Global Studies Scholars

A group of Miami students hiking up mountains on a study abroad trip

High-achieving students who are interested in contemporary global issues will gain a greater understanding of world affairs in this program. It provides a greater depth of understanding to students preparing for careers in public, private, and non-governmental sectors related to international concerns. These students will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Backstage passes for interaction with guest speakers, including academics, writers, politicians, and activists whose work enhances the understanding of global and regional issues.
  • Opportunity to enroll in a Scholars-only first-year seminar that provides instruction in resume-building, interviewing, and professional networking. 
  • Guaranteed alumni mentoring and professional development from Miami faculty and alumni who work in international affairs, including the Foreign Service and international business. 
  • Opportunity for placement in mentored research training in the area of Global Studies.
  • Guaranteed placement in the Global Connections Living-Learning Community, where American and international students live in the same residence hall to encourage cross-cultural exchange. Scholars who indicate this community as their first choice for campus housing are guaranteed placement.
  • Individualized advising from Global Studies faculty to help identify study abroad opportunities.

To be considered for the Global Studies Scholars Program, you must select a major in the College of Arts and Science and select the following Professional/Academic Area of Interest on the Common Application: International Studies or Diplomacy and Global Affairs.

For more information, contact Walt Vanderbush.