• Global Citizenship Certificate Program prepares students to succeed in a multicultural world.

Global Citizenship Certificate Program Prepares Students to Succeed in a Multicultural World

The Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students at Florida State University to develop important global competencies.

By engaging in a combination of academic coursework and intercultural experiences, students gain intercultural communication skills and develop a deeper knowledge of global issues.

Enrolled students must take Global Perspectives, the certificate's required course that explores global issues and helps build intercultural competencies; choose three elective courses from an approved list of 500+ liberal studies courses; attend eight intercultural events; and complete one sustained intercultural experience domestically or abroad.

Chloe Mueller, FSU senior pursuing a dual degree in international affairs and digital media production, will address her fellow GCC graduates this Friday, December 3, at 12 p.m. at the fall graduation ceremony held in The Globe Auditorium. This event is open to the FSU community.

“Through the broad character of the GCC requirements, I have experienced and examined people and places that were once completely unfamiliar,” Mueller said. “Truly my mind has been opened and I've matured for sure.”

Completing the certificate demonstrates to future employers and graduate schools that they are prepared to work in today’s global society.

"We are proud of the well-rounded students they have become,” said Tanu Kohli Bagwe, Ph.D., CGE teaching faculty. "We look forward to seeing what they accomplish in their future academic, professional, and personal endeavors.”

GCC students earn a transcript notation for completing the program, and the Global Citizenship Certificate counts toward one of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society’s requirements.

FSU students who are interested in enrolling can visit cge.fsu.edu/globalcitizen to learn more or email globalcitizen@fsu.edu to request a virtual advising session. Beginning on January 5, interested students can attend info sessions held every Monday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 12 p.m. in The Globe Room 2600.