Today’s world is interconnected. Jobs of the future will require students to master global skills including awareness, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and creativity, as well as the ability to work and collaborate in multiple cultural contexts. The time has come to offer learning opportunities for students to master the skills and knowledge that will be crucial to succeeding in a rapidly changing, globalized world.
The Ulster BOCES Global Scholars Academy prepares students to navigate and achieve in this increasingly competitive environment. The one-year course introduces high school seniors to relevant and timely global issues and utilizes the design-thinking process to allow them to engage in meaningful research, outreach, and process-based learning to tackle them.
To bring the global learning experience to life, the Global Scholars Academy is partnered with the Asia Society. The Global Scholars Academy also connects students with many diverse extended learning opportunities outside the classroom to explore the world. Students will learn to investigate the world beyond their immediate environment; recognize their own and others' perspectives; effectively communicate ideas with diverse audiences; and translate their ideas into appropriate actions to improve conditions.
College Credit Opportunities:
Students have the opportunity to earn up to ten college credits from SUNY Ulster including:
- English 101– 3 Credits
- Political Science – 3 Credits
- Economics – 3 Credits
- Library 111 (Research & Utilizing College Tech Systems) – 1 Credit
Example Career Opportunities: Diplomat/Consular/Embassy Assistant FBI Agent/ Intelligence Officer Foreign Correspondent/Journalist Global Business Manager Humanitarian Relief Worker Import/Export Agent Lawyer/Lobbyist Politics/Congressional Aide Trade Specialist Travel Expert/Agent