Contact: Dr. Amy McNichols
The Global Fellows Program is an academic and co-curricular opportunity to enhance academic study in any discipline by formally acknowledging a student’s commitment to global learning, and providing a comprehensive way for that student to develop fully as a global citizen. Throughout a structured three-year program, Global Fellows will deepen and broaden their understanding of global issues, develop heightened intercultural competency, and cultivate the skills and attitudes necessary to lead successful personal and professional lives in a global context.
Students will apply to the program in the spring semester of their first year, and commence the program in the fall semester of their sophomore year.
To satisfy the co-curricular requirements of this program, Global Fellows will regularly participate in workshops to develop intercultural competency and professional skills that will serve them in a global context, and allow them time for meaningful reflection on their own identity as global citizens. They will also collaborate to do community outreach, and plan and participate each semester in a Global Issues Colloquium: a gathering open to the public for attendees to have in-depth discussions of current, major issues that are global in scope.
The academic requirements for Global Fellows are: proficiency in a world language equivalent to at least the fifth semester of college study (demonstrated through placement or coursework), more international courses (with more breadth) than what is required by the McDaniel Plan, the completion of a study/experiential learning abroad program (short or long term), the completion of a Senior Capstone Experience in the major that is connected to the student’s global learning, and finally, the submission of a “Global Learning Portfolio”, which will provide an opportunity for reflection on the student’s global education throughout his or her career at McDaniel College.
At graduation, students will receive a special notation on their transcripts to reflect their completion of the Global Fellows Program. This notation will be accompanied by a letter explaining the program for presentation to prospective employers, and for inclusion in graduate and professional school applications.
Questions regarding the Global Fellows Program should be addressed to the Director of the Global Fellows Program, Associate Dean for International and Intercultural Programs, Dr. Amy McNichols (410-857-2461 or firstname.lastname@example.org).