Madeline Smith
Program Coordinator
India

Madeline has been passionate about global programming and cross-cultural exchange since her own study abroad experience in Copenhagen, Denmark during her junior year at Wheaton College. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, she returned to Denmark to work for the same study abroad program, DIS Abroad, where her responsibilities included planning and leading course-embedded study tours to Belgium, Germany and Kosovo. Following her return to the United States, Madeline continued to work with both inbound international exchange students and outbound study abroad students at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and earned a Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University in 2017. Most recently before joining MIT-India, Madeline led and managed all aspects of Babson College's BRIC: The Cornerstone of the New Global Economy, a comparative study abroad program that travels to Russia, China and India in a semester.

While in India, Madeline spent time in New Delhi, Agra and Varanasi, where she enjoyed learning about the history and religious diversity of the country, at sites such as the Taj Mahal and the Ghats along the Ganges River. She also facilitated lessons about gender, poverty and privilege as a part of the course “Encounters with the BRIC: Comparative Analysis in Cross-Cultural Contexts,” which she taught throughout the BRIC program. In her role as Program Coordinator for the MIT-India program, she is eager to advise and encourage students to embrace new learning opportunities and make the most of their MIT-India experience.