The Global Fellows Program



The Mission

To prepare smart, humble, passionate individuals to be agents of change for a better world.

What is the Global Fellows Program?

A set of experiences and courses that will give you the knowledge, skills, and character to make a difference in the world.

What does the program require?

Like a minor, the program is designed to accompany most majors. Global Fellows will be required to do the following:

1) Must complete an academic year in one of Pepperdine's overseas programs:

a. Buenos Aires                 b. Florence                 c. Heidelberg

d. Lausanne                       f. London                    g. Shanghai

Note: As an alternative to a full year in one program, a student could do one semester in a European program and one semester in a non-European program. Important: summer programs do not fulfill this requirement.

2) Must complete the following required courses (22-23 units) and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.000 in these courses:

Required Courses ( 22 - 23 units )


INTS 250

Thinking Globally

3 units

INTS 480

Global Leadership Seminar

4 units



COM 519

International Communication & Negotiation


Communication and Conflict

4 units


3 units


INTS 252

Language Course

4 units


Language Course

4 units


WAIN 495

Washington D.C. Internship

4 units

3) Must complete one semester in the Washington D.C.Program and do a D.C. internship with an organization that has a global scope in its mission or operations.

4) Must participate in mentoring from your IP Director and your D.C. Career Mentor.



How do I become a Global Fellow?

If you are interested in becoming a Global Fellow, you must fill out an application here.

If you can't access the form, try signing out of your personal Gmail and signing into your Pepperdine account.

If accepted, you will be given permission to enroll in INTS 250, Thinking Globally.

If I have questions, who should I contact?

You can email Dr. Charles Hall, Dean of International Programs at  , as well as the Global Fellows Intern, Brianna Beiler (

What do Global Fellows receive upon completion of the program?

On your official academic transcript, the University will acknowledge your completion of the Global Fellows Certificate Program.

Can I put this on my resume?

Yes! Future employers would be impressed to know that you were a Global Fellow. But more importantly, you will have the knowledge, skills and character to change the world.