Certificate Requirements

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I. International Experience:

This could include study abroad, international internships, overseas volunteer programs, research abroad, or being an international student in the U.S. The international experience must be completed while students are in college.

II. Academic Coursework:
Language requirement: the equivalent of FL 201 or at least three credit hours at any level of study in a new language
Course requirement: 4 courses with strong international emphases chosen from 3 different categories:

Note: Students may substitute a course with a multicultural emphasis in place of one of the required 4 courses. Courses used to fulfill certificate requirements may simultaneously apply to general education, major, or minor requirements.  Overall 2.0 GPA required for course work completed.

III. Co-curricular & Service Activities:
Co-curricular Activities: GPC participants must engage in co-curricular activities totaling at least 30 points.

  • 1 hour is worth roughly 1 point
  • ten points may be awarded to semester-long commitments
  • a maximum of 15 points for any single activity.
  • Co-curricular activities counted toward the certificate must be carried out in the United States.
  • Activities must also have an international focus.

Volunteer Service: GPC participants are required to complete at least 10 hours of volunteer work. Service activities must have an international focus. Service activities may be completed in the United States or abroad.

IV. Final Project:
Students will have a choice of completing an essay (5 page minimum), poster, powerpoint presentation, physical display, website, video, or combination of media depicting their global experience. After approval, some form of the project must be presented or made available to the public.