Adelante! (Crossing the Cistern), LCWA

Adelante! is a one-year scholarship/momentum program designed to help improve academic standing as well as support, challenge, and celebrate students along the path to graduation. The primary goals of Adelante! are the inclusion, retention and well-being of all students. The program features academic advising, professional mentoring, scholarship support, extracurricular programming and interactive peer communities as ways to support students as they navigate the academic experience. Adelante! offers $500 of scholarship support for successful completion. We want to help you CROSS THE CISTERN!

AALANA students are especially encouraged to apply.

Click here for the application! 

International Studies Major receives Fulbright Award!

International studies major Aaron Aldstadt ’20 received the highly competitive award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program this spring, allowing him to study, research and teach overseas.

“My career goals include engaging as a responsible global citizen, as well as to become a U.S. foreign service officer or to serve in a cultural diplomatic role,” says Aldstadt, adding that he first became interested in international studies in an introductory course with faculty member Sarah Wuigk. “It really sparked my interest in the major and fostered an appreciation for a global perspective.”

Aldstadt will be broadening that perspective through his Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in South Korea, where he’ll be teaching secondary school students.

“My focus as a Fulbright ETA will be to strengthen English language abilities and knowledge of American culture,” he says. “By focusing on the importance of communication, I hope to make a positive impression with the Korean people and to serve as a positive bridge builder between our cultures.”

Check out the full article in The College TODAY.

Global Ambassador’s Program in The College TODAY

Students from Ambassador Melville’s Global Ambassador’s class. From left to right Morgan Rice, Madison Daniel (front row), Lydia Cook (back row), Nicole Simon, Jennifer Smith-Pickering and Grace Parker. Not pictured – Morgan Eppley.

The College TODAY writes, “Global Ambassadors Program Shows Students the World

Check out the full article HERE! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Jim Melville and Ambassador’s Corner guest Deborah James, former Secretary of the Navy talks to students from Melville’s Global Ambassador’s class.

Student Morgan Eppley makes an appearance on CNN Town Hall!

Following in the footsteps of her mentor Ambassador Jim, German, History, and PoliSci triple major and Global Ambassador Morgan Eppley made an appearance on a CNN town hall last week and asked Mayor Bloomberg a great question! In case you hadn’t seen it. See below:

Bloomberg: “Staple A Green Card On Every Degree” To Prevent Immigrants From Going Back To China, India

Final touches going on in the LCWA International Lab

Global Ambassadors Program 2020

Don’t forget that the Global Ambassadors Program is currently taking applications! 

https://lcwa.cofc.edu/student-resources/global-ambassadors-program/index.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

  • Up to 8 students will be selected for the duration of the program, which will run for two semesters (typically fall and spring). Students may apply after their first two semesters on campus, but some preference will be given to students who will be a Global Ambassador in their third or fourth year at the College. Participants will not be restricted by major.
  • For consideration for the program, students should submit: a resume; a personal statement describing their achievements to date at the College, as well as interest in the program and goals for participation (1-2 pages); 2-3 references from faculty. Students must have at minimum an overall GPA of 3.25.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • Regular meetings during the first semester of the program, including advising, mentoring, and discussion sessions with the Director and guest speakers. Students will enroll for an independent study or experiential learning (1 credit hour) within their major or within International Studies.
  • The second semester of the program will consist of consultations with the Director and an independent project on a global issue (e.g., written research; service learning; internship; performance). Students will enroll with the approval of the Director and the Chair/Director of their major department for an independent study or experiential learning (2 credit hours) within their major or within International Studies.
  • During Spring Break students will travel with the Director for a week in DC where they will participate in special programming, such as visits to think-tanks, NGOs, and service organizations. The cohorts will also take in the sites in DC. This trip will be paid for by the program, provided a student’s performance in the program is judged satisfactory by the Director.
  • Guest presentations by and strategic interactions with experienced leaders in international service. Participants will attend lectures associated with the LCWA World Affairs Colloquium and the Ambassador’s Corner.
  • Membership in the World Affairs Council

 

Faculty Embrace Open Educational Resources for Equity, Savings

Check out how the College is transitioning to Open Educational Resources and saving students money in the bookstore!

Faculty Embrace Open Educational Resources for Equity, Savings

Trujillo is a booming study abroad program.

Trujillo was the main feature during the recent Foundation board meeting. Kendra Stewart organized the presentation which featured several faculty members, as well as multiple students and alums.

 They made it clear that the facility is vital to the College’s international presence and is important to Trujillo as well.

LCWA International Lab furniture has begun to arrive!

The furniture has begun to arrive! It’s so exciting to see the pods installed and beginning to look like a real International Lab!