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Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Grant Outline

The $219,000 grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation in support of W&L's strategic initiative in global learning will be implemented over the next four years and will provide support for faculty and students in the following areas:

Global Fellows Program:

Two collaborative faculty seminars (2015-16, 2016-17) each to focus on a single important global issue from an interdisciplinary perspective. Each seminar will be planned by a team of three W&L faculty and implemented as a team-taught, four-week seminar to include two international scholars (global fellows) who will participate in classroom discussion, offer public lectures and collaborate in the research efforts of their W&L colleagues.

International Student Collaboration:

The program will support four pairs of W&L students for each of four years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) one international, preferably from the developing part of the world, and one U.S., to develop and realize a summer project in the home country of the international student. The purpose of the program is to increase the impact of our international students on campus, provide them with an opportunity to give back to their countries of origin, and introduce American students to understudied areas of the world through an immersion experience.

For information about application for either of these programs contact Laurent Boetsch at the Center for International Education at lboetsch@wlu.edu.