Continuing the Journey
Now that you've learned about the Civil Rights movement, like Dr. King, your focus will shift to considering human rights as you develop a case study, research social justice in a seminar, and deepen your civic engagement from volunteerism to continued service learning.
Sophomores are asked to identify an organization where they will conduct their social justice service for the next 3 years in the local Tompkins County community. Additionally, they will earn a leadership certificate for the 'Leading Others' track and develop their case study proposal. Juniors and seniors will present their research to the campus community at the Whalen Symposium.
Due to the pandemic, all program sponsored travel has been suspended until further notice and approval by our college leadership team.
In January, before classes start, or during spring break, Juniors and Seniors travel with faculty and staff from our Program Support Team as global citizens researching social justice and human rights. Over 6-10 days in a selected destination outside of the United States, you can plan to engage with local communities through dialogues and formal presentations that center communications, health, law & government, the arts, and economics. If you don't have a passport, we invite you to consider starting that application process as early as possible. 'Scholars have traveled to:
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
MLK Scholars are encouraged to study abroad. While our program sponsored travel is valuable, the opportunity to study abroad over a semester is a life-changing experience. Our MLK Scholars have studied in:
- Los Angeles (study-away)
- New York City (study-away)
For more info, please contact the Office of International Programs.
Office Location and Hours:
Job Hall, 202-209
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell has been an MLK Faculty Associate for 18 years.
He continues to be a thought partner, mentor, leads travel experiences, and served as the MLK Scholar Program Director from 2018-2019. Dr. Bradwell teaches a seminar required for all sophomore Scholars. As an introduction to research methods, the seminar is designed to prepare students to create their own social justice-oriented research proposals connected to their social justice service.