The Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment gives selected students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) the opportunity to participate in an international learning experience during their enrollment. The program provides opportunities for students to be engaged in educational and cultural experiences that help them develop as leaders in a global community. The program also adds value to the degrees students earn at Georgia Tech, by giving them a more well-rounded perspective of the world. To date, more than 80 CEE students have been awarded Mundy endowments and have traveled to regions all over the globe.
“In the end, I think the most crucial virtue I’ll take away from this summer is tolerance and the importance of accepting people's differences. The world is full of differing ideas, cultures and beliefs. We all carry ourselves in different ways, and getting the chance to explore a bit more of the world has shown me just how important it is to understand how others live their lives. It’s not enough to live life in the dark, sheltered by a blanket of ignorance. I wanted a broader education, and that’s precisely what I got.”
The video below was produced in March 2013 by students in the Environmental Technology in the Developing World class, which explored water and air pollution challenges in Nicaragua.