6 HBCUs Promoting Global Studies – With Guest Writer Louis Bolling

Today’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up highlights six HBCUs that promote global studies and international partnerships and serve as institutions that develop global citizens.

1) Alcorn State University, Office of Global Programs

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Dr. Dovi Alipoe, Alcorn State University’s Director of Global Programs (left) and Roland Rich, Executive Head of the United Nations Democracy Fund, (right).

Through its Office of Global Programs (OGP)Alcorn State offers students unique and rewarding international experiences and general global understanding, both in other countries and on campus. Alcorn State has cooperative agreements with several international universities for faculty, student and research exchange ranging from universities in Russia to Nicaragua. Students have successfully maintained a Model UN Club and the Mississippi-based university also facilitates a United Nations lecture series hosting UN dignitaries.

2) Delaware State University, Office of International Affairs

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Delaware State University students representing international diversity within the student body.

Delaware State University’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) has a mission of integrating a global perspective into the teaching, research, and study abroad programs of the institution. Delaware State (DSU) was one of 17 recipients of the Obama Administration’s First in the World grants, selected out of more than 300 applicant institutions. In addition, OIA host lecture series as part of the ongoing partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund aimed to bring more international programming to HBCUs.

3) Morgan State University, Center for Global Studies and International Affairs

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Dr. David Wilson, Morgan State University President (seated in the center) with students of the Division of International Affairs.

Morgan State University (MSU) has established over 30 international relationships with universities in various countries. MSU’s Center for Global Studies and International Education houses the iPal Program which consists of a matching program designed to partner international and domestic students studying at MSU for the purpose of a cultural exchange and building friendships. Morgan State has long been a Fulbright leader among HBCUs with students having received a total of 136 Fulbright-related grants for study, research, and teaching in 44 different countries. MSU also offers global programming through its School of Global Journalism and Communication.

4) Savannah State University, International Education Center

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The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University launch ceremony.

The International Education Center (IEC) at Savannah State University promotes and supports efforts to internationalize the university’s curriculum and to help expose students to our global society. One of IEC’s initiatives, The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University, is committed to promoting intercultural understanding, knowledge of China and its cultural traditions, and providing resources to facilitate the learning of Chinese language and culture. IEC’s other work includes a Model United Nations, a Model African Union, and the Ghana Group Project Abroad program, which exposes the historically significant relationship between Savannah, Georgia, a major port city in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and the West Coast of Africa.

5) Texas Southern University, The Confucius Institute

Chinese dragons are a symbol of China and are believed to bring good luck to people.
Chinese dragons are a symbol of China and are believed to bring good luck to people.

The Confucius Institute at Texas Southern University (TSU) serves students, faculty, staff and community members by fostering exchange and cultural dialogue. The first of its kind in the greater Houston metropolitan area and one of 226 centers worldwide, the Institute focuses on increasing employment opportunities for Texas Southern students through language training, cross-cultural exchange and professional development programs. The Confucius Institute at Texas Southern University maintains a strong partnership with Beijing Jiatong University and the Chinese Consulate.

6) Tuskegee University, Tuskegee University Global Office

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Former Tuskegee, Alabama Mayor Omar Neal welcomes participants to the third International Food and Nutrition Conference at Tuskegee University in 2011.

Tuskegee University Global Office (TUGO) aims to graduate global-minded citizens who are truly prepared to apply their talents. The Global Education Fair is one of the Office’s highlights in addition to international performances, guest speakers, undergraduate research presentations, and study abroad opportunities. TUGO currently partners with 18 institutions in 13 countries to provide various forms of humanitarian and agricultural resources. Tuskegee has hosted the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)/Tuskegee University Summit, a Tuskegee University-Phelps Stokes partnership initiative designed to expose college students and young entrepreneurs to the Tuskegee University.

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