Tower Hill’s Global Scholar Certificate Program provides Upper School students with opportunities to explore global dynamics, leadership, and cultural growth. Participating students complete academic coursework related to global inquiry, educational travel, extra-curricular enrichment, and service with a global focus. Seniors in the program produce a research portfolio related to a global issue of personal interest.
In addition to the academic requirements, students:
· Participate in an independent study or enrichment opportunity, such as Model United Nations
· Contribute to a service learning project or organization, such as tutoring in a foreign language, volunteering where language skills are a necessary component of the task, or volunteering with an organization that is global in nature; and
· Participate in an international exchange or travel experience sponsored by Tower Hill, with most recent offerings to Peru, Italy, Australia, Scotland, and France
Throughout their senior year, students complete a culminating portfolio focusing on a sustainable solution to a global development challenge that includes research, self-reflection, and an oral presentation. The director of global initiatives, the global studies coordinator, and a panel of faculty and staff evaluate each portfolio.
Participating students receive a global scholar certificate and a notation on their transcripts. To apply, students must be interviewed and explain why they are interested in the program, what they hope to learn and what in their opinion makes a person a global citizen. Interested students should contact Mr. Rapp, director of global initiatives, or Ms. Hall, global studies coordinator, for more information.
“Global scholars are an integral component to Tower Hill’s rich tradition of ‘many things done well.’ This experiential learning program goes well beyond the traditional academic curriculum by fostering interdisciplinary discussions, cross-cultural experiences, and community engagement opportunities, which are part and parcel to Tower Hill’s strategic focus on both Wilmington and the world.”
—Director of Global Initiatives Maurice Rapp