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Help Our Students Broaden Their Global Perspectives

Students in China posing for a photo

"Semester abroad changed my perspective on the world, helped me discover my passions, and taught me about cultural sensitivity, which I practice daily in my field."

Mayra Altamira ’08
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor, LA County

Global experiences cultivate leadership, learning skills, and ultimately career advancement. In view of today’s complex economies and interconnected societies, cultural competency and a deep global perspective are essential to our students’ success now more than ever. 

During An Unstoppable Campaign for Mount Saint Mary’s University, the Center for Global Initiatives seeks $3 million to provide our students with meaningful global experiences. Learn more.

Your Support Will Be Matched

Mount Trustee Steven Page has generously offered to match up to $200,000 dollar-for-dollar raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and outright gifts towards the gala to endow the Judy Kelly Page Global Fund established to support semester abroad opportunities.  

Can’t make the event? Help us meet the match challenge today with a fully tax-deductible contribution for a $1 to $1 match! Please contact senior director of development, Megan Shockro, at 213.477.2875 or mshockro@msmu.edu for more information.

Student Global Experiences

"It’s important to experience people of other cultures in their homeland. During my semester abroad, I connected with people I wouldn’t have otherwise met. My global experience has helped me communicate more effectively in my role at large institutions."

Danielle Rose (Batol) Steele '08
IT Project & Change Manager, Arizona State University