Distinguished Programs

Global Scholars Program

Start a Pathway in a Global Career

Students who participate in the Saint Joseph Academy Scholars Program will be prepared to thrive as inventive collaborators and agents of change for our global community. Participants will develop cross-cultural knowledge and communications skills and excel at thinking critically about global change. This is accomplished through the attainment of a deep understanding of the interconnected and interdependent nature of the world and the importance of establishing personal connections. Rigorous study begins in the classroom but extends into real-life experience through meaningful experiential and service-learning, as well as cultural immersion experiences. Students in this program will gain real-world experiences that build on intercultural lessons explored in and outside the classroom. This engaging way of study helps students determine global career interests to pursue in college.  

Program Milestones

List of 7 items.

  • Academic

    Includes four semesters of a World Language, a Global Scholars Independent Study course with the incorporation of an online portfolio and at least one additional globally-minded elective course.
  • Cultural Immersion

    Invites students to participate in cultural experiences in the United States and abroad.
  • Service Learning

    Fosters empathy, responsibility and self-confidence and encourages students to actively create inclusive environments.
  • Community/Global Events

    Promotes leadership and societal involvement as students participate in activities ranging from global dialogues, virtual immersions, conferences and renowned speaker discourses on a variety of topics.
  • Personal Exploration

    Encourages students to explore their own personal identity as it connects to our worldwide community.
  • Junior Professional Shadowing

    Broadens a student's overall perspective in a connected global setting.
  • Formation & Progress Meetings

    Contributes to fostering leadership and group identity, while also building awareness about the greater community.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Who can apply?

    Students who are interested in becoming agents for global and social change are invited to apply to the Global Scholars Program. The program accepts interested students during the second semester of their Freshman and Sophomore years. Junior students may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis.
  • How do I apply?

    The Global Scholars Program Application Process consists of three stages, including the completion of an initial application form, an interview with the Global Program Director and final notification of acceptance into the program. The Global Scholars Program begins in 10th grade and ends upon graduation in 12th grade.
  • Is there a minimum GPA requirement?

    There is no minimum GPA required for the Global Scholars Program. Since many of the Global Scholars Program opportunities occur while class is in session, students are expected to be in good academic standing in order to participate in those activities.
  • What courses are offered?

    Students who aspire to be Global Program Scholars should take the Independent Global Scholar Course, four World Language courses, a course set in a global context (as approved by the Global Program Director) and should consider the recommended elective courses.
  • Is there a faith component?

    Yes. Through the charism of Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph, the program prepares young women to live the Gospel through prayer, reflection and service to the “dear neighbor.” Service-learning is an intentional, reflective process that develops empathy and compassion.
  • What is experiential learning?

    Experiential learning involves learning environments that extend beyond the classroom and provide students with authentic experiences in preparation for global competency. Each student will develop her capacity to serve others with empathy, knowledge, compassion and skill through reflective engagement in immersive learning, shadowing, external classes, field trips, cultural immersion, personal exploration and service-learning.
  • Who do I contact for more information?

    Contact Global Program Director Ms. Rebecca Levis at

Ms. Rebecca Levis

You are invited to explore the Global Scholars Program at Saint Joseph Academy! This program is designed for students to experience global disciplines in an integrated, engaging way. Learn the prerequisite skills and gain the confidence necessary to become a highly successful professional whether you choose to study in college, pursue international business, law, entrepreneurship or government. Participants in this program learn to appreciate the interconnectedness of a global society, regardless of where their future career path takes them. Please feel free to contact the Global Program Director Ms. Rebecca Levis at

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