The Periclean Scholars program at Elon University strives to empower students through civic engagement both locally and globally with emphasis on cohort-based learning and student leadership. With guidance from a faculty Mentor, students work to create partnerships and develop a sustainable impact in their country of focus. The program echoes the mission statement of Elon University and strives to “integrate learning across the disciplines and put knowledge into practice, thus preparing students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good.” As Periclean Scholars, students challenge themselves through goal setting, both individually and for the cohort to explore pathways for change.