Global Studies and Service Diploma

GSS Diploma

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Our Mission

The Global Studies and Service Diploma program challenges students to engage locally and globally as agents of social change. A Global Studies and Service student engages with the world on a variety of levels— compassionate, creative, intuitive, analytical—in advancing causes of equity, justice, and sustainability. Students who earn the Global Studies and Service Diploma will demonstrate active citizenship: the capacity to appreciate the global dimension of everyday, local life and to catalyze social change within an increasingly complex and international world.

Our Goals

A student who earns the Global Studies and Service Diploma will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Understand and work fluently in a range of cultures
  • Understand and analyze biases, norms, privileges
  • Express a wide range of perspectives through writing and other narrative and creative forms
  • Foster a sense of empathy, compassion, and an appreciation for our common humanity
  • Effect change as an active citizen
  • Act as a steward of the environment

Our Requirements