From the Associate Dean and Executive Director
Greetings from the Center for Global Education
The Center for Global Education at Tulane is the place for students wishing to study in other countries, as well as for international students and scholars studying at Tulane. We try to make it a warm and welcoming physical space. The goal of the Center is the internationalization of Tulane University to enable students to become engaged citizens who are at home in the world. To achieve this goal, the Center provides leadership and offers support for students and faculty involved in a range of international programs and initiatives.
As Executive Director of the Center for Global Education, I look forward to combining my interest and experience in service learning with my administrative work in global education. Although “global” is a current buzzword in higher education, very few universities do much more than encourage study abroad, attempt to enroll more international students, and add an international component to the general education distribution requirement. The most exciting programs have integrated a global perspective throughout the curriculum, generally by connecting the local with the international. In the case of Tulane, which has one of the finest public service programs in the U.S., such integration would mean bringing together local and international research, internships, and service. It is in this connection between the local and the international that a global perspective can best develop. Many Tulane students have expressed an interest in such engaged learning experiences abroad, and the Center aims to facilitate those opportunities.
I also serve as the campus advisor for all Fulbright programs. I work closely with candidates who are applying for the U.S. Student Fulbright Grant, a highly competitive program for graduating seniors and graduate students, and I advise doctoral students in language and area studies who are applying for Fulbright-Hays grants. In March 2011, the Center will coordinate a Fulbright Scholar workshop to discuss the application process and opportunities available to faculty through the Fulbright Scholar program.
I invite you to stop by the Center for Global Education office and talk with us about your interest in global education.
Molly Travis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English, School of Liberal Arts
Associate Dean for International Programs &
Executive Director, Center for Global Education
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