Curricular programming supported by the Office of Global Initiatives

Our office helps administer a number of academic programs related to global learning at the College. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about these or other opportunities.


Globally Networked Teaching and Learning Initiative

Globally Networked Classes represent a new genre of courses in which faculty incorporate digital technology into their classes to connect to scholars, activists, and students in other parts of the world.

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FLAC (Languages Across the Curriculum or LxC)

A national initiative, FLAC enhances language competence by employing content-based language instruction in a wide variety of academic disciplines in conjunction with traditional language classes. The overarching goals are to increase global competencies, to make the curriculum more international, and to enhance opportunities for language learning.

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Walter Commons Fellows

Originating as the Language Fellows, nearly a decade ago, the Walter Commons Fellows support global learning at the college through the creation and promotion of co-curricular and extracurricular events. Past events have included international poetry night, foreign film nights, cooking events, and global focus discussions.

Structured Independent Language Study (SILS)

SILS is an enrichment (as opposed to credit-bearing) program designed to allow students to study languages that interest them but are not offered as part of our formal language curriculum.

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World Languages at RMMS

The World Languages program is an innovative partnership between the language programs at Connecticut College and the Regional Multicultural Magnet School, a public elementary school in the College's hometown of New London.

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Travel Research and Immersion Program (TRIPS)

Established in the 1990s, the Travel Research and Immersion Program (TRIP) enhances on-campus academic courses through travel to off-campus locations. The program makes it possible for students to experience first-hand subjects they have studied in the classroom.

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Study Away, Teach Away (SATA)

Study Away, Teach Away (SATA) refers to semester-long off-campus study programs designed and directed by tenured members of the Connecticut College faculty, in affiliation with a partner institution.

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Ongoing Assessment of Study Away Programs

Working with the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Global Initiatives is committed to developing robust assessment practices to ensure the continual improvement of the programs we offer.

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Study Away Advising Seminar

Supported by a generous grant from the Endeavor Foundation, the Study Away Seminar brings together faculty from different academic departments for the purpose of improving academic advising structures around study away and advancing curricular integration of education abroad experiences.

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