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Center of Global Initiatives

Global Engagement

The Center for Global Initiatives supports the development of global engagement opportunities for faculty, staff and students both on-campus and beyond.

You may think that opportunities for global engagement start and end with study abroad; however, that couldn't be further from the truth.  There are a myriad of ways you can enhance your intercultural knowledge and skills without leaving campus. 

  • Become an International Peer Advisor and help support and welcome our international students.  For more information, visit the Events and Programming site for International Student and Scholar Services - scan down to see how you can get involved with the international community here at Rollins!
  • Get involved with a Student Cultural Organization - remember that you don't need to be a member of the specific culture to join the organization.
  • Study another language!  Rollins offers courses in Spanish, Chinese, German, French, Arabic, Japanese and Russian. 
  • Consider choosing a major with a global learning focus: International Business and International Relations are obvious choices, but area studies programs like Asian Studies, Latin-American and Caribbean Studies can also enrich your studies.  Plus, don't forget about majors that incorporate tons of global content but may not seem as obvious such as Philosophy, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, History, or Social Innovation.
  • Okay, so you may not be able to do a major with a global learning focus, but Rollins also has tons of minors with global content including all of the above programs plus Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Global Health, African and African-American Studies, and more.
  • Attend global events on campus including lectures by international scholars or on global topics, cultural arts events, the Great Debate, holiday celebrations and more.
  • Finally, last but not least, consider studying abroad.  Study abroad at Rollins is designed to fit into your degree plan so you can stay on track towards graduation.  Semester study abroad is the same price as being at Rollins and there are lots of scholarships to help with the costs of summer programs and field studies.

Besides the grant programs offered through the Center for Global Initiatives, there are other opportunities for global engagement for Rollins faculty and staff.

  • Consider leading a study abroad program for CLA or Holt.  Find out about the Faculty-Led Program Proposal Process through International Programs.
  • If you are planning a trip abroad or a sabbatical, consider connecting with one of our Approved Semester Program partners.  Some of them offer opportunities for guest teaching and/or visiting scholar positions.  For more information visit the Faculty Resources page and scan down under the Semester Programs tab.
  • Consider getting involved with the Global Links program by hosting a visiting student or participating in events with the visiting scholar.

The Center for Global Initiatives is committed to enhancing global learning through outcomes-based assessment and thoughtful program design.  Check back soon for further information and a rubric for global experiences that can be used to develop, evaluate, or improve a variety of curricular and co-curricular programs and initiatives.

Many of our faculty and staff are actively engaged in global scholarship.  Please contact us if you have a recent publication or presentation that you would like us to highlight or share.