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Global News and Events

Global News and Events

The faculty, staff and students at Chestnut Hill College are involved in many global initiatives. The events calendar and news stories below give you a peek at what they are doing. 

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International Students

More than 40 new international students have joined CHC this semester, representing nearly 20 countries.

baby elephants in Africa

Just a few days after Commencement, six CHC students, including two newly minted graduates, will travel to Kenya for the trip of a lifetime.

Wayne Jacoby, president of Global Education Motivators, Inc., left, and Temur Tordinava, director of the Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency, shake hands confirming their agreement.

Representatives from the Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency and members of the Tbilisi City Council from the Republic of Georgia visited CHC in November to attend a professional development training program in early childhood education.

Teach in participants

The country’s largest Catholic social justice conference was held in mid-November, bringing nearly 2,000 high school and college students together to learn, reflect, pray, network and advocate in the context of the Catholic faith tradition.

Sister Rita Michael Scully

For more than four years, Rita Michael Scully, SSJ, M.A., associate professor of English, has traveled the streets of center city Philadelphia, delivering socks to the homeless. Twice a month on Saturdays, she makes her way up and down Market Street always ending her journey at Old St. Joseph’s Church on Willings Alley for Mass.

students in the classroom

Chestnut Hill College has just announced the addition of an interdisciplinary minor in European Union and European Studies to its academic roster. 


Participants will have the chance to propose solutions to global issues before presenting their findings in front of members of the United Nations.

Ana Marjanovic Shane

Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Ph.D., associate professor of education, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar grant and will spend four months in Serbia, teaching at the University of Belgrade.

video conference

Students from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will join CHC students for a three-part videoconference moderated by representatives from  United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Wayne Jacoby, co-founder of Global Education Motivators (GEM), an educational non-governmental organization located at CHC.

UNAI conference

Students at Effat University in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, and students from CHC, prepared presentations on topics ranging from fashion to civic engagement, sharing their knowledge with audiences nearly 7,000 miles apart.


As part of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), Megan Welch ’15, and Nicole Carney ’15, along with education professor Marie Leahy, SSJ, took part in a true service-inspired trip with students from Marywood University, in support of the Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Global Studies students

All students at CHC must take the Global Studies course as part of their general education requirement. Section topics include global warming, economic inequality, terrorism...

September 28, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
October 26, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
November 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
November 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
December 4, 2017 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
December 7, 2017 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm