The Americas Scholars Program brings together high-achieving sophomores, juniors and seniors at Gallatin who are interested in matters related to the Americas—understood quite broadly to include the US, other parts of North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Americas Scholars participate in academic seminars, cultural activities, and international or domestic trips with Gallatin faculty members.
Throughout the academic year, Americas Scholars explore a particular theme through bi-weekly meetings with a Gallatin faculty mentor. The majority of Americas Scholars activities will take place during this time, although some activities such as dinners and performances may occur at other times. Americas Scholars members must attend and participate in all Americas Scholars functions.
Examples of Americas Scholars activities:
The Americas Scholars investigate their yearly theme by traveling as a group during January to an international or domestic location with the Gallatin faculty mentor and a program administrator. Upon return, group members prepare a project based on their explorations and share it with the Gallatin community.
2017-2018: Washington, Alaska, and British Columbia: "Decolonizing Cascadia"
Faculty Mentor: Eugenia Kisin
Travel during Spring Break 2018
Past Americas Scholars travel locations and themes:
Gallatin juniors and seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.7 are invited to apply during the Spring semester. Selection is based on a student's academic record, his/her demonstrated academic and personal interest in global matters relating specifically to the Americas (Central America, South American, the Caribbean, and North America including the US), and his/her demonstrated commitment to civic engagement.
Once accepted to the program, Americas Scholars are expected to:
For more information, contact Gallatin's Office of the Associate Dean of Students at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.992.6300.