Global Initiatives

Overview

Picture of the desert in Morocco taken by a student abroad.

McDaniel College fosters a deeper and broader understanding of our complex, increasingly interconnected world — and helps students find their place in it as global citizens. There are many opportunities both on campus and off for students to expand their horizons.

Education Abroad

Every year many McDaniel students study abroad: at our campus in Hungary, on a Jan-term program, or on one of our many exchanges.

Students can take advantage of affordable programs to 50+ locations, including exciting new opportunities, like the Crossroads of Europe, Crossroads of the World program in Budapest.

Explore how you can go all over the world with McDaniel College by visiting our Education Abroad page!

McDaniel College in Budapest: Crossroads of Europe, Crossroads of the World

Crossroads is a unique program at McDaniel’s campus in Budapest that examines the socio-political and cultural role of Hungary in Europe and the world, the Crossroads program includes:

  • Special topic classes, such as understanding the migration crisis and exploring the Hungarian wine industry
  • Experiential learning opportunities, including internships and community engagement
  • Study tours that include visiting destinations in Hungary and Budapest itself, as well as international destinations, such as the Czech Republic and Austria
  • Guided reflection that helps students make connections between academics and life beyond the classroom.
  • A globally diverse student body and faculty

Global Fellows

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.

International Students

McDaniel welcomes students from all over the world! Students interested in applying to McDaniel College should visit Admission’s information for international students.

Global Bridge

Global Bridge is a program for U.S.-based students who have grown up abroad or for whom other countries are home, too. Join with other students who share your experience, while also receiving information and added guidance about academic, social, cultural and professional development opportunities targeting your particular needs and interests. For more information, email Dr. Amy McNichols.

Internationalize Your Education

Study a language to add a global dimension to your education and practical skills for interacting with the world. Visit the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department for more information.

Global perspectives are woven throughout the McDaniel experience. Additional opportunities include:

Majors:

Area Studies Minors:

Learn about the interconnected nature of our world through international opportunities within other majors and minors! Talk to your advisor for more information on unique opportunities within your programs of study.

McDaniel Europe students in the classroom. departments

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
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

Contact:
Dr. Amy C. McNichols
Director of Global Initiatives
(410) 857-2461 

 

Picture of Grace Hounsou.
Senior lands prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study at McDaniel Europe in Budapest

McDaniel’s most recent Gilman Scholarship honoree, senior Grace Hounsou, arrived in the U.S. from her native Benin in West Africa only six short years ago at the age of 16. Since then, she’s graduated from high school while serving as sole guardian of her two younger siblings, become financially independent, earned her U.S. citizenship and worked her way to and through college.

Now Hounsou, the sixth McDaniel student to receive the prestigious award, will top off her studies during the fall 2017 semester at McDaniel Europe in Budapest thanks to $3,500 from the scholarship. Read more »