Conducting research abroad is an excellent opportunity for a student to immerse herself in another culture, while expanding her research interests and skills. Each summer students engage in research abroad through opportunities they develop through MHC faculty and their colleagues at international institutions. Summer research projects typically lead into an independent study or a senior thesis. Students apply for research project funding through the Lynk UAF.
The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives offers the Global Research Fellows Program to provide high value tools and an intellectual community to students conducting MHC-funded international summer research. Apply for GRFP through LyonNet.
Sarah Lince '10
Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning
"Through face-to-face conversations with fishers and market vendors on their informal livelihoods, I was able to collect data that led to my senior thesis on the history of informal food economics. My summer research in Jinja, Uganda convinced me to pursue a graduate degree in urban and regional planning. I hope that my future research might contribute to policy and development planning that is more responsive to the needs of people in the vastly expanding informal economy in cities like Jinja around the world."