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In the decade since its founding, the McCulloch Center has led MHC’s commitment to integrating international education in students' college experience.
A global education transforms you for life! Engage the world with purpose. #MHCIEW
While Closing Minds and Borders? An OpEd by Eva Paus, Carol Hoffmann Collins Director, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.
Vanessa Rodriguez ’18, a first-generation college student, spent her spring semester junior year in Spain, where she studied journalism, practiced her Spanish and worked in an impoverished community.
A Mount Holyoke senior finds study abroad brings her back home with a mission: to work with her Latinx community.
Students in the connected courses of professors Kavita Khory, politics, and Nieves Romero-Díaz, Spanish
Interdisciplinary classrooms fuel a passion for learning in faculty and students alike.
Mount Holyoke is known across the country as a leader in global education because of Eva Paus, director of the McCulloch Center.
The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives has changed the Mount Holyoke world — and Mount Holyoke has changed global education.
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Glamour Magazine selected Ellen Chilemba ’17 as its College Woman of the Year grand-prize winner.
Professor Khory discusses how South Asian immigrants in Europe and the U.S. are organizing and engaging in political activism.
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International students and McCulloch Center initiatives have helped globalize the education of every Mount Holyoke student.
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“I found myself at Mount Holyoke. I learned self-reliance in a foreign country. I realized I have control over my life. I need to be responsible for it.”
Mount Holyoke students (from left) Tracy Keya ’18, Mosimiloluwa Esan ’18 and Sarah Sarah McCool ’18 won a business ethics competition by arguing that Apple Inc. must move to improve conditions in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Three seniors win big at an international competition for business ethics, the College’s second year at the event — and its second big win.
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Upasana Sharma '18: the first MHC student to win a General Course scholarship from the London School of Economics, will study British colonialism.
Between them, Javeria Kella ’19 and Davan O’Donnell ’19, the first students to attend Mount Holyoke’s new joint-degree program with the Graduate Institute in Geneva, have lived or studied in nearly a dozen countries.
Juniors Javeria Kella and Davan O’Donnell are the first students to participate in Mount Holyoke’s first international joint-degree program.
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Empowered by the skills she gained at Mount Holyoke, Woyneab Habte ’17 founded a copy shop in her country to provide peers an alternative to sex work.
Amy Lim ’18 (left), Julia Kellerbauer ’18 (middle), and Lim’s mentor, Margaret (Gretchen) Lay, assistant professor of economics, Global Competence Awards ceremony.
Showing how global education is an essential part of the liberal arts, 35 seniors receive an award for the breadth of their international experiences.
Liz Rose ’18 (left) with some of her Vietnamese students.
Six student-athletes spend part of the summer with the Coach for College program to teach sports and academics to middle-schoolers in Vietnam.
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Social entrepreneur and writer Zainab Salbi will give a public talk on “Women, Islam, and the Middle East” as the 2016 Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence.
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Students affected or concerned about their status should be in contact with the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.
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For 10 years, the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives has prepared Mount Holyoke students to be changemakers in communities around the world.
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Dr. Luitgard Knoll ’52 discusses some of her favorite memories of Mount Holyoke and what it meant for her to receive a global education.
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“As an international student from a small country, I am constantly learning so much more about different cultures through the people I interact with here.”
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Mount Holyoke College students swept up seven Fulbrights this year, along with two Davis Projects for Peace grants and two critical language study awards.
Shanza Noeen and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute
Programs such as DAAD RISE offer internships that give students practical experience in a variety of STEM fields, stipends, and a summer in Germany!
Building Bridges Through Language Conference 2017
Shannon McCarley 17 discusses language and her international experiences.
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Mount Holyoke students visit Washington, D.C., and find inspiration from alumnae to explore careers in public service.
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Mount Holyoke students excelled at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University gathering, winning awards—and top honors in the coding competition.
Mount Holyoke’s Shakti Program changed the course of her life, says Samyukta Jadeja ’21.
Samyukta Jadeja ’21 shares her Shakti Program experience, what Mount Holyoke means to her and how she plans to bring change back to India.
Tracy Keya and Janet Slocum in Mount Holyoke makerspace
From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate.
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“Part of learning maturely is coming up with your own ideas, stepping out of your comfort zone and engaging with people who are different from you.”
Photo of a group at the McCulloch Center tenth anniversary
Faculty, administration, students and alumnae participated in several lectures and events marking the McCulloch Center’s tenth anniversary.
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“As a senior, I’m confident enough to say I am a global citizen, and I owe it all to the education that was provided to me within a diverse setting.”
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Mount Holyoke’s new minor in entrepreneurship, organizations, and society is attracting students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
Professor Corson studies how governments at various levels make environmental decisions.
Mount Holyoke’s winning team at the IBECC event in Santa Monica: from left, Shanae McDonald ’17, Pearl Umoye ’19 and Hadassa Mikalixen ’18, with the competition’s founding director, Thomas White.
A team of three students swept their division in an international business ethics competition, the College’s first appearance at the annual event.
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens.
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Acting President Sonya Stephens joined more than forty college and university presidents in signing a letter regarding the recent executive order.
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An article in Robot magazine looks at Mount Holyoke College's conference on robotization and the future of jobs.
Julia Kellerbauer '18 accepting award
Julia organized an international affairs organization and faculty panel to address global politics at Mount Holyoke College.
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Mount Holyoke is one of five award winners for this year's Senator Paul Simon Award, which recognizes excellence and innovation in internationalization.
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MHC was featured in International Educator magazine by NAFSA for Impact Assessment and Faculty Engagement on Campus.
Board members of the Mount Holyoke Model United Nations pose with their Distinguished Student Organization Award citation (from left): Maham Khan '19, Marwa Mikati '17, Kim Foreiter '19 and Edith Amoafoa-Smart '19.
The annual Student Leadership and Service Awards presentation was a celebration of Mount Holyoke’s top student leaders.
Fossils and flowers: While studying ammonite fossils in England, Whitney Lapic ’18 had occasion to give Queen Elizabeth II flowers in Sandringham.
Marbles champ Whitney Lapic ’18 came to Mount Holyoke and found mollusk fossils, international paleontology fieldwork and a passion for research.
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“Embrace the experience and be prepared to learn.”
Diana Wells of Ashoka will speak at Mount Holyoke College’s Global Challenges Conference on Feb. 16, 2018.
This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka.