Great Issues Scholars participate in a year-long series of interactive events aimed at enhancing their understanding of the world and current international events. The program is a unique opportunity to connect with faculty, visiting experts, alumni and fellow students around complex global issues.
Scholars work and learn together while they gather for presentations, simulations, discussions and other small group events around topics like global health, climate change, gender in politics, international development, and regional security challenges. Scholars also learn about various academic and career paths.
GIS is not a class and you do not receive academic credit for participating. However, it is designed to complement the academic experience of a first-year student. Most Scholars find that GIS helps shape their academic trajectory at Dartmouth either confirming they are on the right major/minor path, or opening up new pathways for exploration.