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
The McGillycuddy-Logue Center sponsors a number of international events on campus, both during International Education Week and throughout the year. More details and a calendar can be found on the Office of International Programs Events page.
To provide faculty with the resources needed to support their students in becoming more globally-oriented, the McGillycuddy-Logue Center co-sponsors a number of development opportunities, including the Boston Intercultural Skills Conference (BISC) and the Faculty Seminar. Additional resources on internationalization can be found on the OIP website.
McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grants
The McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant Program offers an opportunity for an international educational experience to BC undergraduate students, for whom such an experience would otherwise remain out of reach. Grants are distributed based on students’ financial need, as well as demonstrated academic excellence.
Mizna Fellowship Travel Grants
Through matching funds, the McGillycuddy-Logue 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.
McGillycuddy-Logue Fellows Program
The McGillycuddy-Logue Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for Boston College students to critically engage with concepts of community service and social justice during their time at BC. Through international service experiences paired with group reflection and coursework, students gain a more informed vision of their role in the world, both locally and globally.