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Global Studies at Pennington

I want all of our students to believe that their Pennington education prepares them to give back to the world rather than give them a leg up to get ahead in the world.” —Dr. William S. Hawkey, Head of school

Global Studies Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Global Studies Program at The Pennington School, through the Global Studies certificate, travel opportunities, and campus-wide initiatives, is to support and enhance our informed, active, and ethical participation in global ideas, issues, and communities, both at home and abroad.

The outcomes of the program:

  • Exercise agency as informed, purposeful, and compassionate global citizens

  • Embrace diversity and the value a community derives from its differences as well as its shared humanity

  • Listen and speak with empathy and integrity

  • Explore the world with curiosity and receptivity, carrying forth an awareness of their own perspectives and a willingness to learn from the world outside their home environment

Global Opportunities

View all current extracurricular opportunities for Global Studies students.

Latest News

Maggie Griffith Williams '98 is a scholar known for her work on media and culture, intercultural communication, critical mobilities, and social justice. On April 23, Williams spoke to students in the Global Studies Certificate Program about her path from being a student at Pennington to becoming a professor of culture and media studies at Northeastern University.

Read more about Maggie Griffith Williams '98 presents to Global Studies students