Global Studies Scholars

A group of Miami students hiking up mountains on a study abroad trip

High-achieving students who are interested in contemporary global issues will gain a greater understanding of world affairs in this program. It provides a greater depth of understanding to students preparing for careers in public, private, and non-governmental sectors related to international concerns. These students will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Backstage passes for interaction with guest speakers, including academics, writers, politicians, and activists whose work enhances the understanding of global and regional issues.
  • Opportunity to enroll in a Scholars-only first-year seminar that provides instruction in resume-building, interviewing, and professional networking. 
  • Guaranteed alumni mentoring and professional development from Miami faculty and alumni who work in international affairs, including the Foreign Service and international business. 
  • Opportunity for placement in mentored research training in the area of Global Studies.
  • Guaranteed placement in the Global Connections Living-Learning Community, where American and international students live in the same residence hall to encourage cross-cultural exchange. Scholars who indicate this community as their first choice for campus housing are guaranteed placement.
  • Individualized advising from Global Studies faculty to help identify study abroad opportunities.

To be considered for the Global Studies Scholars Program, you must first apply to Miami University via the Common Application and indicate interest in applying to the University Academic Scholars Program. You will then receive information regarding the UASP application process. For more information, visit the honors programs application process webpage.

For more information, contact Walt Vanderbush.