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The Global Citizenship Certificate includes the following components.

NOTE:Students cannot retroactively add classes, experiences, or events that they participated in before enrolling in the certificate to fulfill any of the certificate requirements.


Academic Courses

Students take a total of four academic courses: 1 required course and 3 electives from a list of 500+ liberal studies courses that enhance understanding of global issues and cultures.

1 Required Course

Global Perspectives* (IDS 2431, Sections 1, 2,3 and 4 or IDS 2460)

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

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

 

3 Elective Courses

Choose from a list of 500+ approved three-credit-hour liberal studies courses with a contemporary cross-cultural/global theme (one of which can be a language course). Courses must be approved by the Certificate advisor. 

Written reflections for each of the 4 classes must be submitted no more than 10 days after the last day of classes for the semester for approval by the Certificate advisor.


Intercultural Events

Participation in 8 intercultural events/programs on campus is required. You must participate in 2 events for each of the following 4 categories.

Students must submit written reflections about their experiences within 10 days of attending the event for approval by the Certificate advisor. Only pre-approved events will be counted toward the Certificate. Please contact an advisor at globalcitizen@fsu.edu.


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./virtually (minimum 75 hours). These experiences may vary and can include internships, study abroad programs, cultural exchanges, and/or service and volunteer opportunities. 

Some sustained experiences include:

Virtual Experiences:

In-Person Experiences:

International Opportunities:

Domestic Opportunities:

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. Only pre-approved sustained experience will be counted toward the Certificate. Please contact an advisor at globalcitizen@fsu.edu.
 

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