Global Scholars Program
What it Is:
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.
What it Covers:
Students in Global Scholars 2/3 study in-depth pressing global issues. During the 2013/2014 academic year, students will study and/or develop policy positions on Ai Weiwei and political criticism in China, Myanmar (Burma) and Southeast Asia, NATO, foreign aid to Haiti, humanitarian intervention, and threat assessment. Rising seniors choose one of five capstone courses: International Relations, Art History, Economic Policy, Contemporary American Politics and Society, World Literature, 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 the same Upper School world language.
Joining The Global Scholars Program:
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.