Global Close Scholars

To expand students' knowledge of different cultures and gain and global perspective, the Close Scholars Program includes group travel experiences. Scholars build confidence and learn the norms and mores of international travel through chaperoned and educational partner-led cultural immersion trips. While abroad, Scholars take classes at a host institution and partner with a community agency to gain volunteer hours. Scholars also reflect on their experiences via an essay, blog, vlog, or presentation to connect study abroad and service-learning experiences with broader social development and global issues. 

Take a look at some of our past Global Close Scholar Immersion experiences! 

Close Scholars horseback riding in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

11 Close Scholars and two advisors embarked on a journey to Costa Rica from May 15- 23rd, 2022.

Our travel blog
Close Scholars group photo in Greece

Greece

Greece

10 Close Scholars and one advisor journeyed to Greece from December 28th, 2022- January 5th, 2023.

Our travel blog