Global Focus

Working across departments and divisions in support of the College mission, the Office of Global Initiatives directs Walter Commons programming to facilitate and coordinate the integration of global issues and perspectives into the academic program and campus culture. The office leads efforts to enhance world languages, deepens the global-local engagement dimensions of Connections, and supports the full participation of students, faculty and staff.


Signature Programs

Global Partnerships and Exchanges

President Katherine Bergeron with Ashesi University College President Patrick Amuwah

A key objective of the Walter Commons is to develop new strategic partnerships abroad and to expand relationships with established partners with whom Connecticut College has historic ties.

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Global-Local Engagement Advisers

Students engaging with the local community

Beginning in Spring 2018, the Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement will launch a new advising program for off-campus programs.

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Institute of International Education — Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF)

Binalakshmi Nepram, visiting scholar in residence

The Scholar Rescue Fund is an international network of higher education institutions that are committed to the protection of threatened scholars around the globe and to promoting the core idea that all people should be free to think.

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Refugee Relief and Education Committee

Members of the Refugee Relief Committee reading multilingual books

Based on the recommendation of the Refugee Task Force convened in fall 2015, the Connecticut College Refugee Relief and Education Committee was formally established in Fall 2016.

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