About the Certificate
In this century, the skills, knowledge, experiences, and attitudes surrounding "global competency" are increasingly in demand from employers and employees alike. The Global Engagement Certificate is designed to provide students with a way to document their achievement of global competency through a combination of coursework and co-curricular experiences, including the study of a foreign language and participation in studying abroad. The portfolio that students will construct in the process of obtaining the certificate will prove highly useful to them in future employment and professional contexts.
The Global Engagement Certificate is also designed to help meet the College of Letters and Sciences' strategic priority of ensuring that L&S students are prepared for global citizenship. It is part of a broader initiative to encourage more L&S students to study abroad and to develop a basic proficiency in a second language.