Florida State University recognizes that today’s global economy requires graduates who are both academically and cross-culturally prepared in order to succeed in a diverse and multicultural world, and the Global Citizenship Certificate is designed to help prepare students for the new challenges of living and working in the global society of the 21st century.
Students who enroll in the certificate take two required and two elective academic courses (required courses IFS 2017/2052 and IFS 3125 satisfy FSU Liberal Studies requirements for E-series, Cross Cultural "X," and State Mandated Writing "W") and participate in international and/or cross-cultural experiences and events on campus. Such active learning and reflection, together with cross-cultural interaction and dialogue, help provide the invaluable cross-cultural skills and competencies needed to be a global-ready graduate. Additionally, students receive a transcript notation, and the certificate also counts toward the international area of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society.
This certificate program brings together students who already have an interest in global issues and those who have not been exposed to cultures, languages, and issues outside of their own. Students in the program find a sense of community of global citizens and develop special bonds with their classmates. Certificate students enjoy learning more about one another at events like our Fall and Spring GCC Social that happens at the beginning of every semester.
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