Shirley Conner Hardinge Center for Global & International Studies

The Shirley Conner Hardinge Center for Global and International Studies, enhances the teaching, learning and research of global issues at Hood College. 

The center develops innovative ways to educate students in a world where a global perspective and cross-cultural understanding are essential to effective leadership within all academic disciplines. It provides potential and current Hood College students with a career path focus in the following broadly defined categories: global business and economics, global politics, and global cultures. 

These three areas also coincide with the three thematic concentrations in the interdisciplinary global studies major. The center also houses language programs in French, German and Spanish, and also area studies in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and Latin American Studies.

The center, established in 2010 due to the generous gift of Hood alumna Shirley Conner Hardinge, works with multiple offices and departments on campus to prepare students to pursue internships, study abroad experiences, departmental honors papers and curricular initiatives and co-curricular activities that seek to prepare students for their careers. 

For more information

Paige Eager, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Global and International Studies
Phone: 301-696-3699.

Hood Parade of Flags

Hood College Celebrates Inaugural International Education Week

Celebrating Hood Cultural Diversity Faculty Graduate School Graduate Student Military Staff Undergraduate Student

Hood College celebrated its inaugural International Education Week (IEW) during the week of November 18 - 22, 2019.

  • International Students
  • Language & International Studies
  • Student Life
  • Student Engagement
Hood College International Festival

Hood College's International Festival Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Celebrating Hood's Cultural Diversity Graduate Student

Friday, March 29, 2019 marked a day of fun and celebration when Hood College students from different cultures came together to explore their unique heritages at the International Festival organized by Hood College’s Saudi Student Association.

  • International Students