Julius E. Coles
The programs of the Andrew Young Center for International Affairs (AYC) are continuously evolving. AYC programs are strategically designed to be interdisciplinary in nature to support the global learning objectives of Morehouse College, which aims to enable students to gain foreign language proficiency, global competence, leadership skills and a background in undergraduate research.
Andrew Young Center Faculty and Student Fellows Program: The AYC supports the international research and scholarship of Morehouse faculty and students through this program.
Andrew Young International Affairs Fellowship Program: This multifaceted career enrichment program is designed to train the next generation of leaders in careers in international affairs and development. Every two years, the fellowship targets male college sophomores from around the nation who are interested in pursuing careers in international affairs, public policy and international development. Cohorts of 20-25 fellows are selected.
Andrew Young Medal for Social Justice: The AYC awards this medal every two years to an individual who has excelled in one of the professional areas in which Ambassador Young has distinguished himself.
Andrew Young Visiting Lecturers & Speaker Series: This program brings in top professionals who specialize in areas such as international affairs, politics, global business, social justice, health and environmental science and who believe in the power of a liberal education.
Diplomat-in-Residence Program: The U.S. Department of State has selected Morehouse as one of its U.S. recruiting sites in an effort to attract talent to meet today's American foreign policy challenges. Diplomats-in-residence are housed at the AYC and are critical members of its staff and strategic mission.
Intensive Modern Foreign Language Program: The AYC is developing this state-of-the-art intensive foreign language study program in cooperation with the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. The AYC also administers the Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. This program connects Morehouse students with highly-qualified international graduate students eager to obtain teaching experience, share their native culture, act as study abroad resources and study in the United States.
International Exchange/Study Abroad Programs: The AYC coordinates more than 250 study abroad programs available to Morehouse students. Nearly 100 Morehouse students a year take part in study abroad experiences in various parts of the world.
International Student Services: The AYC manages all aspects of auxiliary services/support for Morehouse's foreign student population, which includes more than 150 students. Areas include academic advising, financial assistance, immigration, and personal and social integration.
International Studies Program: This program offers an interdisciplinary major designed to meet the growing demand for skills in the analysis and solution of contemporary world problems, including the special need to prepare Morehouse students for career opportunities and worldwide service.
Institutional Capacity-Building Initiatives: By calling on the expertise of Morehouse faculty and a breadth and depth of outside experts, the AYC is positioned to undertake assignments in a wide range of human resource development services.
Morehouse College International Affairs Society: The AYC executive director serves as the faculty advisor for this student-led organization. The MCIAS holds forums for Morehouse students interested in international relations, diplomacy and global governance, allowing them to exercise their interest in world affairs and broaden their global competence.