Global/Local -- Goals and Outcomes

Goals and Outcomes

The Global/Local initiative directly addresses Mount Holyoke's Global Learning Goals. In particular it enables students to: 

  • Appreciate how societies respond differently to common needs;
  • Nurture an ethic of responsibility for making the world more just and sustainable; and
  • Harness knowledge for the solution of pressing global problems.

By pairing Community-Based Learning experiences in local and international sites, Mount Holyoke students perceive how global phenomena impact both near and distant communities, as well as how specificities of place help determine how these phenomena manifest and how communities respond to them. In short, Global/Local learning reveals how the local and global are mutually constituted and enables powerful comparative insights.

By pairing thematic community engagement across borders, students build solidarities and communities of practice between near and distant organizations and communities.