At the Miller Institute for Global Education, we strive to prepare students to become leaders ready for the global stage. Whether you are an international student settling in a new country, or a domestic student looking to broaden your horizons through study abroad or other international experiences, the Miller Institute provides the services you need. 

Created in February 2022, thanks to the generosity of Pete and Cathy Miller, the Miller Institute builds on Brenau’s long tradition of international partnerships and provides international experiences for as many Brenau students as possible. In addition to serving Brenau’s international students and helping them adjust to life in the United States, the Miller Institute facilitates study abroad programs and creates programming that promotes cultural exchange and brings a slice of other cultures to Brenau.

International Admissions

If you are an international student interested in attending Brenau, please see our International Admissions page for all the information you need. Contact us if you have additional questions, and we will be happy to help you find whatever you need.

Partnerships

The Miller Institute proudly partners with governmental and other institutions from around the world including: 

  • Instituto para la Formación y Aprovechamiento de Recursos Humanos (IFARHU) 
    • IFARHU Academic Excellence Program
    • IFARHU Inclusion Program 
  • Ministry of Education of Panama (MEDUCA)
  • Ministry of Public Education in Costa Rica (MEP)
  • Omar Dengo Foundation in Costa Rica 
  • San Judas Tadeo University in Costa Rica (USJT)
  • Costa Rican International Commerce Promoter (PROCOMER)
  • Autonomous University of Yucatan in Mexico (UADY)
  • Anhui Normal University 
  • Anhui Medical University 
  • Aalborg University 
  • Georgia Rotary Scholars 

Programs

The Miller Institute creates and facilities programming on and off campus to enhance cultural exchange for our students, faculty, staff and the greater community: 

  • Service learning in the Yucatan 
  • Service-learning in Panama
  • International Friendship Program 
  • Brenau International Scholars 
  • International Speakers Initiative 
  • International Student Mentorship Program

Study abroad

We welcome students from across the globe, and proudly send students to study abroad. You can choose a program that stretches over a summer or a full semester. By studying abroad, you’ll be exposed to different people and cultures, which will ultimately broaden your perspective and leave a lasting impact on your life. If you have questions, contact us at studyabroad@brenau.edu

Some of our study abroad program locations include: 

  • China
  • Aalborg, Denmark
  • Cambridge, England 
  • Paris, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Waterford, Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Edinburgh, Scotland 
  • Madrid, Spain

Bringing the world to Brenau

In addition to sending Brenau’s students across the globe and helping students come to Brenau, the Miller Institute creates cultural immersion programming that provides international experiences right here on campus. Whether you like to try food from another country, sing and dance to favorites from around the globe, or learn from the global leaders who speak on campus, the Miller Institute’s programming provides ample opportunities to experience the world, even if you never leave campus.

Mission

To advance Brenau University’s globalization efforts by identifying opportunities, expanding presence abroad and facilitating partnerships that support the goals of the university’s mission and strategic plan

Vision

To continue our tradition of global engagement while providing exceptional learning opportunities to students, faculty and staff.