Elizabeth Rankin | October 12, 2017
When the Kellogg International Scholars Program (Kellogg ISP) was created 15 years ago, the apprentice-like relationship of undergraduates to scholars that is the hallmark of the program was something new. Faculty members had to be talked into taking on students as research assistants, recalls Associate Director Holly Rivers.
“Now,” she says, “faculty are competing to get ISP students.” The program began with just nine undergraduates. Now, there are 66 International Scholars across three classes.
This past weekend, the Kellogg Institute celebrated 15 years of the International Scholars Program with a reunion attended by ISP alumni from a range of classes, faculty fellows who had served as their mentors and advisers, and current International Scholars.
There was plenty of time for reconnecting at social events, including a picnic and tailgate, but also some time for reflection about the value of the program.
On Friday, three ISP alumni took part in the panel, “From Campus to Career: Kellogg International Scholars Then and Now.”