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Global Honors Scholars

Preparing Thoughtful Christian Leaders for Life-long Global Learning and Engagement

The Global Honors Scholars program prepares you to engage and participate in the global context as a creative, thoughtful Christian leader through academic and experiential learning within a cohort. The program cultivates a life-orienting commitment to global engagement, Christian maturity, and creative contribution to God’s kingdom in your life and vocation.

Over the course of your four years at Gordon, you will attend the Global Honors retreat, take honors courses and discussion-based seminars, participate in an international experience and internship, engage in additional cohort and Gordon Honors programming, and complete a capstone project.

Student Spotlight

Kegan Hatfield

"The Global Honors Program, for me, is more about the people you meet and interact with than anything else. The administrators and professors have shown me the utmost kindness since the moment I stepped on campus and are truly invested in the well-being of my present and future. Through the program, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk to a myriad of first-rate scholars and professionals, and the ensuing conversations have had a permeating impact on my college experience. I’ve also been able to cultivate meaningful relationships with many of my peers within the cohort and I personally believe that they are among the most valuable rewards of participating in this honors program. The personal connections I have made through this program are blessings I will cherish and hopefully continue to develop even beyond my four years at Gordon."

Kegan Hatfield ’22

Your Four-Year Experience

YEAR 1: Prepare – learn about global engagement, cultural intelligence, and the global church *International Travel Experience
YEAR 2: Pursue – consider vocational calling, leadership development, and kingdom ethics *International Internship
YEAR 3: Practice – employ locally principles learned globally
YEAR 4:  Present – complete a senior capstone project*

Learn more about your four-year experience ➔


  • International travel
  • Small cohort
  • Annual retreats
  • Intercultural engagement
  • Personal formation


  • Be a high school senior
  • Minimum GPA of 3.9
  • Demonstrate a desire to faithfully, creatively, and thoughtfully address significant global issues
  • Demonstrate an attitude of reciprocity (listening and learning to global voices and communities) and action



Interested in learning more? Make sure you explore the full Program Details page, and don’t hesitate to  with questions!