Study Abroad

Center For International Development

Internships and Seminars
The Center for International Development has provided Bryan students with the opportunity to interact with major international experts, from the US and abroad, in areas such as business, politics, government, communications, and worldview, since 2003. Through these interactions, the CID has sent dozens of students around the globe to participate in international internships.
International Partners
  • Slovak National Emergency Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Austrian Red Cross, Jennersdorf, Austria
  • The Bryan College International Christian Film Series, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Slovenská Sporiteľňa, Vienna, Austria
  • Tatra Banka, Vienna, Austria
  • Romanian Children’s Camp Programs, Beius, Romania
  • Pro Mente Burgenland (psychiatric center), Kohfidisch, Austria
  • Austrian Red Cross, Neusiedl am See, Austria
  • Erste Österreichische Sparkasse Bank, Vienna, Austria
  • Raiffeisen Bank International, Vienna, Austria
  • Central European Journalism Internships, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Women's crisis centers, Bratislava, Slovakia
Decosimo Lecture Series

The Decosimo Lecture Series highlights the increasing interconnectedness between business people worldwide, as well as the increased trade and commerce interdependence among nations. It  is sponsored by Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm with offices located in the U.S. and the Cayman Islands. As an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited, Decosimo also offers the resources of 301 firms across 100 countries.  The series is held annually and is directed by Bryan College in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The series features a guest lecturer who is accomplished in international business or economics.

Visiting Lecturers
  • Senior Vice President of American Express Europe
  • Prime Minister of Slovakia
  • President of the Austrian Red Cross Burgenland
  • Founder of the New Scotland Yard Anti-Human Trafficking Team
  • Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Company
  • CIA Operations Officer for Europe, Central Asia, Middle East
  • Director of CNN – Cable Network News
  • Manager of the Public Sector Services Practice of Emerging Markets Group, Washington, D.C.
  • President of the International Human Rights Group
  • President of Italy for Christ
  • United Nations Labor Delegate of the Slovak Republic
  • Senior Technology Officer (Bulgarian) of Polaris Project, Washington, D.C.
  • Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
  • Head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of Persons of the U.S. State Department
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Consolidated
  • U.S. Bosnian War Crimes Investigator and Prosecutor
  • Managing Director of the World Trade Center Illinois


Contact Dennis Miller
Executive Director of External Relations