About Us

Want to change the world?  First start by understanding it.

Who We Are

The Global Scholars Program draws students who have an enthusiastic desire to augment their academic study by merging it with global experiences, thus developing their ability to meet the present opportunities and future challenges of the global community.

The program provides a platform for growth beginning in the students’ first year and prepares them to find their place in the global society.

Upon graduation, Global Scholars will have participated in four years of programming and activities that will give them exposure to different cultures and help them become leaders in our global community.

Global Scholars Virginia Hurst (L) and Mary Violet Woosley (R) celebrate the Indian festival of Holi in the Quad.


To enhance the learning experience for students with an interest in expanding their global perspective


The Global Scholars Program at Georgetown College provides a fusion of a first-class liberal arts education with global learning opportunities customized to the scholar’s area of study.


  • To provide students with a first-class liberal arts education
  • To bring an interest for global studies into a broad-based scholarly context
  • To enhance students’ undergraduate preparation for a career of their choice with the training in international cultures, religions, customs and attitudes
  • To expand students’ understanding of past and present relationships among countries so that we may know where they are headed in the future

Program Partners

The program is enhanced by a relationship with the Kentucky World Trade Center and additionally strengthened by an academic partnership with the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, a graduate program that builds global careers for its students. Our partnership with the Patterson School ensures that Global Scholars are invited to participate in Patterson programs such as lectures by distinguished international figures.

© 2014 Georgetown College • 400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324 • 1-800-788-9985

Georgetown College admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.