Prospective Global Scholars

The Global Scholar Distinction is open to all majors in all colleges. Undergraduate students who wish to be recognized as a Global Scholar should follow these steps:

1. Plan Ahead: Talk to an advisor early about including the Global Scholar Distinction in your degree plan. It’s never too early to chart your path! Use these links to find an advisor:

University Advisement by Program

Undergraduate Department Advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences

Perimeter College Advisement Team

2. Take 5 Global Scholar Courses: Take courses that count toward your major, minor, or electives. Earn a grade of “B” or better and keep an institutional GPA of 3.0 or higher.  All Global Scholar courses are at the 3000 or 4000 level. Global Scholar courses can be found on GoSolar or PAWS. Watch the video below to learn how to find these courses. More information is available in the GSU 2020-21 Course Catalog


3. Develop Professional Skills: Students who begin taking Global Scholar courses will receive exclusive invitations to workshops to learn how to build a global portfolio and prepare for job interviews.

4. Be Recognized: Global Scholars will receive an official letter and certificate from Georgia State University. Global Scholars may add the distinction to their resume and digital profiles.

Learn more about Global Competence at GSU’s College to Career site 

Contact Information

For course designation questions, please contact Kimberly Henshaw, Office of International Initiatives (

For Global Scholar student questions, please contact Diana Wrenn Rapp, Atlanta Global Studies Center (