The University Global Scholars Program

Distinguish Yourself—On Campus, Abroad, in the Job Market

The Global Scholars program provides Western New England University students with the opportunity distinguish themselves by developing an understanding of another region or nation outside of the United States through university coursework and international study experiences. While the structure of each Global Scholars program is determined and overseen by the College in which the student is enrolled, all Global Scholars programs include the following core elements:

  • Introductory experience or course
  • International study abroad
  • Courses in international issues, area studies, or foreign languages

To earn recognition as a University Global Scholar, candidates are asked to reflect on these core elements in connection with a capstone experience, project, or course. The reflection may take many forms, including (but not limited to) a presentation, portfolio, reflection paper, research or policy paper, journal, creative writing, or other artistic product. 

In addition to any College-specific requirements, capstone reflections should address the following questions:

  • How has completion of the Global Scholars elements required by your College contributed to your learning in a specific area of study (i.e. your major and/or minor)?   
  • How has completion of the Global Scholars elements requirements by your College shaped your understanding of region(s) or nation(s) outside of the United States?

Each student’s College Coordinator of University Global Scholars will review the answers to these questions to determine whether they satisfy the reflection element of the capstone requirement.   

For more information, please contact the specific Global Scholars Coordinator for your College:


Pictured (L to R) Dr. Jeanie M. Forray, professor of 
Management and coordinator of the College of 
Business Global Scholars program, the University's first
ever Global Scholar Matthew Brigante '14 
and Julie Siciliano, dean of the College of Business.


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