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 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. 

Links to each of these study abroad programs can be found in the right column, or at the bottom of this page on a mobile device.

This learning cohort is best for students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or in Business.


Learn about the Global Scholars PPE London Semester,
sponsored by INSTEP, here!


Learn about the Global Scholars PPE Cambridge Semester, sponsored by INSTEP, here!

Hear from our Students


Click the video to access our YouTube Playlist and hear what our students think about being in the Honors Program!

Useful Links

Learning Support Services
Career Center
Writing Center
Pre-Law Advising
Office of Education Abroad
Center for Multicultural Affairs
Office of University Admission
Presidential Scholarships