Global Scholars Honors Program

The Global Scholars Honors Program is designed for students to engage in interdisciplinary academic seminars, leadership development, and intercultural or service immersion.

Invited students will gain perspective and experience while studying, learning, and leading with high-achieving peers. As an exceptional student, you’ll be connected with leadership and learning opportunities that prepare you to explore and address the challenges facing local, regional, national, and international communities.

Take the Journey with Us

Through an integrated program of courses, immersion experiences, and living and learning communities, global scholars answer three essential questions linked to our undergraduate core curriculum Journeys of Transformation:

  • What is dignity?
  • What is community?
  • Who is my neighbor, and why should I care?

The answers to these questions focus on five threads of Roman Catholic Social Teaching: the dignity of the person, the dignity of the person in the context of community, option for the poor, solidarity, and the care of creation and on their global dimensions. The Global Scholars Honors Program is open to all majors, providing you with a robust opportunity to develop as a global leader for the 21st century and become prepared to address the world’s most pressing issues.

Program Benefits

  • Participate in exciting service trips
  • Experience international travel
  • Gain necessary skills for professional success in the modern world
  • Develop cultural competence
  • Study and understand issues that transcend borders
  • Understand the inter-connectivity of the world marketplace
  • Develop an understanding of worldwide social justice issues

Student Experience

There is a fall term, classroom-based seminar and a spring term that includes cultural immersion and service components. As a Global Scholar, you will work on your leadership portfolio with faculty and with support from the Office of Career and Life Success.

Criteria for Entrance

Students who show examples of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and growth are invited to participate in the program after admission to the University. At a minimum, you must have a 3.4 GPA and show the ability to succeed in rigorous coursework. The level of coursework taken in high school and nomination from an admissions counselor are additional considerations for nomination to the program.

Journeys of Transformation

Guided by a journey of self-awareness and discovery, the Core Curriculum lays the foundation for success as you embark on your academic career at Rivier.

I am a better person for being here. Rivier has made me aware that we are in community with each other, with our country, and with the world.


Office of Undergraduate Admissions