World Languages: 4.0 Credits Independent Global Scholar Course (Senior year): 0.5 Credit Independent Global Scholars Course: 0.5 credit
During their senior year, students will take Becoming a Global Leader or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 course
Students will take at least one global complementary course such as: Women Leading in the 21st Century, Statistics, Environmental Science, Facing History: Identity and Membership in American Society, Comparative Politics.
The online portfolio links student experiences and provides context for learning. Each year in the program, students will curate an electronic portfolio that documents and illustrates their work, growth and development as they accomplish program requirements.
Formal Capstone Project
At the end of their senior year, students will present their research, photographs and reflections, as well as growth and future plans to a panel of industry professionals and academic administration for third-party validation.
Through their participation in meaningful and authentic experiences in the United States and abroad, Global Scholars will cultivate their abilities to be responsible, tolerant and compassionate citizens. As they engage interculturally through an immersive learning or hosting experience, students become more cognizant of global issues, cultural norms and the importance of establishing personal connections to others within their communities and around the world. This focus on a more holistic approach to learning helps to solidify the globally-minded perspective that the program aims for.
Service-learning is rooted in intentionality, a process that develops empathy, responsibility and self-confidence. This milestone emphasizes equal worth, sensitivity, dignity and working to create inclusive environments.
Participation in 8 events by the end of the first semester of their senior year.
Participants will be positive leaders through their words and actions as they seek to increase concern and involvement in the communities in which they live. This is accomplished by attending events or serving as social or political activists who choose to fulfill this milestone via a school leadership role.
Students will explore their own personal identity as it connects to our global society. Program participants through reading or listening materials and then write a reflection that will be incorporated into their portfolios.
Participants will select their Junior Professional Shadowing experience in an opportunity/organization that directly connects with the idea of being globally-minded.
During this three-day program, each student explores her potential career choice with a professional at a company or organization. The hands-on experience helps each student determine if that career is still of interest (or not) as she starts to narrow her college preferences.
Group identity is fundamental to one’s own personal identity. For this reason, Global Scholars attend monthly cohort meetings in which they gather as a group to explore global issues, create school-wide initiatives and continue to develop together as contributors to the greater global context. In addition, students meet individually with the Global Program Director one to two times per semester to monitor their progress toward each of the Global Scholars Milestones.
Individuals who are interested in becoming agents for global and social change are invited to apply to the Global Scholars Program. The Global Scholars 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.
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 a final notification of acceptance into the program.
There is no minimum GPA required for the Global Program or 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.
Students who aspire to be a Global Program Scholar should take the Independent Global Scholar Course, four World Language courses and a course set in global context (as approved by the Global Program Director), as well as the recommended elective courses.
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.
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.