Global Scholars Program
The Global Scholars Program is for students who understand that we are citizens of the world and that the world and diverse cultures have a variety of lessons to teach us. It offers motivated students in ALL academic disciplines experiences to expand their global perspective through unique and dynamic intercultural learning opportunities.
Global Scholars are encouraged to broaden their global perspective and understanding through study, volunteering, and/or interning abroad. Students should also gain proficiency in another language and conduct research with an international and intercultural focus. However, this focus extends outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged to partake in intercultural experiences in the Washington D.C. region and to take advantage of Marymount’s location to build a network of globally-minded peers and professionals.
In addition to the university’s general admissions requirements, the admission process for the Global Scholars Program includes:
Please refer to the application for deadlines and more specific admission information.
Once they are admitted to the program, Global Scholars must maintain a 3.0 GPA while also completing the following four distinct globally-themed components.
Current Global Scholars
Noemi Cerritos Gatto
Class of 2022
My name is Noemi Cerritos Gatto. I am a psychology major and part of Class of 2022. I am not from any specific place because I grew up as a military child moving around from place to place. I want to be a Global Scholar because I am interested in learning about the world and traveling. I am most excited about the travel abroad opportunities programs that are offered. I am most excited about the different cultures and languages.
Major: Criminal Justice
Class of 2019
My name is Stephanie Downing, and I am from the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i. I am a senior majoring in criminal justice, and would eventually like to pursue a career in international security following graduation. I was intrigued by the Global Scholars program after studying abroad in Japan and India in high school. I lived with host families in both countries and was amazed by the experiences and cultural connections that I made while abroad. My host families and I still communicate to this day, which showcases how invaluable these experiences are. As a Global Scholar, I am eager to learn about critical world issues through different cultural lenses. By the end of the program, I hope to add a global component to my education at Marymount and have a broader perspective of the world.
Major: Psychology & Criminal Justice
Class of 2022
Hi! My name is Molly Dugdale and I'm from Brooklyn, NY and I am a member of the class of 2022. My majors are Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Psychology. What made me want to be a global scholar is my interest in how people's cultures and societies influence their behavior and personalities. I am most excited for all of the study abroad opportunities.
Major: Political Science
Class of 2020
My name is Oezge (Ozzie) and I am a Political Science major in the class of 2020 at Marymount University. As an international student from Germany, I have always been interested in learning more about different people, cultures, and countries. The reason why I wanted to be a Global Scholar is because of my desire to broaden my understanding of global issues by engaging in rigorous research and intellectual discussions, as well as acquiring competencies needed to tackle the global challenges of the 21st century.
Class of 2022
My name is Jacob Ray. I am a first year business major in the class of 2022. I am from Kensington, Maryland. I chose to be a global scholar because of how important it is to see the world through a broader scope, considering all aspects of human society. I hope these courses help me to become more effective at analyzing global issues and in widening my perspective and knowledge about global phenomena.
Class of 2019
My name is Katherine Sanchez and I grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia. I am a senior Biology Major with a Quantitative Science Minor. I entered the Global Scholars program right before my spring semester in Melbourne, Australia during my sophomore year. I did not know then but that would spark a serious case of the "travel bug" which can only be cured by many many flights. During my semester abroad I met wonderful friends who lived all over Europe and I never thought I would have traveled as much as I have today. With each country I visit, I am always reminded of how much more similar we are than different. This program is especially exciting because it gives me the chance to interact with other students and faculty that also appreciate the importance of global-consciousness.
For more information about the Global Scholars Program, please contact the Academic Director of the program, Dr. Delario Lindsey or the Director of the Center for Global Education, Victor Betancourt.
Academic Director of the Global Scholars
Academic Director, Global Scholars Program
Dr. Delario Lindsey joined the Global Scholars Program and the Department of Sociology in the fall of 2017. Before coming to Marymount, Dr. Lindsey served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Bethune-Cookman University. He was also an Assistant Professor and the social science point-person in the interdisciplinary Africana-World-Studies Program at William Paterson University. Dr. Lindsey has presented at several international conferences and has undertaken research trips to the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of South Africa to study local forms of urban inequality and community engagement.
Dr. Lindsey’s commitment to Global Education and the Global Scholars program is rooted in an understanding of the profound impact meaningful engagement, with the people and the cultures of our extended global community, can have on an individual’s sense of self and their sense of purpose.
Inquiry-Guided Research (3 Credits)
Global Learning Experiences