Global Scholars, Metropolitan Campus


A residential program for entering full-time freshmen at the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ

The concept for our Global Scholars Program was inspired by Fairleigh Dickinson University's founding mission as an institution that is "of and for the world." As a Global Scholar, you will be part of a distinctive living and learning community that is committed to developing a global perspective.

The four year selective Global Scholars Program is an organized and integrated course of study that combines intensive academic multi-disciplinary learning environments with a cross-spectrum of cultural living experiences on and off campus. Beginning with the freshman year, Global Scholars participate in domestic and international experiential learning including:

  • United Nations Visitation with opportunities for private briefings and internships
  • Lectures and receptions with ambassadors and international scholars
  • Participation in a variety of cultural and artistic events; visits to museums
  • Participation in Winter Session co-curricular field experiences abroad*
  • A Study Abroad Semester*

*There is no additional tuition for the credit-bearing co-curricular field experiences and the Study Abroad Semester. However, costs of travel, living expenses and fees are the responsibility of the Global Scholar.

Residential Living

All Global Scholars will reside in the Global Scholars Residence Hall, providing them with a supportive, culturally diverse environment that encourages dialogue and the exchange of ideas and fosters personal contacts. Living facilities feature a kitchen area and online accessibility in every room.

Academic Learning

The Global Scholars Programs is 18 credits distributed among the Metropolitan Campus’ three academic colleges—University College, Silberman College of Business, and Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. In addition, all Global Scholars take part in a study abroad session appropriate to their major discipline.

Required Courses

  • UNIV1001 Transitioning into University Life ( 1 Credit )
  • UNIV2002 Global Issues ( 3 Credits )
  • POLS2219 Global Scholars Seminar in Political Studies ( 3 Credits )

Elective Courses

The remaining credits for each specific major from the Metropolitan campus’ three academic colleges is available. Other electives appropriate to the Global Scholars Program may be substituted, with permission from the program director.


For More Information:

Office of Admissions
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road • H-DH3-10
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201)-692-2553


Dr. Sam J. Raphalides, Director
Professor of Political Science and History
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, T-RA2-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Application Form