Welcome to the Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute


Our Mission


The Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute is a professional academic organization dedicated to the idea of promoting international awareness – in the classroom, on the campus, and in the larger community. In keeping with the ecumenical spirit of our founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the Institute is equally motivated by the idea of championing the causes of community, respect, justice, and excellence. We are committed to the promotion of attitudes, policies, and practices that foster freedom, peace, justice, inclusion, service, and human rights.


The Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute believes in the essential dignity of the individual and of the various cultures that constitute our global community. We support mutual understanding, respect, ethical behavior, and charitable attitudes among the diverse members of the global community. We are dedicated to studying the history, trends, problems, implications, and potential of the integrating global society.


Our Vision


In keeping with our mission, the Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute hopes to create an international dimension in every academic aspect of the university, enabling students to better understand the wider world and helping them to take greater responsibility in the broader human community. We also strive through a variety of events and activities to challenge and inspire all those who come within the radius of our influence. For our students we endeavor to offer a variety of experiences pertaining to the international environment: study-abroad opportunities, international-travel experiences, foreign-language training, globally focused internships, contests, lectures, presentations, conferences, and other related programs that better inform and connect University of Saint Mary students with the wider global community.
 

At the Global Studies Institute, we strive to add an international dimension to every academic aspect of the university. We endeavor to offer students a variety of experiences focused on the international environment: study, work or travel experiences abroad, language training, and internships in businesses, government, and non-governmental agencies engaged in international activities. In all we do, we support the principles of peace, justice, freedom, and human rights.

For our students we endeavor to offer a variety of experiences pertaining to the international environment: study-abroad opportunities, international-travel experiences, foreign-language training, globally focused internships, contests, lectures, presentations, conferences, and other related programs that better inform and connect University of Saint Mary students with the wider global community.


Feel free to contact us at the Global Studies Institute. We are more than open to hearing your feedback about our services to our local and global communities at large.