Center for Global Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Center for Global Education (CGE)?
The Center for Global Education (CGE) at UT Tyler was created in 2011 to provide quality international study abroad opportunities and experiences; to assist foreign faculty and students at UT Tyler; to create cultural diversity in Tyler and East Texas; and to operate the innovative GATE Program.
Are GATE and CGE the same thing?
No. Global Awareness Through Education (GATE) is a specific program coordinated by CGE. GATE is a two-year program designed for incoming freshmen that includes enhanced core curriculum classes, special cultural activities organized by CGE, and a five-week study abroad experience (following sophomore year).
I am a faculty member at UT Tyler. How do I begin organizing a travel/study course?
CGE offers a number of resources, including a timeline for creating travel/study courses and a workshop on writing proposals for travel/study (the workshop is offered early in the fall and spring semesters).
Does CGE make travel arrangements (i.e., finding a travel agent, booking plane tickets) for travel/study or study abroad programs?
No, all travel arrangements are the responsibility of the faculty member(s) who organizes the travel/study course or, in some cases, the student who is traveling abroad.
Are there study abroad opportunities for students beyond the travel/study courses organized by UT Tyler faculty?
Yes, students can participate in study abroad programs organized by other institutions. UT Tyler is a member of a study abroad consortium led by the University of Southern Mississippi, and students can participate in USM's British Studies Program, Abbey Program, and other programs organized by the institution.