The Purchase College Global Scholars Program is a four-year co-curricular program designed to bring together like-minded students from across academic areas to develop skills in intercultural communication and create a forum for globally focused, interdisciplinary collaboration.

Students accepted to Purchase College are invited to apply to become Global Scholars; applications are then reviewed by committee and recommended to the Dean for Global Strategy for admission into the program. Upon achieving designated academic benchmarks for success, Global Scholars are awarded a $4,000 scholarship to study abroad on the Purchase College winter, summer, or semester-long program of their choice.

In addition to their monetary award, students receive customized advising throughout their time at Purchase to connect them with opportunities related to global learning, international internships, and post-graduation global career pathways; invitations to participate in a number of off-campus opportunities in New York City and/or Washington D.C. to visit organizations and people working in international fields; and opportunities to participate and collaborate in on-campus events, such as master classes and workshops during Purchase’s annual global festival, as well as seminars, talks and other events related to global topics.

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