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Global Scholars 3-Year BA Program

The Global Scholars Program is a highly selective course of study designed for outstanding entering freshmen passionate about creating meaningful change in the world. The Program allows 25 School of International Service (SIS) first-year students to enroll in a three-year B.A. program with the option of considering a four-year B.A./M.A. Through a carefully planned sequence of courses, students will:

  • take two SIS foundation courses as a cohort;
  • have the opportunity to study abroad during the summer or the academic year;
  • receive support from program faculty, staff and SIS alumni with career/internship placement; 
  • engage in community service and other activities outside of the classroom as a cohort.

Become a Global Scholar

A great way to find out more about the program is to attend American University's Preview Day. For more information, please visit the Admissions page.

To find out more about admissions requirements and the application process, visit the Global Scholars Application page.

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Introduction to the Global Scholars Program - Video

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The SIS 3-Year BA Program