Current Students | Global Scholars

Become a Global Scholar

Do you plan for a career working with people who come from different backgrounds or speak different languages?  Global Scholars will give you the knowledge, skills, and experience to interact more effectively with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

We invite all current and transfer students, from any major, to become Global Scholars. 

You are especially encouraged to join if you speak a second language, or come from diverse ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds. No prior international experience is required.  First-year students start with Global Scholars FYS. Current or transfer students start by enrolling in HUM 201 Global Scholars Seminar in the spring semester.  

Enroll in the spring in the HUM 201 Global Scholars Seminar (2 credits). The Global Scholars Seminar is your entry point to the Global Scholars Pathway, a new pathway that allows you to integrate international and diverse perspectives into your degree.

HUM 201 Invitation

In this exploratory seminar you will 

  • develop improved intercultural competence (with a concrete plan for future growth)
  • explore how global learning (that is, international and diverse perspectives) integrates with your major academic interests.
  • map out a 4-year academic plan to integrate the requirements of the Global Scholars pathway
  • research study abroad and internship options that work for your circumstances

Instructor permission is required to register.  Contact Erica Andree, the course instructor, at or Mike Shingle, Director of Academic and Career Advising, at to register.

Apply to the Global Scholars Program

If you are a current or transfer student, complete this application questionnaire and an advisor will contact you with more information about the Global Scholars Program. Submitting the application does not commit you to the program.

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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 |