International Perspectives Program

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International Perspectives Program

IPPThe Arthur Vining Davis–funded International Perspectives Program (IPP) provides unique academic and living/learning opportunities designed to internationalize the Millsaps campus. Students selected as IPP Davis Fellows work closely with faculty mentors to examine an in-depth global topic through an interdisciplinary seminar in the fall semester. Their studies culminate during the spring semester in the planning and execution of a college-wide conference that assimilates perspectives about the seminar topic gained from the Fellows’ research, the Millsaps campus, and across the globe. The goal of the program is to integrate the global experiences of a growing number of our students into the classrooms and campus life in ways that can enrich the entire Millsaps community.

Davis Fellows will benefit from specialized resources, develop networking skills on a global scale (talk about a résumé builder!), and receive the following:

  • Major Experience with 4 credit hours toward your degree completion
  • Regional field trips
  • Guaranteed premium housing in living/learning structure
  • $500 Davis Fellow stipend

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IPP Davis Fellow Information

Information Session

Mark your calendars to learn more about the program and how to apply to become a Davis Fellow!

January 17th, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Leggett Living Room

Selection Criteria

Twelve Davis Fellows (Arthur Vining Davis International Perspectives Program students) will be chosen through a competitive application process.

  • Fellows will be expected to register and participate in the 4-credit-hour seminar on “The History and Future of Climate Change” (IDST 3750) in the fall semester of 2017 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:55 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and commit to the IPP Living/Learning Community for one academic year. Working closely with IPP Faculty Fellow Dr. Bill Storey and visiting scholars, the fellows will take a leadership role in campus programming on climate change for the 2018 Spring Colloquium and in promoting internationalization on campus. In the spring semester of 2018, they will serve as hosts for the visiting scholars and invited ACS international students.
  • In order to apply for this fellowship, a student must be a full-time student at Millsaps College with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Six places are available for international students (students who have lived outside of the United States for the majority of their lives) and six places are available for students who have interests in and experience with international issues. Preference will be given to students who have completed a study abroad course or semester.
  • The selected Millsaps Fellows will reside on campus in a living/learning community housed on the 3rd floor of Sanderson. In this distinctive residential experience, international students and study abroad veterans will live and learn together, extending the conversations and discussions beyond the seminar room. Working with a student life coordinator and the faculty fellow, they will serve as ambassadors for internationalizing the campus by producing and hosting regular programs. They will also have the opportunity to visit local and regional sites to enrich their understanding of the history and culture of the South and how global trends are impacting this region.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of awareness and engagement in global issues, involvement in Millsaps’ international programs and campus programming, collegiality, and intercultural skills.

To Apply

Please complete the following online application including a faculty or staff reference: International Perspectives Program—Davis Fellow Application.

Applications are due to Keith Dunn, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, keith.dunn@millsaps.edu, by February 1, 2017.

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Contact Information

For more information on the International Perspectives Program seminar, contact:

Dr. William Storey
International Perspectives Program Faculty Fellow
storewk@millsaps.edu
601.974.1331

For general information on the International Perspectives Program, contact:

Dr. George Bey
Associate Dean of International Education
beygj@millsaps.edu
601.974.1385

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