Global/Local Engagement goals:

  • To put the liberal arts into action by fostering a sense of responsibility and agency beyond the boundaries of the Connecticut College community.
  • To integrate such activities as study away and internships more thoughtfully within the academic curriculum.
  • To help students consider the theme and animating questions of the Pathway or Center in a broader setting.
  • To allow students to apply the content and methodologies encountered in their coursework outside the confines of the classroom, laboratory, or studio.

Students develop their own plan in relation to their pathway or center, majors, minors, broad intellectual interests and language studies. Connections coursework will inform how the student develops a compelling plan for Global/Local Engagement. Global/Local experiences are proposed by the student, and approved by their Pathway or Center.

Learn more about Global/Local Engagement opportunities:

Interdisciplinary Programs

Pathways and Centers offer students opportunities to pursue purposeful engagement through off-campus experiences, such as study away, internships, volunteering or community-based learning.

Campus Resources

Persephone at the Hale Center

Hale Center for Career Development

The Hale Center for Career Development helps you put your liberal arts education into action for a career with personalized advising, Career Action Program funding, and invaluable alumni mentoring.

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Holleran Center for Community Action

Community learning and civic engagement happens through the College’s Holleran Center, which unites with more than 50 organizations in the greater New London area to address issues of activism, diversity and social justice.

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The Walter Commons

The Walter Commons

The Walter Commons is a vibrant hub for global learning providing a dynamic venue for the entire campus to engage in critical dialogues, presentations, and symposia around themes of global significance.

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Post-graduate fellowships and scholarships provide life-changing opportunities through generous financial support for study and research.

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Study Away

The Office of Study Away works to enhance the College’s mission through promoting carefully selected study away programs that encourage an understanding of international peoples, groups, cultures, languages, and global issues. 

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Conn offers many opportunities for students to work with our faculty, and to individually pursue their own research. Conn students are often cited as co-authors on papers, journal articles and book chapters.

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