Hotchkiss is committed to promoting dialogue about international issues, fostering a broader understanding of citizenship, and building upon the School’s legacy of public service and global connectedness. Since 1999, the Office of International Programs has helped bring the world to Hotchkiss and take Hotchkiss into the world. From Prince Zeid of Jordan to Elie Wiesel, Hotchkiss has hosted numerous speakers and guest lecturers whose perspective has enriched the School’s intellectual climate.

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In addition, travel and exchange programs give students and faculty the opportunity to engage with the world in a meaningful way.

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The Center for Global Understanding and Independent Thinking

Established in 2008, the Center for Global Understanding and Independent Thinking (CGUIT) has made it possible for Hotchkiss to host luminaries and speakers from all over the world, including ambassadors, heads of state, and visionary thinkers. The CGUIT features several event spaces and a digital classroom equipped with teleconferencing monitors.