Academics

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 Program Requirements

List of 5 items.

  • SPEAK

    Achieve at least one of the following: 
    • Four years of Chinese, French, or Spanish with no semester grade lower than B
    • Be an active member of the Chinese, French, or Spanish National Honor Society
    • Receive the Delaware Certificate of Multiliteracy
  • STUDY

    Enroll and earn no less than a semester grade of B in at least five of the following classes: 
    • Norbertine Spirituality
    • World Religions
    • Faith in History
    • Social Justice
    • Cultural Perspectives
    • Cultural Geography
    • Civil Rights
    • Contemporary Global Issues
    • Conflict and Culture
    • AP World History: Modern
    • AP European History
    • AP Capstone, focusing on a global issue in either AP Seminar or AP Research
    • AP Environmental Sciences
  • ACT

    Complete at least three of the following: 
    • Host a visiting international student
    • Serve as an officer of a world language club
    • Present a TEDxYouth talk on an approved global studies topic
    • Demonstrate a commitment to an Archmere club that cultivates a global mindset, such as Model UN, Anime Club, and Habitat for Humanity.
    • Regularly participate in Community Service activities
    • Fundraise for a global cause through participation in a sponsored activity
    • Participate in the St. Norbert College Leadership Corps
  • TRAVEL

    Join at least one Archmere-sponsored international travel opportunity:
    • French exchange visit and host
    • Spanish exchange trip visit and host
    • Any curricular/cultural/spiritual/service travel opportunities: Jamaica, England, Costa Rica, Norbertine heritage, etc.
  • SHARE

    Complete a shareable Capstone Project for a GSP Library:
    • Project must be approved and supervised by a member of the GSP committee
    • Student must feature GSP Mission-based personal growth and learning
    • Student must articulate a focused theme or message
    • Project should demonstrate the student's unique/personal talents or skills

Questions? Contact:

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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.