Global Scholars Program

The Global Scholars Program offers an academic pathway that brings international and diverse perspectives to whatever you plan to study. 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. The Global Scholars pathway complements any major and prepares you for a career working with diverse people at home or around the world.  

Incoming First-Year Students     

Current or Transfer Students

NEW! 2024/25: Fall 2024 First-Year Seminar + Study Abroad January 2025 in Costa Rica

Student crossing a suspension bridge in the cloud forest of Costa Rica

Experience Culture First-Hand | Travel is Safe and Affordable | Global Scholars is for You

The Global Scholars First-Year Seminar and January travel class offer a unique opportunity to study abroad as a first-year student. Learn about the intersection of ecology and culture in Costa Rica on campus in the fall. Then travel to Costa Rica together in January to immerse yourself in a culture known for its environmental consciousness, epic biodiversity and pura vida (“pure life”) way of living

Learn More

Apply now for the Global Scholars First Year Seminar and Global Explorations January travel course. Only 20 spots are available. An advisor will contact you about next steps. Submitting the application does not commit you to the program. 

Reserve Your Spot

Contact Us

Jann Purdy | Chair of International Studies, Professor of French
Carnegie 101-B | 503-352-1564 |

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

Melissa Vieira | Global Scholars Advisor, Academic and Career Advising Center
Chapman Hall 201 | 503-352-3126 |