MAPS Presentations



Mercersburg’s Advanced Program for Global Studies, or MAPS for short, is a two-year senior capstone program that begins in 11th grade following a competitive application process. MAPS challenges students to redefine their potential and performance, enabling them to become independent learners, discerning thinkers, and engaged global citizens. Below are a few sample presentations from recent years.




Lost in Translation: The Necessity of Foreign-Language Study in American Schools

Lingua Anglica: The Ever-Changing English Language and Its Future in Global Communication

Saving Grace: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Medical Care

Hookups Just Got Political: The Acceleration of Lifestyle in the Digital Age

A Hierarchy of Needs: Abraham Maslow and the Challenges of Elite Boarding Schools

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger: Redefining Trauma Through Post-Traumatic Growth

Scrolling Past Democracy: The Impact of Social Media on Global Democracies

From New Hope to Empire: Israeli Apartheid in Palestine

Undecided: The Role of “Merit” Within Higher-Education Admissions

Capitalizing on Your DNA: The Socioeconomic Dilemma of the Global Monetization of Biotechnology

Busy Bits and Bots: How A.I. Challenges the Future of Work

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Plight of Rural Schools in Research and Legislation