and evaluating international activities. Learn more.

CIGE Model for Comprehensive Internationalization

CIGE Model for Comprehensive Internationalization 

Global Engagement

By engaging the higher education community outside the United States, including governments, individual institutions, and counterpart associations at the national and regional level, CIGE contributes to the global development of higher education.  These efforts benefit ACE members through the exchange of effective practices, the development of institutional partnerships, and the coordination of public policy. Learn more.

Research and Resources

Our Center’s activities are supported by a diverse and robust research program.  By balancing theory with practice, we provide our members with analytical tools and models while offering concrete, practical examples of successful programming.  Methods range from surveys—including the most comprehensive study of campus internationalization in the United States—to case studies and institutional profiles. Learn more.


We advance our goals in close cooperation with strategic partners in the United States and around the world.  These include higher education associations, individual institutions, corporations, and foundations.  Our work is funded by a combination of grants, sponsorships, and program fees.​ Learn more.​​​​​​​​​

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