Live, Learn, Lead. Across the Street and Around the Globe.
The Arthur Vining Davis–funded International Perspectives Program (IPP) provides unique
academic and living/learning opportunities designed to internationalize the Millsaps
campus. Students selected as IPP Davis Fellows work closely with faculty mentors to
examine an in-depth global topic through an interdisciplinary seminar in the fall
semester. Their studies culminate during the spring semester in the planning and execution
of a college-wide conference that assimilates perspectives about the seminar topic
gained from the Fellows’ research, the Millsaps campus, and across the globe. The
goal of the program is to integrate the global experiences of a growing number of
our students into the classrooms and campus life in ways that can enrich the entire
Davis Fellows will benefit from specialized resources, develop networking skills on
a global scale (talk about a résumé builder!), and receive the following:
- Major Experience with 4 credit hours toward your degree completion
- Regional field trips
- Guaranteed premium housing in living/learning structure
- $500 Davis Fellow stipend
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IPP Davis Fellow Information
Mark your calendars to learn more about the program and how to apply to become a Davis
January 17th, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Leggett Living Room
Twelve Davis Fellows (Arthur Vining Davis International Perspectives Program students)
will be chosen through a competitive application process.
- Fellows will be expected to register and participate in the 4-credit-hour seminar
on “The History and Future of Climate Change” (IDST 3750) in the fall semester of
2017 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:55 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and commit to the IPP Living/Learning
Community for one academic year. Working closely with IPP Faculty Fellow Dr. Bill
Storey and visiting scholars, the fellows will take a leadership role in campus programming
on climate change for the 2018 Spring Colloquium and in promoting internationalization
on campus. In the spring semester of 2018, they will serve as hosts for the visiting
scholars and invited ACS international students.
- In order to apply for this fellowship, a student must be a full-time student at Millsaps
College with at least a 3.0 GPA.
- Six places are available for international students (students who have lived outside
of the United States for the majority of their lives) and six places are available
for students who have interests in and experience with international issues. Preference
will be given to students who have completed a study abroad course or semester.
- The selected Millsaps Fellows will reside on campus in a living/learning community
housed on the 3rd floor of Sanderson. In this distinctive residential experience,
international students and study abroad veterans will live and learn together, extending
the conversations and discussions beyond the seminar room. Working with a student
life coordinator and the faculty fellow, they will serve as ambassadors for internationalizing
the campus by producing and hosting regular programs. They will also have the opportunity
to visit local and regional sites to enrich their understanding of the history and
culture of the South and how global trends are impacting this region.
- Applicants must provide evidence of awareness and engagement in global issues, involvement
in Millsaps’ international programs and campus programming, collegiality, and intercultural
Please complete the following online application including a faculty or staff reference:
International Perspectives Program—Davis Fellow Application.
Applications are due to Keith Dunn, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Dean of the College, firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 1, 2017.
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For more information on the International Perspectives Program seminar, contact:
Dr. William Storey
International Perspectives Program Faculty Fellow
For general information on the International Perspectives Program, contact:
Dr. George Bey
Associate Dean of International Education
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