Upon graduation, many of our students pursue employment in government, with inter-governmental or international non-governmental agencies, or pursue graduate degrees in law or the social sciences. All of these paths require an in-depth understanding of plural societies, intercultural competency, and context-sensitive problem-solving skills. Therefore, our goals with Global Learning Programs are:

  • Teach international cultural competency
  • Develop students' international political acumen
  • Improve international problem-solving skills by teaching tools of political analysis

We take a multi-pronged approach to achieve these goals. For example, in the major, we offer high-quality, low-cost classes taught by our regular faculty on campus in combination with an experiential trip to locations relevant to the material studied. We also organize - in a searchable way - the multiple relevant electives that help students work with an advisor to fit experiential learning into your busy schedules and budgets. We hope all of our students can find an international experience that works for them here. If you have any questions about these programs, please visit the GVPT advisors page at https://gvpt.umd.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-advising.


Virginia Haufler and Jennifer Hadden

Professor and Co-Director of GVPT Global Learning


Contact: vhaufler@umd.edu
Contact: jhadden1@umd.edu