The World Reflected at The Woods project demonstrates the ongoing internationalization of The Woods since its French founder, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, and her companions first arrived in 1840. This project highlights The Woods from a global perspective.

Self-Guided Tour

The World Reflected at The Woods Self-Guided Tour shares and educates highlights of the global connections throughout The Woods for both the on-campus and virtual Woods community. Visit various locations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Sisters of Providence as each stop on the tour is titled using the building/grounds then the description highlights the people, architecture, cultural expression/global art, and more that is available in various spaces within the buildings/grounds. The World Reflected at The Woods Tour highlights only some of the many global components of The Woods and it is evolving. The following map will take you to the website for the tour or you can download the PocketSights app here.


When visiting Rooney Library during the Self-Guided Tour you are welcome to visit The World Reflected at The Woods Exhibit located in the lobby of the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Archives (lower level). The exhibit, that will be on display through the end of December 2022, includes items that highlight global connections of the world at The Woods such as the original daguerreotype (photograph) of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin who journeyed from France to establish The Woods, samples of marble that can be found in various locations throughout The Woods from Africa and Europe, and The Woodsies of the World map that highlights more than 70 countries that alums of The Woods represent.

Also, learn more about The Woods appreciation for global music here.


The World Reflected at The Woods project is led by Kimberly LaComba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Global Leadership at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with contributions from Ph.D. in Global Leadership doctoral students Karen Dyer, Marianna Foulkrod, Kristen Merchant, and Emilee Roberts. Gratitude is extended to SMWC, notably Alice Quinlan, and the Sisters of Providence, especially, Sister Jan Craven, Sister Janet Gilligan, and Sister Marie Grace Molloy, for their historical and archives expertise about The Woods. Most of all, thank you for joining us to learn about The Woods through a global lens.