Global Scholars Program
Photo caption: Global Scholars visit Ambassador Edmunds of Saint Lucia at the Embassy of Saint Lucia in Washington D.C. in November of 2018.
The Global Scholars Program is for students who understand that we are citizens of the world and that the world and diverse cultures have a variety of lessons to teach us. It offers motivated students in ALL academic disciplines experiences to expand their global perspective through unique and dynamic intercultural learning opportunities.
- Develop Marymount’s core global competencies through curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning opportunities
- Broaden your global perspective and understanding through study, volunteering, and/or interning abroad
- Gain proficiency in another language and conduct research with an international or intercultural focus
- Partake in unique intercultural experiences in Washington D.C.
- Build a network of globally-minded peers and professionals
- Develop an understanding of worldwide social justice issues
In addition to the university’s general admissions requirements, the admission process for the Global Scholars Program includes:
- A Global Scholars online application
- An essay answering prompt on application (500 words)
Please refer to the application for deadlines and more specific admission information.
The Global Scholars Program has four distinct components: coursework, research, experiential and service-learning activities, and co-curricular engagement. Once they are admitted to the program, Global Scholars must also maintain a 3.0 GPA while completing the following five distinct globally-themed components.
Coursework (13 credits)
Global Scholars must complete the following course requirements:
Four 1-credit colloquium courses (4 credits)
- GSP 201 The Intercultural Leader
- GSP 202 From Local Activism to Global Impact
- GSP 203 The Global City
- GSP 204 Global Scholar Capstone Seminar
In addition to these colloquium courses, Global Scholars must complete three upper-level courses (9 credits) that meet the university Global Perspective requirement or are otherwise approved by the Global Scholars Academic Director.
Global Scholars must show a level of skill in a non-native modern language equivalent to successful completion of a second-semester, college-level language course. Students can meet this requirement in one of the following ways:
- Complete six credits of college-level foreign language coursework at the elementary level, which may include courses combining language and culture, or complete three credits of college-level foreign language coursework at the intermediate level. AP, IB, and CLEP equivalencies are accepted.
- Receive a waiver from the Global Scholars Program director. Waivers will be granted when a student can demonstrate knowledge of a language equivalent to two semesters of college-level work, typically in a proctored exam.
Inquiry-Guided Research (3 Credits)
Experiential & Service-Learning
Global Scholars are required to enhance coursework and inquiry through participation in any two of the following experiential and/ or service-learning opportunities:
Beyond curricular requirements, it is also expected that Global Scholars engage with the university community and local community through participation in various co-curricular activities. Co-curricular opportunities will be identified by the Center for Global Engagement, and students will be asked to log participation in at least two co-curricular activities per semester. Participation in these activities will be noted on students’ co-curricular transcripts.