The FVS Global Scholar Diploma challenges students to develop an international perspective through a curriculum and set of experiences that focus on global understanding. Students who earn the GSD will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to grasp the nature of global interdependence, and pursue education and careers in the international arena. GSD students and faculty collaborate in moving beyond mere tolerance of diversity in our school and local community to genuine engagement as school and world citizens.
Complete 5.5 or more credits from an approved selection of courses with a global component. These classes can be from across departments, including history, English, ESL, languages, science, art and economics. The GSD capstone project is also required.
Active participation in a globally or culturally focused club such as International Club, French Club, Global Affairs Forum, Hispanic Honor Society, Chinese Club, etc.
Participation in community service project that requires direct encounters with individuals from other countries or cultures. This can include service projects off campus or on Interim.
Interim or equivalent international immersion experience
Attend global speaker/film events and submit reflections on each subject
This course is the capstone for students who have met the requirements of the Global Scholar Diploma. During the first four weeks of the semester, students meet as a class to discuss essays and interviews on the topics of globalization and citizenship from an interdisciplinary perspective. Several guest speakers with experience in international affairs will join the students. After this introduction, students will work individually on their projects guided by one-on-one tutorial sessions. Projects culminate in a community presentation.
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English Faculty, Director of Global Education
Pomona College - B.A. Oxford University - M.A. Oxford University - Ph.D.
Susan Carrese P '12, '15's primary teaching interests are in the area of world literature and culture as an extension of her training as a cultural anthropologist. She enjoys mentoring students in AP Literature and through the Global Scholar capstone. Last summer, Susan was able to extend her prior work with refugee communities in India, Nepal, Lesotho, Turkey, Colombia and Colorado Springs through the generosity of a Ballantine Grant. She traveled to southern Europe, the Balkans, Geneva and New York to do research on the global refugee crisis and the international community's responses. As a part of this work, Susan volunteered at a refugee center in Rome where she recorded refugee narratives; she will share these stories with her students as they explore global citizenship.
Susan and her husband Paul, a political scientist at USAFA, look forward to hosting events in the Hacienda's Global Commons in the coming year.