Eisenhower Institute Opens Applications for Fall and Full-Year Programs

By Laken Franchetti, Editor-in-Chief

Applications have opened for 2024-25 fall and full-year programs with the Eisenhower Institute (EI). EI programs allow students to engage in experiential learning by participating in small group conversations with experts and peers through project-based work.

Programs are open to interested students of all majors at no cost. All applicants must attend an EI Orientation session, and students can contact ei@gettysburg.edu with any questions. Applications should be submitted by April 7.

An EI press release detailed the programs as they are seen below:

Fall 2024 Programs

2024-2025 Full-Year Programs

  • Undergraduate Fellowship (2024-25): Study the impact of climate change and its effects on the agricultural industry on a local, national, and international level. Fellows collaborate on a year-long project and promote their findings to the campus and community.
  • Fielding Fellowship (2024-25): Study the executive branch, separation of powers, constitutional law, and diplomacy. Fellows complete a Diplomacy Lab project advising the U.S. State Department on issues critical to America’s relationship with foreign governments.
  • Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times (2024-25): Under the direction of Susan Eisenhower, develop your strategic thinking and leadership skills while studying WWII case studies and connecting historic events to today’s conflicts and war in Europe.
  • Environmental Leadership (2024-25): Explore politics, power, justice, and the environment in this year-long program with Professor Howard Ernst of the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Global Focus: Oasis of the Middle East (2024-25): Immerse yourself in the crossroads of history, mosaic of cultures, and birthplace of three monotheistic religions within the Middle East, focusing on the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Building America: Transportation & Health (2024-25): Learn about how Americans travel and gain an in-depth look at how deliberate transportation policies and highway construction created the unequal world we live in today.

Applications for EI’s spring and summer 2025 programs will open in the fall.

Author: Laken Franchetti

Laken Franchetti ’24 serves as the Editor-in-Chief for The Gettysburgian. She has previously served as News Editor, Assistant News Editor and as a staff writer for the news and arts and entertainment sections. Laken is an English with a writing concentration and history double major. On-campus, she is the Editor-in-Chief for Her Campus, the Nonfiction Genre Head for The Mercury and a user services assistant at Musselman Library. Laken is also a Lincoln scholar and spent the Fall ’22 semester abroad in London and Lancaster, England. In her free time, Laken is an avid film fan and enjoys reading.

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