Learning community offers international affairs experts

Policy-makers and practitioners in the arena of international affairs and business will visit the Washington State University Pullman campus and meet with students as part of the new “Global Learning Community.”

The project is set to debut in Coman Hall in the fall semester 2007.

“The Global Learning Community is a cutting edge innovation for WSU students as part of new programs to internationalize the campus and the curriculum,” said Lance T. LeLoup, associate vice provost for International Programs.

“It will offer unprecedented opportunities for WSU students to think and act globally from the very start of their WSU career,” said Andrew Appleton, WSU’s director of Global Studies. “Freshmen will have an opportunity to explore the real-world impact of programs supported by WSU in places such as Malawi. This is a powerful tool for engaging students in the critical assistance that Washington State University researchers and students give to organizations in poor and developing countries.”

The Global Learning Community was made possible by contributions such as a $15,000 grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. The Jackson Foundation funds projects in international education in support of the work of the late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson.

Additional support for the project comes from the student government of Scott-Coman Hall, International Programs, the Office of Undergraduate Education, Housing and Residence Life, the Foley Institute and the Office of the Provost. The Office of Global Studies was created in 2006 as the result of a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and International

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