Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Category 2: Program Development Grant

"The complexity of opportunities and problems that are facing societies around the world underscores the need to graduate students who can lead, innovate, and think critically and entrepreneurially about big and enduring questions. To address such issues, students must attain skills that allow them to communicate across cultures and understand the intersection of international and local concerns. A cultural adaption/competency seminar will be offered to students before they embark on an international experience in conjunction with a newly created program at The University of Montana, the Global Leadership Initiative (GLI). Specifically, the GLI prepares students to think critically and prospectively about global issues, as well as engage in successful careers in business, education and public service. Students who participate in the program will also find a distinct edge in pursuing a graduate degree in fields such as business, history, justice studies, law and public administration."