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!
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 will travel as a group to a location abroad.
Recently, students have traveled to Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea, where they attended the Korean Studies Summer Program for three weeks, scheduled from mid-June to early July. While at Hannam University, the Global Scholars enjoyed 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 will strive to keep the trip fee for each Global Scholar at no more than $2000. Participants also receive credit hours toward their degree at Schreiner University as part of the program.
To be considered for the Global Scholars Living and Learning Community, a student must first be admitted to Schreiner University.
Once you have been admitted to Schreiner University, you will have access to the online application through your Schreiner One account under the Learning Communities tab.
The Coordinator of the Global Scholars and the Advisory Committee will review completed applications in the order they are received. Applicants, based on their completed application, who seem to be a good fit with the community will be invited to participate.