Student Fellows

Our Fellowships Open Minds And Doors

High School Fellows

Giving current high school students the opportunity to learn about global issues from world-renowned speakers and international visitors, the Global Santa Fe High School Fellowship program also provides funding to study abroad and the added bonus of meeting like-minded students from across New Mexico interested in learning about the world. Fellows gain leadership skills, explore professional development and college prep, and complete an actionable group project that displays their passions.

College Fellows

Serving as facilitators and mentors for High School Fellows, our College Fellows provide assistance and oversight of group projects and meeting activities. College Fellows also work on their own distinct projects and goals throughout the Fellowship such as the development of Fellowship workshops and one-on-one peer support. Each academic year, Global Santa Fe awards up to ten in-person and ten virtual College Fellowships. 


Fellowship meetings are typically two hours, held every other week, from 5:00-7:00 PM on a weekday. 

During the first hour, Fellows meet and engage with an expert in international affairs, such as an ambassador, diplomat, journalist, analyst, or expert in a content area like immigration.   

During the second hour, Fellows typically work on group projects. In the past, group projects have included research opportunities or photo exchanges with international students in Santa Fe’s Sister Cities (Parral, Mexico; Bukhara, Uzbekistan; Livingstone, Zambia).

Want to drop into a Fellowship meeting?  Watch the video below, with the Pulitzer Center’s Executive Editor Marina Walker Guevara in conversation with 2020-21 Digital Fellows.

Fellows Fund

If you’ve ever wanted to experience different cultures, study a new language, and learn about life outside the United States, Global Santa Fe makes it happen. Our Fellows Fund awards can be applied towards an approved study abroad program, domestic summer camp, or internship. We competitively award this funding to current outstanding Fellows who regularly attend Fellowship meetings and engage with our organization.


Our Fellowships deliver a unique opportunity for students to learn about global topics that may not be commonly taught in schools. There is minimal work required outside attending meetings every month. However, all Fellows should have a desire to explore diverse topics related to international affairs. Examples include: public health, cyber security, finance, anthropology, nonproliferation, law, economics, business, international politics, human rights, environmental studies, journalism, education, defense, and much more. 

High School Fellowships are awarded to New Mexican students who will be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades during the Fellowship term. In-person and virtual programming will be offered.

College Fellowships are awarded to currently enrolled (part-time and full-time) students attending a college/university in New Mexico. We welcome applications from students pursuing a major in international studies and political science. However, applicants with diverse academic backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. In-person and virtual programming will be offered.