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Global Initiatives

Questions regarding Loyola’s global initiatives should be directed to Dr. Patrick Boyle, Vice Provost, Academic Centers and Global Initiatives.

Current Global Initiatives:

  1. Loyola Vietnam Center
  2. Loyola Chicago Center for international students
  3. Faculty & Staff Global Immersions
  4. Fellowships to Conduct Research in Tunisia (Loyola Partnership Grant with Three Tunisian Universities)

   
1. Loyola Vietnam Center

In 2007, an administrative visit from Vietnam’s Ministry of Education & Training (MoET) to Chicago and then a Loyola visit to Vietnam started conversations leading to a number of initiatives designed to assist the development of higher education in Vietnam. In February of 2009, Loyola University Chicago, in partnership with Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training, became the first U.S. University to establish a representative office in Vietnam. Loyola's projects in Vietnam have included ESL for medical students; a management seminar for 10 Vietnamese university presidents; and a summer study abroad/service learning program. With two staff now working in Vietnam, current projects include the launch of a study abroad program in January 2011; executive education programs; and additional management seminars for university leaders. more >>

   
2. Loyola Chicago Center for International Students

In Fall 2011, Loyola has launched a program specifically designed for international students to offer qualified undergraduate and graduate students an excellent introduction to American life & culture in a semester of study in Chicago at Loyola. The program will continue on a semester basis in fall and spring with up to 25 students. more >>

   
3. Faculty & Staff Global Immersions

Faculty and Staff Global Immersions began in January 2006 when university leadership (Presidents Council and Council of Deans) traveled in two groups to El Salvador and Peru for interaction with representatives of local academic, political, and religious communities. The trips brought into sharper focus a broad set of questions about how Loyola understands its responsibilities and opportunities in the contemporary world and how, in light of these responsibilities and opportunities, it prepares and supports its own personnel for leadership of the academic community. more >>

   
4. Fellowships to Conduct Research in Tunisia (Loyola Partnership Grant with Three Tunisian Universities)

Full-time Loyola University Chicago faculty at the Lake Shore, Medical Center, and Water Tower campuses are invited to apply for internal fellowships ($10,435) to conduct research in Tunisia during May-June 2012 as part of a $250,000 Loyola grant project funded by the U.S. State Department in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and three Tunisian Universities: Manouba University, University of Carthage, and the University of Tunis/El Manar.  The grant proposal was submitted by Peter J. Schraeder, professor and graduate program director in Loyola’s Department of Political Science, who is the primary investigator (PI) for the grant.  Three fellowships are available for May-June 2012.  All expenses for each Loyola scholar are funded by the fellowship, including up to $1,850 for roundtrip transportation (Chicago-Tunis) and $7,385 in per diem to cover lodging, food, and all other minor expenses during the five-week (35 day) period of the research stay.  The fellowship also provides important in-country support, including directly paying $200 to the Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT – Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis) for a research affiliation, $500 to Carthage Academic Services to provide basic in-country support (e.g., aid in finding a hotel or apartment), and $500 to an English-speaking Tunisian graduate research assistant selected by the host institution to aid in day-to-day requests/activities during the five week period of the grant.  For further details, including the application process, click here for more>>

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