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
Hear from our Global Studies students!
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 - Make positive change in the community.
- Embrace diversity - Learn about and experience the value of many cultures, of people who identify in different ways, or of those who hold differing perspectives about the world.
- Explore with curiosity - Take an interest in learning about the world, new cultures, languages, and geographic places.
- Express empathy - Demonstrate compassion for others' experiences.
On Friday, May 26, Pennington celebrated the diverse community on our campus with its second annual Culture Fair!
Alix Samuel ’11 returned to campus on Friday, April 21, to speak with students from the Global Studies Certificate Program and the United People of Many Colors club about her role as officer of employee engagement and workplace giving at the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
From February 24 through 26, twelve Pennington students participated in the Philadelphia Model United Nations conference.