Center for the Study of Intercultural Understanding (CSIU)

The Center for the Study of Intercultural Understanding (CSIU) promotes a greater understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures through better communication and critical thinking skills. Originally introduced at the College as the Center of International Study in 1979, the CSIU is committed to the study of diversity and global issues. Current CSIU initiatives include a research study on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, a diversity seminar on human rights, citizenship and liberal education and the promotion of intercultural awareness with students and professors through dialogue. Dozens of Bergen faculty participate in the CSIU committee charged with shaping the organization’s scope and programs.