Global Scholars Program
The Global Scholars Program is a four-year course of study examining different regions of the world, global leaders, pertinent issues, and politics. Students engage in relevant discussions and develop critical-thinking skills. Students in Global Scholars learn foundational knowledge about the world, global issues, and international relations. Students in Global Scholars 2/3 study in-depth pressing global issues. During the 2012/2013 academic year, students will study and/or develop policy positions on the Middle East after the Arab Spring, Iranian film, transborder crime in Mexico/US, the state of the oceans, the rise of Indonesia, and cybersecurity. Rising seniors choose one of five capstone courses: International Relations, Art History, Economic Policy, Contemporary American Politics and Society, or Law and Government. At the end of the senior year, Global Scholars must present and defend a thesis paper to a panel of faculty members. Graduating Global Scholars must also have had a purposeful international experience, passed a comprehensive geography exam, and completed four years of an Upper School world language.
Rising freshman must decide to enter the program by the end of their eighth-grade year since students completing the program will be designated Global Scholars on their transcript.