Program areas at Melton Foundation
The program staff that supports the Fellows and universities is distributed worldwide. It provides the support to member universities and fellows to design and implement all the events and projects below and also takes the lead on teaching the core learning program also listed below.
Fellow Development is an experiential learning program that "develops" our talented and motivated Melton Fellows into "Global Citizens." The program includes a core curriculum taught online and at the partner universities covering global issues followed by support for hands-on projects carried out by teams of Melton Fellows. It also includes an annual orientation program in Germany for the newly selected Melton Fellows.
The Melton Foundation conducts events worldwide and primarily in the countries where we have partner universities: the United States, Ghana, Chile, China, Germany, and India. Our annual Global Citizenship Conference takes place annually, and rotates to supported university every six years. We hold "Senior Fellow" (alumni) events as well as training events. New Fellows take part in a three-day workshop each March in Germany. The Global Citizenship Conference is a weeklong event with focus on learning and community impact. It is hosted by one of our partner universities and carries over many of the successful learning and team-building features of 20 years of Symposia history. The Melton Foundation also hosts 3-4 day workshops that include site visits and opportunities for Melton Fellows to network with each other and outside experts and local hosts, as well as a weeklong service project called the "Deep Dive" with a team of Melton Fellows in collaboration with a partner organization.
Global annual conference:each year, the Melton Foundation hosts a seven-to-ten day series of activities focused on global citizenship. The conference convenes about 100 Melton fellows, faculty from participating universities, and leading global citizenship advocates, practitioners, and experts for three primary purposes: community, learning and advocacy.
A portfolio of hands-on projects and activities that involve a growing network of Melton fellows, partner universities, and partners in diverse world regions from chile, china, germany, india, ghana, and the united states who share a commitment to promoting global citizenship. The programs and activities are centered on promoting global citizenship as a way for people and institutions to address today's global challenges.