Human Development

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 2017-18 Great Issues Scholars will be selected from the Global Village Living Learning Community as well as independent applications from first year students.

Dartmouth Welcomes Fellows from Africa (WCAX)

Dartmouth's cohort of 25 Young African Leaders were highlighted in a segment on the local CBS affiliate, WCAX. Academic Director Amy Newcomb and Fellow Chedi Ngulu were interviewed and footage was taken during the Rockefeller Center's Leadership Session with the Fellows.

Follow the Dickey Center on Facebook and check out our Flickr account to keep up with our Washington Fellows of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Board of Visitors

Anne Bagamery '78 is Senior Editor of the International New York Times, based in Paris.

Young African Leaders at Dartmouth

Dartmouth's cohort of 25 Young African Leaders participating in the first Washington Fellowship are well into their six-week business and entrepreneurship institute.

Starting with their coursework in Design Thinking, they soon will transition to intensive study of entrepreneurship, all the while participating in weekly leadership sessions  and service and community engagement. They also are working on their teambuilding skills through activities with the Outdoor Programs Office.

Read more about our YALI Washington Fellows in recent articles in Dartmouth Now and The Dartmouth.

Student Learns About Poverty Working on Microfinance in the Dominican Republic

by Elliot Sandborn ‘14, International Internship, Dominican Republic

I lived in the barrios of East Santo Domingo and worked at a Banco ADEMI, the largest private, for-profit microfinance bank in the Dominican Republic, and one of the largest and most successful microfinance banks in Latin America. I lived with a local Dominican friend, Sam, whom I had met in the summer of 2009 as a high school volunteer in rural community in San Juan, DR.

At ADEMI, I worked alongside loan officers, visiting clients and following up on loans. I did research on ADEMI's history, their model of microfinance, and tried to tap into what was it that made them so successful. Drawing on my experiences in the field with the loan officers, executive interviews and a 1997 World Bank case study on ADEMI, I compiled a 13,000-word report for the president of the bank that reflected on what I - and my informants - considered to be key aspects of the ADEMI model, including the continuity of leadership and vision the bank has experienced and the strong commitment to a "business-like approach" to service.

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 recent graduates of Dartmouth, including the professional schools, in public service projects in the U.S. and globally.

Security & Development in Kosovo

Interested in peacebuilding, post-conflict transformation, and human development?  Consider a summer internship in Kosovo!

Summer 2018 Program

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. 

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