mcgillycuddy-logue center for undergraduate global studies
Named in honor of Kathleen M. McGillycuddy and Ronald E. Logue, whose generous gift allowed for the creation of the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies, 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.
First launched in 2010, with the original title of the Global Service and Justice Program, the McGillycuddy-Logue Fellows Program is designed to prepare a small cohort of undergraduate students to develop into thoughtful and fully engaged global citizens, who are prepared to act with humility, and in solidarity with others. Fellows are expected to gain three primary attributes upon completion of the program: a greater awareness of their intellectual, social, and intercultural development and skills; a deeper understanding of their place in an ever changing and increasingly interdependent world; and the development of tools for becoming agents of change.
The program structure combines rigorous academic preparation, personal experiences and guided reflections that will, in turn, facilitate an evaluation of deeply-rooted assumptions and foster a more comprehensive understanding of global issues. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate and transcript documenting their academic and service accomplishments and will emerge as more informed activists and better-prepared, global leaders.
Read about Jenelle McNeill's time in Spain.
“It was great to have a small class and get to know each student in it, and the retreat really helped foster a sense of community among the Fellows.”
“My experience in the MLFP has given me the tools and background knowledge to volunteer more effectively and practically.”
“I have, through the McGillycuddy-Logue program, thought about different issues in the world, what is the right way to handle them, and what is my place in their process and solution.”