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Global Engagement

Georgetown’s foundational commitment to welcoming students and scholars from around the world has fueled a remarkable transition over the past 50 years as we’ve grown from a leading national university to a truly global institution. Today, our university includes students and faculty from more than 135 countries, more than 180 study abroad programs, more than 250 academic partnerships with institutions across the world, and a global network of alumni.

As a global institution, we are called not only to sustain a diverse international community but also to engage with global challenges through research, teaching, and service. Donor support for the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement will be critical as we seek to expand programs that facilitate student global experiences, foster intercultural and interreligious understanding, address global issues affecting children and families, and empower individuals in developing countries to improve their lives.

A Testimonial

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“The GBE course proved to me that being successful in global business is not only about applying the frameworks, but also about understanding cultural differences and developing the right mindset.”

—Tianlun Hao (MBA’17), on the McDonough School Global Business Experience (GBE) program, courses that enable students to travel abroad and gain a global perspective as they consult within an industry or with specific Fortune 500 companies

A Testimonial

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“This fellowship has been a formative experience—refining my research skills, connecting me with game-changers in the realm of Early Childhood Development, and enhancing my understanding of the direct social and environmental impacts climate change will bring upon the children of today and tomorrow.”

—Emily Prest (G’23), student fellow with the Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues, on a project exploring the impact of climate change on children

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