Grades 6-12; Boarding 8-12


Global Studies Certificate Program

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Learn how to make a difference in the world

The Pennington School's Certificate in Global Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary program open to all Pennington students. Students apply for the program in the winter of their sophomore year for participation during their junior and senior years. The Certificate in Global Studies is awarded at Commencement in June.

How to apply to the Global Studies program

Download the fillable PDF by clicking on the button below. Students must also notify their advisors that they have applied to the program so that they can assist with appropriate course selections in the spring.


The program provides an interdisciplinary academic environment that prepares students to meaningfully participate and succeed in their ever-changing world. By participating in the program, students will develop their capacity to understand and act on issues of global significance. Broadening their outlook outside of their school environment, Global Studies students will take steps to achieve purposeful action in the world and take their places as true global citizens.

Program Requirements