McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies
Established in 2008 with a generous gift from Kathleen McGillycuddy and Ron Logue, the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies promotes and fosters innovative international learning for undergraduate students at Boston College.
In Kathleen McGillycuddy's words, "Part of a well-rounded education in the 21st century is learning what it means to be a global citizen. Enabling students to experience a broader view of the world and their role in it, while supporting their ability to attain practical skills and first-hand experiences to apply in their future careers, will be key areas of focus for this center.”
Current programs and activities of the Center
For the summer and academic year 2009-10, a total of 90 awards have been offered to students to participate in BC study abroad programs. Grants are distributed based on students’ financial need. The McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant Program offers an opportunity for an international educational experience to BC undergraduate students, for whom international study would otherwise remain out of reach.
Through matching funds, the Center supports the Islamic Civilization and Societies Travel and Research Grant at Boston College, which funds student research projects abroad with a special focus on Islamic Studies.
The Global Service and Justice Program will imbed and integrate an international experience in the field of service and service learning into a curricular structure of preparation, experience and reflection.