Global Studies Program

Students Can Now Earn a Global Studies Diploma

Archmere Academy’s Global Studies Program prepares lifelong learners for every good work by building cultural competence and by fostering personal growth and professional success through travel and study. This multidisciplinary academic program provides cross-cultural, experiential learning opportunities that cultivate empathetic leadership, effective communication, and a global mindset. 

Students will earn a Global Studies Diploma for meeting all five program requirements. Students who complete all of the minimums except for international travel will earn a Global Studies Certificate. 

Global Studies Diploma Requirements

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    Achieve at least one of the two following standards:
    • Four (4) years of Chinese, French, or Spanish with no semester grade falling below a B
    • Three (3) years of Chinese, French, or Spanish with no semester grade falling below a B + the Delaware Certificate of Multiliteracy

    Enroll, and earn no less than a semester grade of B, in at least three (3) of the following classes:
    • Norbertine Spirituality
    • World Religions
    • Honors Theology Seminar
    • Faith in History
    • Christian Service
    • Social Justice
    • Cultural Perspectives
    • Cultural Geography
    • Civil Rights
    • Contemporary Global Issues (CGI)
    • Conflict and Culture
    • AP World History: Modern
    • AP European History
    • AP Capstone, focusing on global issue in either AP Seminar or AP Research AP Environmental Science
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    Complete at least three (3) of following:
    • Host a visiting international student
    • Present a TEDxYouth talk on an approved global studies topic 
    • Demonstrate a commitment to an Archmere club that
      cultivates a global mindset (Model UN, Anime Club, DEI, Habitat for Humanity, International Club, etc.)
    • Log 10-15 hours in Archmere’s Community Service program
    • Fund-raise for a global (social, medical, environmental, etc.)
    • Cause through participation in (or leadership of) a sponsored activity (e.g., The w Project)
    • Participate in the St. Norbert College Leadership Corps
    • Achieve intermediate proficiency of a new language through an accredited program outside Archmere
    • Compete in a writing or speech contest focusing on subjects related to global studies 
    • Earn the Delaware Certificate of Multiliteracy in any language
    • Represent Archmere’s GSP mission-based ideals through
      course-based artistic expression (sculpture, painting,
      graphic design, short story, poetry, etc.) 
    • Engage in independent programs, initiatives, fund-raising,
      etc., outside Archmere that focus on global initiatives
    • Participate in the University of Delaware World Language Showcase
    • Propose your own global studies “act” to the Global Studies
      Coordinator and negotiate its requirements
    • Engage in organized international travel outside Archmere to meet goals related to culture, spirituality, athletics, service, etc. 
    • Participate/present at one of the DEI-sponsored Culture Nights

    Join at least one (1) Archmere-sponsored international travel opportunity:

    World Language and Culture Department exchange:
    • French exchange visit and host
    • Spanish exchange trip visit and host
    • Chinese exchange trip visit and host
    Any Archmere-based curricular/cultural/spiritual/service travel opportunities available through the Global Studies Program: 
    • Nicaragua, India, England, Costa Rica, Belize, Norbertine heritage, etc.

    Complete a shareable capstone project for a GSP Library or participate in an Oral Interview:

    the GSP Project must:
    • Be approved and supervised by the Global Studies Coordinator
    • Feature GSP Mission-based personal growth and learning
    • Articulate a focused theme or message
    • Demonstrate the student’s unique/personal talents or skills
    in a recorded Oral Interview the student will:
    • Prepare and read a 75-100 word statement that defines their GSP experiences
    • Take questions, posed to them by an assembled panel, about their GSP experiences
    • Through a comprehensive review, share the insights they gained through their GSP experiences


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    Timothy Dougherty 

    Director of Academics; Global Studies Coordinator; English Teacher
    302-798-6632 Ext 735
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.