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
View all current extracurricular opportunities for Global Studies students.
An-lin Sloan ’21 gave a presentation on Friday, February 21, about new developments in her work on behalf of the orphanage in Dapu, China, from which she was adopted at a year old. Her talk was part of the Global Studies Speaker Series.
On Friday, January 17, the Global Studies Speaker Series welcomed Jesse Moore, a field instructor in Latin America for the organization Where There Be Dragons. Moore led a discussion about critical reflections on service travel.
The Global Studies Speaker Series welcomed one of Pennington's own faculty members, Mary Roseen, teacher of compensatory skills and ESL coordinator, to speak to students on January 10. Roseen was a teacher of English as a foreign language (TEFL) volunteer in Armenia for the Peace Corps from 2016 to 2018 before coming to The Pennington School. Joining Roseen for the presentation was Kelsey Rowe, who also volunteered as a teacher in Armenia from 2016 to 2019.