GLI Student Experience
The GLI is a community of students making a world of difference, reaching across disciplines to explore global challenges through collaboration and hands-on experience. Your journey starts here!
On a Friday night, in Theater 2 of the Roxy Theater in Missoula, GLI students gathered to watch The Look of Silence, a documentary film by legendary director Joshua Oppenheimer. The film looks into the lives of Indonesian villagers 50 years after the 1965 Indonesian mass genocide of alleged communists. Read more.
As I boarded my flight to Minneapolis, MN at 5:00 am, instead of being exhausted I was filled with excitement for what was to come. Read more.
The boy sat in the middle, kicking his legs just enough for his white dishdasha to sway. His grandfather sat to his right as he watched their cattle. If the boy’s father weren’t scrolling through his cell phone the scene’s date wouldn’t be recognizable. Read more
GLI Student Group President, Katie Marshall, talks about her experience with the student group and how it has impacted her and her future.
The Global Leadership Initiative Student Group is one of the rare Read more.
As both an RA and a GLI student himself, Peregrine welcomes new residents onto campus. “There are always people out on the third floor.” Peregrine says. “As being an RA goes, I’m pretty spoiled." Read more.
On May 5th, 2014, the Global Leadership Initiative conducted its first annual Passport and Scholarship ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of GLI students, and to celebrate the GLI’s successful three-year run of global thinking and innovation at the University. Read more.
We flew past Mount Sentinel with its emblem “M” and noted that on my return flight I would be tossing a lot of new and exciting ideas about in my head. I would be crafting some master plan to make real food, local, organic, humane and fair food, a viable and important necessity for all students on campus. Read more.
In celebration of three years of leadership development and inspired learning, the University of Montana will honor sophomore and junior students in the Global Leadership Initiative with a scholarship ceremony, followed by a public lecture delivered by National Humanities Medal winner Stanley Katz. Read More.
Fiachra Kearney has been working for the last 15 years against the devaluation of human and animal life. His research in dissecting major socio-economic problems, along with his military and paramilitary training, has aided him the creation of an NGO called Global Eye. He created Global Eye Read More.
Nothing is quite as exciting to a young student as an idea. It represents self-made opportunity in a myriad of ways: a chance to help others, make yourself relevant in an often intimidating world, and gain traction in an area you feel passionate about. Read more.
College campuses provide unique, free learning opportunities in various lecture series, where University guests -- from CEOs to visiting professors -- are brought in from around the world to speak on topics, covering all disciplines in innovative ways. But what learning opportunity is better than that brought straight to one’s on-campus living environment? Read more.
Retired Ambassador Mark Johnson has completed 30 years as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, with a long line of accomplishments that he bears with humble pride. He has negotiated peace in the Middle East, helped free American diplomats in hostage crises, founded the Montana World Affairs Council, and served as the national Vice Chair of the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy. Read more.
Now is the time when GLI juniors begin brainstorming their capstone projects, the culminating experience of their four years as GLI students, and the projects that they can take away as graduating seniors. The Capstone Event is a place where these students can gather together and brainstorm big ideas.
“Tonight is like serious speed dating,” said Professor Dalenberg, Read more
For GLI Fellows, all of the costs associated with obtaining a passport are covered during the program’s annual Passport Day. As part of the Beyond the Classroom experience, the GLI provides a gateway to the world, where students can order their passports, have their certified passport photos taken, and fill out the necessary documents, all in one convenient setting. Over two dozen GLI students participated in this years’ event, while other campus and community Read more
Educators across the country are asking questions about the Global Leadership Initiative. Associate Provost Arlene Walker-Andrews and GLI junior Cody Dems recently shared what it means to address a “global issue” through a local lens while at the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) conference Global Learning in College. At their joint presentation in Providence, Rhode Island Read more
Danielle Barnes-Smith, a GLI junior and English major, was awarded GLI funding to spend an academic year studying in Cork, Ireland. She shares with us an inspiring and comical account of how her life abroad has pushed her beyond her comfort zone both physically and figuratively:
I never learned how to ride an elevator. Now don't judge, just listen.Read more
A UM class, Can Giving Change the World?, granted $10,000 to local nonprofits on Dec. 12, at the Davidson Honors College. The class, part of UM’s Global Leadership Initiative, focused on awarding grants to nonprofits that operate within Missoula County and combat youth hunger or youth depression. Read more