Global Scholars Program

Global Scholars— Make a World of Difference.  

Starting your first semester at Pacific, the Global Scholars Program prepares you to find your place in the world and to serve the global community.

Whether you plan to study biology, exercise science, psychology, or international studies, the Global Scholars Program allows you bring an international and diverse focus to any major.

First Year Seminar and Study Abroad. As a first-year student you will take a course during the fall semester focused on an international topic, and will travel abroad during the winter term with your Global Scholar classmates and faculty to learn firsthand about the topic.

International and Diverse Perspectives Core.  From that foundation, you may expand your global and cultural learning with an internationally focused set of core courses.  Complete your general education requirements with courses that are also focused on international or diverse perspectives.

Work or Study Abroad.   Put your language and intercultural skills to work through an internship or study abroad experience.  Participate in one of our many study abroad opportunities or work with your academic and career advisor to find an internationally focused internship.

Who are Global Scholars?

Global Scholars believe that there is strength in diversity. We learn to communicate effectively and appropriately across difference.

Global Scholars are curious and open, empathetic and compassionate. We are willing to make mistakes and learn from them.

Global Scholars come from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We join the journey of intercultural development through learned and lived experience.

Global Scholars are a work in progress. We understand that intercultural competence develops over time and with practice.

Become a Global Scholar

2020-21 Global Scholars First Year Cohort Apply to be part of the 2020 Global Scholars First Year Cohort.  This year we will learn about our own cultures and values through an examination of the cultures and values of our closest neighbor, Canada.  During the January term we will travel together to explore to French-speaking Canada, visiting Montreal, Quebec, as well as Quebec City, a UNESCO world heritage site.  Upper division French majors will serve as peer mentors and accompany us on our travels.

Airfare from Portland, shared-occupancy rooms, breakfast, ground transportation, and group activity fees are included at no extra cost to students. Students will be responsible for personal expenses for some meals, free-time activities, souvenirs, and passports.  Pacific University faculty will provide support to students before, during, and after their study abroad experience to ensure .

We especially encourage students who speak a language other than English, or come from diverse ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds to apply.  No prior international experience is required to participate.  The Global Scholars Program values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

All students are welcomed and encouraged to apply.


Contact Us

Erica Andree | Director Center for Languages and International Collaboration
CLIC Scott 100 | 503-352-1607 |