Office of International Affairs
Lehigh University's Fulbright Program Office
The Fulbright Program Office serves as a facilitator between the various Fulbright offices nationwide and the Lehigh faculty and graduate coordinators. In this capacity, the Office regularly publicizes scholarship opportunities for faculty seeking to research or lecture overseas. Conversely, the Office notifies Lehigh faculty of opportunities to host Fulbright Occasional Visiting Lecturers or Scholars in Residence on campus.
The Office also works directly with the Fulbright Placement Officers, encouraging them to send Fulbright student applications to Lehigh for consideration. Once admitted, the Office provides the Fulbright students, as well as Fulbright Scholars coming to Lehigh, orientation and assimilation programs, local familiarization tours, and coordinates the Fulbright Association on campus.
For more information, contact Bill Hunter at 610-758-4505 or firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about Lehigh's commitment to the Fulbright Program please visit the following web site: http://www.lehigh.edu/fulbright/
Global Citizenship Program
Neil McGurty, Director of Study Abroad
Coxe Hall, 32 Sayre Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015
As the world becomes more interdependent in commerce, technology, and popular culture, people of different cultures must reconcile diametrically opposed views of fairness, equity, and conduct. Religious extremism, trade policies, human rights, and gender equity are but a few examples of controversies born out of belief systems colliding on the global stage. How will individuals from different national, religious, and cultural traditions understand their personal responsibilities in a world increasingly strained by resurging nationalism and the pressures of globalization?
Students planning any major can apply to join the Global Citizenship Program during the matriculation process prior to the beginning of the first year. The first-year experience in Global Citizenship includes a writing-intensive fall and spring course sequence, which replace English composition 1 and 2. During sophomore year, students receive a scholarship to travel abroad for 10-12 days as a group. In addition to the curricular elements of the program, students are required to take advantage of co-curricular opportunities like speaker programs, alternative spring break activities, and Lehigh's status as a United Nations non-governmental organization. The Certificate program in Global Citizenship is selective and will admit about 20-25 students in each entering class.
Certificate in Global Citizenship
GCP 010 Introduction to Global Citizenship (3) (Fall)
GCP 085 Practicum (1) (Fall)
GCP 285 Junior Practicum (2) (Fall or Spring)
GCP 385 Global Citizenship Capstone (4) (Fall and Spring)
3 GC-designated electives (9 to 12 credits)
Study abroad in year 2 or 3. The student may transfer credits back to Lehigh from the Study Abroad experience but credits are not required for the GC program. Acceptable Study Abroad experiences must be at least 5 weeks in length, take place in a non-English-speaking country, and include language instruction. Home-stay is encouraged. Students are encouraged to spend at least a semester abroad, but summer programs are acceptable.
Courses in Global Citizenship
GCP 010. Introduction to Global Citizenship (3)
A reflection on the multi-faceted notion of "global citizenship." What does it mean to be a "citizen"? Is there an irreconcilable divide between patriotism/nationalism and cosmopolitanism? Is it possible to cultivate contrasting allegiances (e.g., to one's community, one's country, the world)? How can we reconcile the sometimes conflicting calls of local action and global impact? English 1 equivalent.
GCP 007 (ENGL 007). Global Literature (3)
This multidisciplinary seminar asks students to explore the notion of "global citizenship" by using the lens of literature, i.e., by applying rhetorical and persuasive techniques to address various issues. Literature from the country or region targeted by the intersession trip will be the object of the students' explorations. English 2 equivalent.
GCP 085. Practicum (1)
Preparation for sophomore Global Citizenship inter-session trip. Focus on the country of travel will include culture, politics, economics, art, religion, trade and technology. Taught by the faculty leader of the inter-session trip.
GCP 385. Global Citizenship Capstone Course (4)
Students are required to complete a senior project and a paper that reflects on their personal concept of global citizenship as it relates to a specific topic in their individual disciplines. Students meet weekly in a seminar format to discuss their projects and peer review each other's work. Global Citizenship projects can be wrapped into other senior projects that are required for students' majors or programs. Seminar is taught by the Director of Global Citizenship, who will work closely with students and their faculty advisors.
Bill Hunter, Director, International Outreach, 215 Coxe Hall, 32 Sayre Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3123, (610) 758-4505; E-mail: email@example.com
The Global Union, located in Coxe Hall Room 215, is a collaboration of more than 40 student clubs and organizations that promote global awareness and cultural understanding within the Lehigh community. There are more than 1,000 members of the Global Union from over 30 countries, including two-thirds from the United States.
The Global Union hosts panel discussions on world issues, one of the nation's largest International Education Week celebrations, dinners and cultural festivals, musical performances, and a language exchange program. All events at the Global Union are free and open to the Lehigh community.
The Global Union lounge has a TV/VCR, stereo, comfortable couches, board games, and can be used for meetings, quiet study or film presentations.
For more information regarding the Global Union, check our website at http://www.lehigh.edu/~inglobal/
Carol S. Ham
Director, International Internships
Coxe Hall, 32 Sayre Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Lehigh University’s International Internship program provides robust international internship opportunities for Lehigh University students. Six to ten weeks of carefully monitored and practical international work, service or research experience, the internship provides on-the-job training with a cultural immersion experience. Interns are led by a foreign supervisor and engaged in a project or activity that is tied to their learning goals and career aspirations. Carefully matched through a selection process, the intern and company’s goals are aligned to produce a positive and meaningful experience.
International Internship Experiences Overview:
A six week or longer work experience abroad, typically over the summer months
A specific position description structured around a project or current organization-related activities
Professional and personal development within a global context
An organizational mentor or supervisor who defines work activities, provides resources, training, feedback and guidance
Interns are not paid and the experience is non-credit bearing.
In most cases (i.e. Lee Iacocca International Internship Program), funding is provided for travel to and from the host country, accommodations, meals, and in-country transportation.
Lehigh University/United Nations Partnership
Bill Hunter, Director, Lehigh Representative to the United Nations, 100A Coxe Hall, 32 Sayre Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015-3123, (610) 758-4505; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.lehigh.edu/~inunited
Lehigh University is the sixth university in the world to be certified as a Non-governmental Organization affiliated with the United Nations (UN) Department of Public Information. Through this partnership, Lehigh students, staff, and faculty attend private briefings with ambassadors and UN officials, take private tours of UN headquarters, and attend conferences, workshops and symposia at the UN. Lehigh also hosts an Ambassadorial Speaker Series on campus, and places one intern per semester at the UN.
For more information about the Lehigh University/United Nations Partnership, check out our website at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inunited