Peace and Global Scholars Program
The Peace and Global Scholars Program is a distinctive leadership program housed in the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking that is designed to prepare students to engage as global citizens and peacemakers to enact change and influence their communities. Over the course of their Elizabethtown career, students selected for this program work closely with a faculty advisor to design a program that includes co-curricular events and courses related to global understanding and peacemaking and ensures that the program of participation aligns with broader personal and professional goals.
Peace and Global Scholars are eligible to apply for up to $2,000 to support study abroad, research, or community-based learning projects centered on the themes of internationalization or peacebuilding. Upon graduating from the program, scholars can earn an Intercultural Competence Certificate and are recognized with the presentation of the Global Scholars medallion.
CGUP is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 cohort. For consideration, complete the application.
Information for current Peace and Global Scholars
- Student Participant Guide - includes information on requirements of the program
- Application for project/activity funding.
1. What are the benefits of participating in the Peace and Global Scholars program?
Hear from past particpants on the benefits of their experiences in the videos below.
Global Scholars Rachel Craft '20 and Matthew Smith '21 talk about their CGUP-sponsored experiences:
Aileen Burke is an International Business major from Mount Bethel, PA with an interest in marketing and environmental ethics.
Rachel Craft is a graduating Senior in the Global Scholars Program with a International Business major and a concentration in Marketing. In her Sophomore year, she travelled to the Philippines with Professor Jonathan Rudy to connect with a social enterprise that promoted peacemaking in Mindanao. In 2018, Rachel received the Gene Clemens Award for Social Justice and Peacemaking for the work she did with Professor Jonathan Rudy. She spent a semester of her Junior year in Valladolid, Spain. She attended Universitas Castellae and took courses in Spanish on subjects like international economics and art. In her Senior year, she is a full time intern at the Hershey Company. Post-graduation, Rachel plans to find a job in the food industry and hopes to eventually connect her passions for food, people, and peacemaking.
Emily Ennis is a graduating senior in the Global Scholars Program. She is an International Business major with a minor in Psychology and a concentration in Marketing. Emily spent the fall of her Junior year studying at the Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain. While there, she had the opportunity to work on her Spanish language proficiency and travel. Emily traveled to Morocco, Portugal, Italy, and France. Back in Etown, Emily had the opportunity to work on projects for local companies, which enabled them to expand their business internationally. Post graduation, Emily plans to take on a career in marketing for an international business.
Sam Friedline is a senior Secondary English Education and Asian Studies Major. They were the first student to enroll in Etown's Individualized Major and succeeded in creating a template for the Asian Studies major. Sam was nominated for SCAD in two of their literature classes in spring 2018 and presented on the poetry of Wilfred Owen and female deities as seen through Their Eyes Were Watching God. They studied abroad in fall 2018 at Kansai Gaidai in Hirakata, Japan and studied Japanese language, culture, and literature. After returning to Elizabethtown in the spring, they applied for SCARP and will be compiling a history of transgender people in Japan this summer alongside a complementary SCAD presentation beforehand.
Emily Martin will be graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in International Business and a minor in German. In the Spring of 2019, Emily studied abroad in Austria for two months where she focused on furthering her ability to speak and understand German. After Austria, she traveled to Germany to study at Philipps-Universität Marburg for four months where she took classes in English and German. Back at Elizabethtown College, Emily is President of German Club because she enjoys sharing the German language and culture with other students. After graduation, Emily will be working in purchasing position in Mechanicsburg.
Natalie Nye is a double major in Spanish and Business, concentrating in Family Business and Entrepreneurship and has a Studio Art minor. After her first year at Elizabethtown College she spent the summer in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, working on a logistics project at a GM Factory. She continued her travels the following summer by studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lastly, she went to Granada, Spain, her spring semester Junior Year. The different perspectives helped her learn about people, languages, and cultures, giving her a truly global mindset. Outside of traveling and academics, Natalie is a dual sport athlete competing in soccer and indoor and outdoor track. She also gets involved in community service including donating her hair two years in a row at Relay for Life and helping at Special Olympics. Her plan is to take over her family’s automotive business as the fifth generation and first female owner. After this year, she will attend Drexel Kline School of Law on a full tuition scholars hip.
Amity Radcliff is a Communications major from Macungie, PA. Amity was drawn to the Global Scholars Program because of her dedication to helping people and being kind to everyone. Amity plans to engage in three different Signature Learning Experiences, including study abroad, faculty-led research, and an internship.
Michael Snyder is a graduating Global Scholar with an International Business major and a German minor. He spent the spring semester of his junior year abroad, living for two months in Vienna, Austria while attending a language academy and for almost four months in Marburg, Germany studying at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. While there, he had countless opportunities to improve his understanding of German language and culture and enjoyed excursions to other European countries like Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia, Denmark, and France. He very much wants to return. Following graduation, Michael hopes to embark on a career utilizing both his German knowledge and his concentration in marketing.
Jack Trego is a graduating Senior in the Global Scholars Program with a French major and two minors in Philosophy and International Studies. He spent his Junior year in France. In the fall he studied at the Institut catholique de Paris, taking courses in French language, phonetics, and French cinema. In the spring he was in Strasbourg, where he spent 1 month taking courses and the following 3 months in a full-time internship. There he completed an original dissertation concerning the structure of governance in Europe and the process of European integration, using both scholarly research and interviews with his internship colleagues. For this work he was nominated for the Forum Award for Academic Achievement Abroad, and will be presenting this dissertation at their annual conference in Kansas City in March 2020. Post-graduation, Jack plans to continue on this track by entering into a career field where he can use his language skills and international experience.
Jeremy Eberly is a Finance and Economics double-major. In 2018, Jeremy was a co-recipient of the Distinguished First-Year Student Award.
Madelyn Grossman is an elected representative in Student Senate and a member of the Accounting, Council for Exceptional Children, and Circle K clubs. She is actively involved in intramurals and is a resident of the Business Living-Learning Community. An accounting major, Maddie aspires to CPA licensure upon completion of her degree. Through participation in the Global Scholars program, she wishes to glean a heightened perspective and to gain practical experience in international business dynamics. Ultimately, she aims to establish a career in which she can have an innovative, global impact worthy of Elizabethtown College representation. In 2018, Madelyn was a co-recipient of the Distinguished First-Year Student Award.
Sofia Jurado is a Fine Arts Education major.
Carly Sherba is a double-major in Japanese and computer science. She plans to go into game development in Japan. She also plans to minor in women and gender studies so that she can go abroad and study how gender and sexuality are viewed culturally in the everyday lives of Japanese people.
Matthew Smith is a History and Middle Eastern Studies major with a Peace and Conflict Studies minor. He has been interested in the Middle East since a trip to Israel and Palestine in 2013. Matthew was a recipient of the 2018 Anna Carper Award for Research Excellence for his research paper "Militarism as a Theme in Nazi Education and Youth Organizations" which he wrote for Dr. Newsome's First-Year Seminar on World War II. Through the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, Matthew has traveled to Tokyo, Japan to the World Conference on Religions for Peace - Japan with Peacemaker-in-Residence Jonathan Rudy. In May 2018, Matthew also traveled to South Africa on a peace and conflict studies trip with Dr. Michael Roy. Matthew is currently the student assistant for the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking.
Alissa Stoneking is a graduating Senior in the Global Scholars Program with a double-major in Political Science and German and a minor in International Studies. In January 2019 she completed the Institute on Leadership in the Americas in Santiago, Chile. During the 2019 Spring Semester she studied abroad in both Vienna, Austria and Marburg, Germany. In Vienna she took German language courses, and in Marburg she spent a semester at Philipps University of Marburg. Additionally, Alissa has completed a Fellowship with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and an internship with the Department of Homeland Security. She plans to complete a Master's of Public Policy at Elizabethtown College before starting a career in foreign policy..
Paula Groff intends to major in Accounting and minor in German. Paula hopes to become fluent in German, and study abroad in Germany. She participated in a foreign exchange program with her high school in which she spent two weeks in Germany with a host family. A few months later, her host partner came to the United States for two weeks. In Summer 2018, she interned with the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority in their Finance department where she learned some of the basic accounting practices they do, as well as participated in meetings and discussions about how to improve the company from a financial perspective.
Rachael Ioele of West Chester, Pa is a member of the class of 2022. Rachael is an Economics major, and has an interest in minoring in finance. As a Global Scholar, Rachael plans to learn and study how economics and finance works in foreign countries. She intends to study and intern in London and The Netherlands during her junior and senior year.
Kelsey Jernegan is a Middle-level English Education major. She is interested in various minors offered at Etown that could enhance her teaching and global understanding. In the future, she hopes to receive a certification in TESL and possibly teach English in other countries. Over the past summer, Kelsey taught English in China for two weeks, alongside her mother and other teachers from the U.S. and the U.K. As a Global Scholar, Kelsey hopes to study abroad and gain insight into new cultures.
Livia Marga is majoring in Mathematics Secondary Education and is a part of the class of 2022. Livia was born in Slovakia, Europe, but was raised in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. In the summer, she was fortunate to have taught a twenty middle school students about German Language and enlightened them about German culture twice a week. Through the Global Scholars program, Livia hopes to travel abroad to meet people of various cultures so that she can bring a piece of the world back into her future classrooms.
Noah Stetler is an International Business major from Mifflinburg, PA. Noah is considering minoring in Spanish and, to further his language skills, would like to study abroad in Argentina. He is interested in working for a multinational corporation by expanding offices and businesses abroad. Language and travel have always been two of Noah's keen interests, and he is looking to further his knowledge of both of these areas by being a global scholar.
Zekiel Taliaferro is a member of the Class of 2022.
Madelyn Vingom is a member of the Class of 2022.
Benefits of the Program
- A holistic educational program designed to integrate seamlessly with the educational and extracurricular activities each scholar is already involved in to provide them with the skills and knowledge to be global citizens.
- Financial assistance of up to $2,000 toward the completion of Signature Learning Experiences (internship, research, study abroad, service learning, and/or a capstone project). Students must apply for these funds and disclose other sources of possible funding.
- Free membership to the World Affairs Council.
- Association with a cohort of like-minded young scholars, and involvement in social activities such as the annual banquet, cultural nights, international affairs panels, and more.
- Certification from the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking for an enhanced resume.
- Maintain a 3.2 GPA.
- Meet with a faculty/staff advisor yearly to develop and update an individualized program
- Select from the menu of options articulated in the Peace and Global Scholars' Student Guide
Interested in applying?
In order to apply to the program, please complete the application.