• Global Engagement Center

    Campus Internationalization:

    Hamline's Global Engagement Center provides vision, leadership, and strategic planning for the university's current and future globally oriented curricular and co-curricular programs and international initiatives by building strategic partnerships in support of a diverse portfolio of international programs. The GEC assumes a primary role in the comprehensive internationalization of campus by collaborating with academic and administrative units across campus to facilitate and enhance HU's global scholarship, engagement, and geographic footprint worldwide.

    The Hub for Global Citizenship:

    The GEC prepares students to become not only global thinkers but also global citizens, attuned to the multifaceted interconnections that shape our world.

    In developing global competencies, students are equipped to analyze global and intercultural issues critically from multiple perspectives, to understand how differences affect perceptions, judgments, values, and ideas of self and others, and to engage in open, appropriate, and effective interactions with others from diverse backgrounds on the basis of a shared sense of social responsibility and respect for human dignity. Closely related to the ethical imperative is a civic commitment -- a sense of global ethics that emerges in the context of evolving definitions of citizenship and interdependence -- that equip students to 1) become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences, 2) seek to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities, and 3) address the world's most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably.

    The Global Engagement Center is committed to offering students quality off-campus programs, including short-term and long-term semesters abroad as well as internships in various international cities. These students become part of a program that is transformative not only for them, but for everyone they come in contact with.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


    Dr. Leila DeVriese
    Director of Global Engagement Center


    Learning Outcomes 

    • Global Perspectives (Knowledge)- students understand and incorporate the diversity, commonalities, and interdependence of the world’s people, nations, and/or environmental systems into their general knowledge, academic specializations, and worldviews.

    • Intercultural Engagement (Skills)- students demonstrate effective and appropriate communication, interaction and teamwork with people of different nationalities, cultures, and positionalities, either locally or internationally.

    • Global Citizenship (Attitudes)- students demonstrate support and a sense of responsibility for promoting the common good of the world community, including its diversity, attention to human rights, concern for the welfare of others, and sustainability of natural systems and species.

  • Post-graduate Fellowships
    The GEC manages the application process of post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that may include international travel after your time at Hamline. Director of the GEC Dr. Leila DeVriese serves as the faculty advisor on all scholarships and fellowships listed in the link. Please contact her directly for more information: ldevriese01@hamline.edu

    Study Away (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    See the world from a completely different perspective. Return with new skills that can't be learned on campus. Set yourself apart from other job seekers in a very competitive job market. Go places.

    International Researchers & Scholars
    The Global Engagement Center handles all immigration support and other related items.

    Resources for Hamline Faculty & Staff
    Employment information, a checklist, and an application for departments hosting international researchers and scholars. 

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