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Center of Global Initiatives

Center for Global Initiatives

The Center for Global Initiatives at Rollins College leads efforts to enhance campus internationalization and global learning, and provides students, faculty and staff with opportunities for global engagement.

The Center for Global Initiatives and Global Initiatives Committee enact the College's mission of global citizenship by increasing global engagement, campus internationalization, and enhancing global learning. The committee collects and analyzes data on global engagement and learning to guide its global programming. They manage the Rollins International Grant (RIG) program and allocate internal funding for internationalization efforts in accordance with strategic goals and needs. The committee has also developed a Global Experiences Index, endorsed by the College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee to guide faculty on educating for global citizenship. To increase student engagement, the center and committee are focused on promoting pathways to global citizenship such as on-campus activities, courses with an intercultural orientation, and study abroad and making these accessible for CLA, Holt, and Crummer students. They also sponsor a variety of global events on campus for faculty, staff, and students and support campus-based global initiatives through the Global Initiatives Committee grant program.

  • Jim Johnson, Faculty Coordinator - Committee Co-Chair
  • Giselda Beaudin, Director of Global Initiatives - Committee Co-Chair, Office of International Programs
  • Jenifer Ruby, International Student and Scholar Services Representative
  • Ed Bustos and Brandy Fransen, International Admissions Representatives
  • AJ Althuis, Dan Flick, Yudit Greenberg, Juan Guevara Pinto, Mari Robertson, Jie Yu: Divisional Elected College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representatives
  • Keith Whittingham, Crummer Graduate School of Business Representative
  • Natasha Hutchinson, Hamilton Holt School Representative
  • Cristina Sheridan, At-Large Elected Staff Representative
  • Victoria Albuquerque Brito and Allie Evangelista, Student Representatives

The First Annual Rollins Community Global Diversity Symposium will be held on Friday, March 3, 10:00am – 4:00pm in the Crummer Building and Bush Atrium.  Rollins faculty, staff, and students will be presenting their work focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and global goals.  We will have a student musical performance, 17 presentations, 3 workshops, and 10 poster presentations.  The detailed schedule and abstracts are available below for review.  Registration has now closed.  However, we anticipate that there will be available space in the breakout sessions and we invite you to stop by the Poster Fair.  Lunch and attendance at the Opening will be limited to those who pre-registered.  Please feel free to join us for as much of the day as you’re able.  It will be a wonderful day to learn from and support your colleagues and peers!

Global Diversity Symposium Schedule

Schedule with Full Abstracts

  • Students are learning about Global Citizenship without leaving campus in Spring '23 with INT 295 - Global Citizenship: No Passport Required.
  • Rollins Spring '23 Study Abroad students are departing to semester programs in locations such as France, New Zealand, South Africa, and Japan.
  • Over spring break, 45 Rollins students are traveling to Denmark and Sweden, Poland, and Trinidad and Tobago in our 2022-2023 Spring Break Field Studies.
  • Rollins' Global Initiatives Committee will meet on the following dates in Spring 2023, in Crummer 108:
    • February 16, 12:30-1:30
    • March 2, 12:30-1:30
    • April 6, 12:30-1:30
    • April 27, 12:30-1:30 (if needed)