The Global Scholars Living and Learning Community is ideal for first-year students who are interested in international travel and culture and want to become world citizens in our increasingly globalized society. Open to students from any major, this selective program provides its students with a broadened worldview through special courses, cultural events, and international travel.

The Global Scholars enjoy a close-knit community. Global Scholars live together in Schreiner’s recently built Baldwin Hall and each student has a fellow Global Scholar as a roommate. This community even has its own lounge/study room!

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, Ireland, 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. Most recently, students traveled to Romania in Eastern Europe on a trip centered on Vlad the Impaler, the “real” Dracula. They visited Bran Castle in Transylvania, the castle that inspired Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, and visited other sites linked to late Medieval history. They also made visits to Constanța along the coast of the Black Sea, learning about the ancient Greeks & Romans. During their visit, they took many tours along the way, including a culinary tour of Romanian food in the capital of Bucharest and days devoted to the World Wars and the history of Communism.

Previously, students have traveled to Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea, where they attended the Korean Studies Summer Program for three weeks. 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 provides Global Scholars a scholarship to reduce the cost of the study abroad trip. This funding allows students to pursue study abroad at a lower cost than standard study abroad programs on campus. Participants also receive credit hours toward their degree at Schreiner University as part of the program.

Application Instructions:

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.

Next Steps:

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.


Cude, Michael

Michael Cude
Michael Cude, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
HIST 1301 (pre-Civil War US history)
HIST 1302 (post-Civil War US history)
HIST 1350 (World Civ to 1600)
HIST 1351 (World Civ since 1600)
HIST 2303 (Texas History)
HIST 2350 (Intro to Historical Methods)
HIST 3319 (Europe, Ancient to Medieval)
HIST 3327 (Modern Eastern Europe)
HIST 3328 (Modern Western Europe)
HIST 3331 (Europe in the World Wars)
HIST 3341 (Readings in Immigration History)
HIST 4360 (Discourses/Senior capstone course)
HIST 4399 (Senior thesis)

Teaching and Research Fields

  • Modern Europe
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Immigration History
  • Diplomatic History


  • “Wilsonian National Self-determination and the Slovak Question during the Founding of Czechoslovakia, 1918-1921,” Diplomatic History (2016) 40, 1: 155-180
  • “The Imagined Exiles: Slovak-Americans and the Slovak Question during the First Czechoslovak Republic,” in From Exsilium to Exile: Coercion in Migration, Studia Historica Gedanensia, vol. 5, ed. Anna Mazurkiewicz (Gdansk, Poland: University of Gdansk History Institute, 2014), 287-305


  • Ph.D., History, University of Colorado at Boulder, Dec 2013
    Dissertation: “Transatlantic Perspectives on the Slovak Question, 1914-1948”
  • M.A., History, University of Liverpool, UK, 2007
  • B.A., International Relations, Texas State University, 2006

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Schreiner University, History Department, Kerrville, Tx, Aug 2016 – Present
  • Lecturer, University of the Incarnate Word, History Department, San Antonio, TX
  • Visiting Instructor, Fort Lewis College, History Department, Durango, CO
  • Graduate Instructor, University of Colorado at Boulder, History Department