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Honors Global Scholars

Join the Honors Global Scholars and be prepared to take on the world!

Are you an adventure-seeker who is eager to change the world? If so, then the Honors Global Scholars program is perfect for you! The Honors Global Scholars program will bring together a select group of freshmen who have an interest in developing their global perspectives and competencies by combining coursework and co-curricular experiences at Georgia Southern’s Statesboro campus in addition to a special study abroad opportunity for the program on Georgia Southern’s campus in Wexford, Ireland.

$2,000 annual scholarship

renewable for up to eight semesters

Study abroad opportunity for the program on Georgia Southern’s campus in Wexford, Ireland.

In the current globalized world in which we live, employers of all types are prioritizing global and intercultural skills when hiring. As an Honors Global Scholar, you will have the opportunity to enhance those skills while in college and demonstrate them to future employers or graduate or professional schools.

Wexford, Ireland is located less than two hours south of Dublin, Ireland on the beautiful southeast coast. Wexford has a long and important place in Irish history and was the departure point for hundreds of people who migrated directly to Savannah, Georgia in the 1800s.  The connections between our two regions are strong and are growing stronger with increased economic and cultural exchanges between Georgia and Wexford.  The clearest representation of that contemporary connection is the Georgia Southern University campus in Wexford—we are the first and only public university in the United States with a permanent learning site in Ireland.

Ireland is the only country in the European Union with English as its primary language and as such is an ideal site to explore a variety of global issues including politics, immigration, history, economics, sustainability, culture, and the arts. 

Application and Requirements

Deadline: February 1, 2024
Select this program when applying to the Honors College. Open to all majors.

Students selected for the program will benefit from:

  • Co-curricular activities, including active engagement with local community partners. Make community connections that will benefit students long after graduation.
  • $2,000 annual scholarship renewable for up to eight semesters.

To be considered, students must meet the priority deadline for Fall 2024 freshman applications: February 1, 2024. Incoming freshmen who plan to start in the Fall 2024 semester can find more details about applying at the link below.

When you apply, you will be required to respond to this essay prompt: If selected as an Honors Global Scholar, how would you integrate learning about the world and traveling abroad into your academic and personal growth at Georgia Southern?

Last updated: 8/10/2023