MAOL International Opportunities: Leaders Without Borders



MAOL International Opportunities: Leaders Without Borders

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As a leader, you must cultivate the ability to communicate across cultures both in the United States and internationally. The MAOL curriculum integrates multicultural and global perspectives in every course. You will increase your intercultural competence and learn to influence an organization to make ethical decisions that affect people of differing classes, genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities and geographies.

For MAOL students seeking to take their global leadership skills even further, the MAOL program also offers study-abroad options.

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"As a leader, it really helps me to be aware of multiple perspectives, histories and cultures because I work with diverse colleagues and clients," says Wiegmann. A course on "Mediation in Emerging Democracies" took her to Budapest. "I met people from all over the world and heard about their struggles to create a conflict-free world."

MAOL Global Educ​ation Opportunities

Many MAOL take part in study-abroad options, offering opportunities to:

  • Earn elective credits for your degree.  
  • Fit study abroad experiences into your busy life, through two-week study-abroad courses in January or summer.
  • Study the cultural contexts of leadership.

The MAOL program sponsors study-abroad courses — custom designed specifically for MAOL students and alumnae/i and led by MAOL faculty — to developed countries such as Japan or developing countries such as South Africa.

Get specific details and this year's offerings on the Global Studies website.