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Liberal Arts and an International Campus Environment: 'Jihad vs. McWorld' Revisited
Gregory Mahler
An international or a "global" perspective is central to a contemporary liberal arts education, but integrating internationalism into the curriculum and the college community involves more than simply requiring some specific courses, or sending students overseas. This presentation discusses ways in which the benefits of study abroad experiences can be re-integrated into the broader campus setting to provide a global perspective that is necessary for the liberal arts experience to reach its potential. (A paper presented at the "Intellectual Leadership in the Liberal Arts" Conference in 2003.)