The Global Center at 7 Mellen Street is a meeting place for our community of global scholars to share ideas, expertise, and enthusiasm for scholarship that transcends national and intellectual borders.
The Global Center at Lesley 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
Global Center 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 Portuguese and Spanish language faculty,
a visiting scholar who teaches Chinese, our Study Abroad and International Student Services Offices, and serves as a
central meeting point for our in-house corps of Global Faculty Fellows.
The Global Center also sponsors our Global Guides program, the Scholars without Borders scholarship fund, and a student expert panel at Lesley's annual Community of Scholars Day. Held the last week of March and moderated by
a faculty advocate of study abroad, the panel draws large and engaged
Professor of Sociology, International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations
Nancy Jo Cardillo
Instructor of Expressive Arts Therapy
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
January 2015 in South Andros, Bahamas
Spring 2015 in England
Spring 2015 in Paris
Spring 2014 faculty led-programs in Paris and London
Documenting Village Life in Oaxaca, Mexico
Lesley Students in Italy
Undergraduate Study Abroad Main Page
International Student Services Office
Insights from Students
Living in Boston/Cambridge
Student Life and Academic Development
International Student Orientation
Lisa Ijiri, Associate Provost
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!