Global Scholars: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

One of the hallmarks of a global education in the twenty-first century is the ability to expand the minds and enlarge the sensibilities of students through distinctive study abroad experiences.  At the same time, many of most pressing issues facing the world today such as environmental degradation or the recent crises in the financial markets lie at the intersection of politics, economics, and ethics.

In this new program at Villanova, incoming students are admitted to the University Honors Program bearing the special designation “Honors PPE Global Scholar.”  While at Villanova, they are enrolled in a distinctive series of classes built around the special character of this different program. In sophomore year they will study abroad for one semester, taking a course of studies appropriate for their area of focus.  Typically, students in PPE program study in Cambridge, England, with Cambridge University faculty, or in London, England, with faculty from the London School of Economics. Other destinations and opportunities are available. This program will educate Villanova students to become transformative leaders for the global environment of the twenty-first century.