Global Scholars

Congratulations to Virginia Wesleyan's Global Scholars graduatesIn 2012, Virginia Wesleyan launched its Global Scholars Program (GSP). The GSP is made possible by a gift from an anonymous donor who wishes to expand study abroad by funding a semester of foreign study immersion to students to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons. 

The GSP is a competitive program that supports semester study abroad  during the fall and spring semesters. It is open to all Virginia Wesleyan students in all majors. To date, the GSP has funded 65 students. During the 2017-18 academic year, 15 students have been selected as our Global Scholars.

Global Scholars may study in a wide array of countries. Past Global Scholars have studied in Tanzania, Argentina, the Czech Republic, Jordan, India, Spain, Poland, Turks and Caicos, South Korea, Chile, Cuba, and many other countries. To learn more about our Global Scholars’ adventures, follow their blogs.

Qualifications for the Global Scholars Program:

  • Enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • At the time of application, students must have earned between 45 and 85 credits

For more information on Virginia Wesleyan’s GSP, consult with the Lighthouse’s Study Away Director, Ms. Mandy Reinig (areinig@vwu.edu). You may make an appointment with her using our online scheduler or come to her Study Away Open Advising hours (Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 and Thursdays, 9:30-11:00).

Semester abroad Global Scholars applications for fall 2018 are due on
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

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For more information on Virginia Wesleyan’s GSP, consult with the Lighthouse’s Study Away Program Director, Ms. Mandy Reinig (areinig@vwu.edu). You may make an appointment with her using our online scheduler or come to her Study Away Open Advising hours (Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m.).