Global Initiatives is here to help you develop a deep and broad understanding of our complex, increasingly interconnected world — and to help you find your place in it as a global citizen. McDaniel offers special academic programming, travel and experiential learning opportunities, culture clubs and celebrations, international film festivals, and affinity residences devoted to language learners where only Arabic, French, German or Spanish are spoken.
For more information:
- International Students - Admissions »
- Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures »
- Department of Political Science and International Studies »
Dr. Amy C. McNichols
Associate Dean, International and Intercultural Programs
Spending a semester in another country, often where another language is spoken, will definitely take you outside your comfort zone. And that’s a good thing. Exploring a new culture, making new friends, and even struggling at first to communicate will teach you so much about yourself and your place in this wide world. More important, this new vantage point will provide you the opportunity to reflect on who you are as a citizen of this planet, expand your awareness of global problems, and gain a deeper appreciation of what it means to be human.
McDaniel can help you find the right program.
McDaniel Europe, our sister campus in Budapest, Hungary, offers unparalleled opportunities to study and explore the European continent, collaborate with international students and participate in guided field trips to Hungarian and European cities as a regular part of the program. All courses at the Budapest campus are taught in English.
Or, perhaps you’d like to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions:
Don’t see the country that calls to you? Check out this extensive list of McDaniel-approved programs.
Learn about some exciting Jan Term study abroad programs offered by our faculty, who serve as guides.
Global Fellows Program
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. Students apply to be Global Fellows during the spring of their First Year. During the following three years—through workshops, activities, study abroad, and an international focus in your regular coursework—you will deepen and broaden your 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.
Twenty first-year students were named to the Inaugural Class of Global Fellows at a reception held April 15. Through increased international coursework, language study, study abroad, this wonderful group of students is ready to invest in their global learning over the next three years at McDaniel College.
Front row, L-R: Soohyun (Brianna) Myung, Kamiko O'Rullian, Anna Kokubu, Nicole Ringel
Middle row, L-R: Serra Berry, Ashley Rogers, Lindsey Cardona, Morgan Stanback, Clarissa Balint, Mariah Ligas, Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl
Back row, L-R: Claire Lawson, Keegan Farley, Andre Carneiro, Mirna Mercado, Amy McNichols, President Roger Casey, Leigh Brownell, Shannon McLellan, Casey Kelahan, Roger Isom, Caroline Unger
Dr. Amy C. McNichols
Director of Global Initiatives