"It has been an enriching experience, especially the team taught course in our first year. I have traveled to Turkey, the UAE, and Thailand. I speak Urdu as a first language. I see myself working in the non-profit sector!"
Each year, the Thomas W. Palmer '69 and Susan Palmer Global Scholars Program admits a small number of high-achieving first-year students who are passionate about global issues. For this competitive program we seek students who are eager to immerse themselves in interdisciplinary coursework and embrace international perspectives, regardless of their chosen academic majors.
Benefits of Being a Global Scholar
- You'll become a member a small group of like-minded OWU students interested in the world and global issues.
- As a Global Scholar, you receive $4000 to apply to an international experience after completing the GS requirements for years 1 & 2 (see "four-year pathway" below).
- Upon graduation and completion of all GS requirements, your transcript will reflect your Global Scholars' designation.
Apply to the Global Scholars Program
If you are interested in being considered for the Global Scholars Program, please complete the application by March 1, 2021.
Global Scholar Four-Year Pathway
Click here to learn more about what the Global Scholar experience includes.
Students who successfully complete all of the requirements of the Global Studies Institute will graduate with a Global Studies Institute certificate, so denoted on their transcripts.
"I learned about the program through college tours, and I plan to study abroad in either England or France. I know some German. I have been to Ireland, Wales, and England. I would love to travel to Rome one day and Reccopolis in Spain. After OWU I hope to go to graduate school to get a Doctorate in Medieval History."
"I hope to graduate with a double degree in international business and East Asian studies! As soon as I graduate, I’d like to move abroad and teach English if I don’t immediately get into the workforce, or get my masters somewhere in Asia!"
"As a Spanish major, I was lucky enough to be a part of the Salamanca program last fall. Through this program, I lived in Spain with five other girls for the semester and was able to travel throughout Europe and Northern Africa. While I am not sure exactly what career I want to pursue after graduation, I want to work in a field that would allow me to keep traveling. My goal is to visit Asia next."
"I plan on spending the next academic year 2020-21 at the London School of Economics. There are several important recent events about which I would like to learn more - such as Brexit. London also boasts the London Stock Exchange, a financial institution rivaling the New York Stock Exchange. I see myself in global supply chain management or financial advising."
"After graduation, I will take a gap year, hopefully through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant. Then, I plan to go to grad school."
"My first time out of the country was a two month Rotary exchange to Jundiai, Brazil, where I learned Portuguese and fell in love with Latin America. I committed to OWU when I realized that I could live close to home and still see the world, thanks both to the Global Scholars program and all the encouragement to study abroad."
"After graduation, I plan to attend medical school. I would love to become a pediatrician."
"I plan to study abroad in Antananarivo, Madagascar in the Spring of 2021. This location will allow me to interact hands-on in the field of environmental science, while also being fully integrated in the French language. I hope this experience will give me a better idea of how to combine my two majors in the work field after I graduate."
"After graduation, I plan to take a gap year either to travel or do van life or work as a bike guide in Europe/United States. After my gap year, I plan to go to graduate school to either get my JD or PhD/MA in Psychology to pursue a career in law, non-profit, or as a psychologist."
"After graduation, I plan to go on to graduate school for a Master in Public Health. After school, I plan to work as an environmental epidemiologist."
"I plan to pursue a career as a wildlife veterinarian and travel around the world to help conserve endangered animal species, while also doing missionary work."
"After graduation, I hope to become an editor at a publishing company."