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.
Recent Pennington graduate Ayanna Johnson '18 returns to campus to share some details of her current career in STEM and recite some of her own poetry.
On December 1, alumna Kenza Idrissi Janati ’21 spoke to students within the Global Studies program about her leadership and international experiences as a current junior at Villanova University.
Dr. Alyssa Sharkey P'25 spoke to students in Pennington's Global Studies Certificate program on Thursday, November 9. Sharkey is a lecturer in the School of Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University and also works as a consultant in global health–most recently for UNICEF and the World Health Organization.