Lingdao Fellows Program

Lingdao 2017 fellows program participants travel to Beijing.

Inspired by LMU’s commitment to global imagination and innovation, the Lingdao Fellows Program is dedicated to developing global leaders who will transform the world.  In its inaugural year, 11 student leaders were selected to participate in an immersive global experience in Beijing, China and enroll in EDLA 498: Imagining Global Leadership. Through these experiences, the Lingdao Fellows have worked to cultivate a respectful global worldview and develop an intercultural approach to leadership in order to engage in dialogue around global leadership and creative change to positively impact the campus community.  

  • Through their participation in the Beijing international study tour, pre-excursion curriculum and EDLA 498: Imagining Global Leadership, the Lingdao Fellows will: 

    Engage in an Immersive Global Experience with Diverse Local Cultures

    • Students will develop a basic understanding of the varied cultural, economic and political challenges facing modern China.

    • Students will be able to contribute to LMU’s international and global initiatives by infusing new cultural, social and academic perspectives.

    Cultivate a Respectful Global Worldview

    • Students will be exposed to multiple world views and will learn how to initiate respectful and meaningful interactions with others of diverse mind and kind.

    • Students will develop the competencies and confidence to work in globally diverse environments. 

    Develop an Intercultural Approach to Leadership

    • Students will develop intercultural competencies and self-reflective approaches to diverse global ideas and practices that are different than their own.

    • Students will be able to work collectively to propose effective leadership approaches in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.