About the Honors Global Communities (HGLO) program

Honors Global Communities (HGLO) offers students the opportunity to adopt a global framework of understanding and to think deeply across contemporary global affairs and issues through the dual lenses of social science and data science. HGLO empowers students to understand and engage major global challenges through an approach integrating multiple social science fields and analytical methods, and also to develop an ethics of global accountability, interrelation and social justice. In addition to specialized courses conducted in close contact with distinguished faculty, HGLO students can pursue original research on specific global topics, as well as internship and study abroad experiences connected with global public service and unique opportunities of the nation’s capital area.

A key component of HGLO is our emphasis on building an inclusive and interculturally-conscious community within our program, across campus, throughout the Maryland/DC region and in national and global spheres. This value is put into action through our course content, our co-curricular programming and our intentionality in our everyday interactions with one another.