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GIS Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a class?

GIS is not a class and you do not receive academic credit for participating. However, it is designed to complement the academic experience of a first-year student. Most Scholars find that GIS helps shape their academic trajectory at Dartmouth either confirming they are on the right major/minor path, or opening up new pathways for exploration.

GIS Overview

Each term the program examines a specific theme through expert presentations, simulations, small group lunch and dinner discussions, special lectures and tours, and more. Scholars also learn about various academic and career paths. The 2019-2020 Great Issues Scholars will be selected from the Global Village Living Learning Community as well as independent applications from first year students.

Faculty Course Development & Enhancement

The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding is committed to promoting the study of the world at Dartmouth. Course Enhancement and Development funding helps faculty provide students with courses that expose them to different cultural perspectives and voices. 

Funds are available for developing new courses or improving existing ones. We support guest lectures, films or the acquisition of materials to enhance courses. 

Faculty Travel & Research

An internationally engaged faculty is vital to the Dickey Center mission of promoting international understanding at Dartmouth. The Dickey Center invites faculty to submit grants for support of up to $3500 for international research and up to $600 for international conference travel.  Only one grant per faculty member is allowed each year. 

A list of grants made in the past three year showcases the breadth of internationally-engaged scholarship at Dartmouth supported by the Dickey Center

Lombard Public Service Fellowship

For nearly 25 years, alumni have put the liberal arts education they received at Dartmouth to good use in a range of Lombard Fellowship projects around the world. The Lombard Fellowship supports graduating seniors and first-year Dartmouth alumni, including the professional schools, in public service projects in the U.S. and globally.

Peru: Disaster Preparedness

Key Details:

Location: Lima, Peru

Audience: Undergraduate, Medical

Term and Duration:  19X, 10 weeks

Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019, 5:00 pm

Tanzania: DarDar-Dickey Internships

Key Details:

Location:  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Audience: Undergraduate

Term and Duration: Summer 2019

Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019, 5:00 pm

Build an International Internship

The Dickey Center provides opportunities for students to broaden their international perspectives and their understanding of different cultures by undertaking leave-term projects abroad. Gain new international perspectives by living and working abroad as a Dickey International Intern. 

Working with Grassroots Community Clinic in Rural Peru

by Sam Steeter '13, TH '14, International Internship, Peru, Sacred Valley Health

In addition to my academic interests in engineering, I have a long-term interest in global health and medicine in rural and under-resourced locations. In the spring of 2012, I undertook a Dickey Center internship in a small mountain community called Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of the Inca, Peru, with a newly formed, non-governmental, non-profit organization called Sacred Valley Health.

SVH provided mobile medical clinics in a number of communities throughout the Sacred Valley free of charge and was in the early stages of implementing a collaborative, grassroots community health workers education program in isolated Quechua villages throughout the Sacred Valley. My work involved organizing and processing remote community baseline health data from mobile clinics, which was eventually used in the training, monitoring and evaluation of the SVH community health workers education program.

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