• Global Citizenship Certificate Components

Certificate Components

The Global Citizenship Certificate includes these main components.

Academic Courses

Students take a total of four academic courses— is required for all students and three are approved electives that enhance understanding of global issues and cultures.

The Required Course

Global Perspectives IDS 2431: Sections 1, 2 and 4)

  • This foundation course introduces the concepts of intercultural communication and provides an informed starting point to build upon intercultural competencies throughout the Certificate requirements.
  • Must be taken in first year of Certificate. 

Satisfies FSU Liberal Studies requirements for E-series, Cross-Cultural "X," State-Mandated Writing, and Social Sciences


Three Elective Courses

Three additional three-credit courses are electives and must be contemporary with a cross-cultural/global theme (one can be a language course). Courses must be approved by Certificate advisor. 

Written reflections for EACH OF THE FOUR CLASSES must be submitted no more than 10 days after the last day of classes for the semester for approval by the Certificate advisor.

Sustained Experience

Students are also required to participate in either a sustained international experience (duration varies by experience), or an intercultural experience on campus/within the U.S. (minimum 75 hours). These experiences may vary: internships, study abroad programs, cultural exchanges, and/or service/volunteer opportunities. 

Some sustained experiences include:

You cannot count any courses or experiences toward the sustained experience retroactively. Written reflections for the sustained experience must be submitted no more than 10 days after its completion for approval by the Certificate advisor.

Intercultural Events

Participation in eight intercultural events/programs on campus is required. There are four categories of events:

  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Experiential
  • Educational

Students must participate in two events per category and submit writing reflections about their experiences within 10 days of attending the event for approval by the Certificate advisor. 

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