About the Center
Globalization requires that institutions of higher education graduate globally-competent citizens and professionals. Morgan State is committed to doing this, by broadening the scope of student, faculty, and staff awareness of the world in which they live, through travel, service and collaborative research. In a post 9/11 world, and for national security reasons, this undertaking becomes even more urgent.
Exploring the world is like attending a classroom without walls. Experiential learning (abroad) exposes us to the heritage of human thought, action and creativity, and cultivates our capacity to read, write, compute and think critically. It fills the gaps in our knowledge, dispels preconceived notions, while offering endless opportunities to learn and to grow. It enriches the traveler and enables her/him to develop an appreciation for that which is different from what they are accustomed to. Global experiential learning not only broadens the mind, but it also increases tolerance and connects us with our fellow human beings, given that the more we understand others, the more we understand ourselves.