Engineering students

Engineering Global Scholars Program

Become a Global Scholar

Engineering is becoming an increasingly global workplace that requires engineers with specific skills as well as broad perspectives. The Global Scholars program helps prepare engineering students for entry into the global engineering environment through in-class training, international experiences, and reflections on the role of engineers in the world economy.

Global Scholars Programs exist in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Engineering at Western New England. While the structure of each Global Scholars program is determined and overseen by the College in which the student is enrolled, all programs include the following core elements:

  • Introductory experience or course
  • International study abroad
  • Courses in international issues, area studies, or foreign languages
  • Capstone experience, project, or course 


Students who successfully complete the Global Scholars Program will be recognized in the program at Commencement, and it will also be noted on their degree audit. Students must be in good academic standing to participate in the program and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to graduate with Global Scholars recognition. The Coordinator of International Programs tracks student progress and reports to the Dean’s office when students successfully complete the program so it may be noted on their degree audit.

Dr. Michael Rust

Global Scholars Coordinator