What We Expect
Scholars are expected to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and remain active in the Global Scholars Program, meeting the minimum attendance requirements. All college academic and other policies and requirements apply to Scholars. All Scholars are expected to participate in some unpaid projects as selected by the Executive Director of the Global Scholars Program. These projects will be valuable as networking tools and provide enrichment to studentsâ€™ global perspective.
All Global Scholars are expected to do the following:
- Earn at least 10 Global Scholars Points per semester by engaging international learning opportunities
- Attend designated Global Scholars events, which could include dinners, lectures, field trips and other activities specifically designed to explore issues of interest with regard to international learning
- Perform volunteer activities designated as give-backs to the program. Each scholar will individually agree on activities with the Global Scholars Program leadership team. Activities could include representing the program at college or partner events, creating publicity material or presentations and performing other activities related to an individualâ€™s international interest.
- Complete two internships with international focus, either for academic credit (through a department that offers internships) or not for credit. These internships will meet the Collegeâ€™s general requirements for internships and be approved by the Global Scholars Program leadership and the Collegeâ€™s Internship Director.
- Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Complete an International Learning Option project in at least three classes of their choice that reflect on their interest in the global community. These projects require approval by faculty and Global Scholars leadership. Students participating in the Oxford Honors Program have the option to substitute their Tutorial for one International Learning Option project.
International Learning Option Projects
Scholars are expected to complete an International Learning Option project in at least three academic classes. Students will choose which classes they will complete these projects in, and projects need to reflect on their interest in expanding their global knowledge.
These projects require approval by and guidance from faculty as well as the Global Scholar Leadership Team. Our goal is to help students add an international component to their discipline and encourage them to think about how their field of study relates to their career ambitions. Global Scholars will also be encouraged to join organizations related to their major and as well as international and professional organizations related to their intended career field.
If you have questions regarding the Learning Option projects, please contact Patrick Barker or 502-863-8002.
Global Scholars Program Points
Global Scholars Points are opportunities for Scholars to engage international interests that are unique to them on their own time. Points are given for activities such as hosting international guests, attending lectures and seminars on and off-campus, touring international companies and organizations (not already on GSP schedule as required events), conducting informational interviews with international business professionals or someone from a foreign country, going to international art exhibits and festivals, foreign films and other activities that help the Scholar better understand global issues surrounding his or her personal interests.
Scholars will receive 1 point per opportunity when they submit a reflection on the international experience using the GSP Point Credit Form. Ten points are required by the end of each Scholar’s first year in the program.