The Global Scholars Living and Learning Community is ideal for first-year students who want to become world citizens in our increasingly globalized society. Open to students from any major, this selective program intends to provide its students with a broadened worldview through special courses, cultural events, and international travel.
Since this program only accepts ten to twelve students, the Global Scholars enjoy a close-knit community. All Global Scholars live together in Schreiner’s recently renovated Delaney Hall and each student has a fellow Global Scholar as a roommate. This community even has its own lounge/study room in Delaney!
To help foster student success, the Global Scholars’ coordinator, Caroline Zeiher, serves as their academic advisor during their freshmen year and as their mentor and advocate throughout the rest of their time at Schreiner University. During their freshmen year participants take one course together each semester: Freshmen Studies in the Fall and The Cold War in the Spring. Both classes fulfill general education requirements and are taught in the Global Scholar’s study room in Delaney by the program’s coordinator.
As part of the Global Scholars, students will engage in a variety of activities both on and off campus. These range from small events, like international film, food, and game nights, to hosting celebrations of world cultures for the entire campus. Past events have highlighted Italy, China, Turkey, Kenya, Russia, and India, to name a few.
The summer after their freshmen year, the Global Scholars travel to Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea. There they will attend the Korean Studies Summer Program for three weeks, scheduled from mid-June to early July.
While at Hannam University, the Global Scholars enjoy classes on Korean language, society, history, economy, culture, and more. Unique field trips to Seoul and other cultural locations occur every few days. Highlights of these trips include visits to Gyeongbokgung Palace (built in 1395), the DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone), and Jeonju’s restored historical village where students learn traditional Korean cooking, drumming, and pottery. Other activities include K-Pop and Taekwondo lessons, norebang nights (karaoke), a Hanwa Eagles baseball game, and a trip to Korea’s famous mud beach.
Schreiner University and Hannam University, as sister schools, partner to support this program and keep student costs low. The trip fee for each Global Scholar will be no more than $2000. This includes airfare, transportation in Korea, program tuition, and housing. Participants also receive three credit hours toward their degree at Schreiner University.
How to Become a Global Scholar:
Once you have been admitted to Schreiner University, you will have access to the online application through Schreiner One. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
Candidates will be informed of their finalist status within one week of their application and finalists are invited to participate in a phone interview. Applicants who are not accepted will have the opportunity to apply to another Learning Community.
Please note that students may not participate simultaneously in both the Global Scholars and Honors Program Living and Learning Communities. Many Global Scholars join Schreiner’s Honors Program beginning their sophomore year.
Please contact Caroline Zeiher, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs and Changing Global Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (830) 792-7358.