The Global Education Center at 7 Mellen Street is a meeting place for our community of global scholars to share ideas, expertise, and enthusiasm for scholarship that transcend national and intellectual borders.
Lesley's Global Education Center (GEC) supports initiatives to cultivate a community of global scholars with the
skills and understanding to be compassionate and engaged world citizens as well
as globally astute professionals.
Located at 7 Mellen Street on our main campus in Cambridge, the GEC serves as the hub of collaborative and innovative learning to advance international engagement across schools and programs at Lesley and with
partner institutions. It currently houses our language faculty, Study Abroad and International Student Services Offices, and Urban Scholars Initiative.
The GEC hosts periodic "global gatherings" for students, faculty, and staff to engage in cross-cultural conversation about shared educational interests. The Center also serves as a
central meeting point for our in-house corps of Global Faculty Fellows and sponsors our Global Guide Ambassador program, the Scholars without Borders scholarship fund, and events that extend beyond our physical center into the classroom and community. For example, we organize an annual student expert panel at Lesley's annual Community of Scholars Day and organizes comprehensive orientation programs for incoming international students.
Maria de Lourdes B. Serpa, Professor Emeritus
Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology and Global Studies
Graduate instructor honored by NAFSA
Lesley professor in South Korea
Lesley fosters partnership with Chinese educators
Lesley's award-winning program in Guyana
Graduate programs in Guyana
Guyana Lesley Abroad Service Semester
South Andros, Bahamas
Spring 2015 in England
Spring 2015 in Paris
Documenting Village Life in Oaxaca, Mexico
Lesley Students in Italy
Undergraduate Study Abroad Main Page
International Student Services Office
International Student Orientation
Off-Campus Housing Resources
Living in Cambridge and Boston
Global Education Center, Doble Campus
Lesley and Orebro University in Sweden have been exchanging students since the 1990s. Read all about it here.
Launched by the Institute of International Education in March 2014, Generation Study Abroad is a five-year initiative to double the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade.
Experts and practitioners gathered to discuss best practices and research on creativity within arts in health care and community settings that support emotional, mental, and physical health for all sectors of society. Learn More.
Louise Pascale, professor in the Creative Arts in Learning division, is the force behind the Afghan Children's Songbook Project, which helped to regain a musical heritage in Afghanistan that had been all but erased by years of Taliban rule. Read more...Watch Louise's TEDx talk from November 2014 about her experiences (Livestream video; her presentation begins at 5:59).
The Global Guides program matches volunteers with international students to help them get acclimated to
student life at Lesley and to take advantage of Boston's cultural,
recreational, and educational offerings.Contact us to sign up for the program!