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The Global Citizen Award encourages and rewards undergraduate students' global engagement.
Students complete award requirements through a combination of curricular and/or co-curricular
activities of their choosing, including on-campus events, Global Citizens coursework,
study abroad, community service, undergraduate research, internships, and/or foreign
Students must first declare their intent to pursue the award by attending a Starting
Your Adventure workshop. Once attended, students are invited to join the Global Citizen
Award Canvas organization, which is used to manage the award.
Students pursuing the Global Citizen Award must attend eight on-campus global events,
for example, lectures, discussions, forums, conferences, and other events that contribute
to students' global learning. Complete the Global Event Form to have your global event
count towards award requirements. We'll advertise it to our Global Citizens.
Students can use approved Global Citizens courses to fulfill some of the requirements
for the Global Citizen Awards. Approved courses have been certified as meeting the
learning outcomes of the Global Citizens Project and carry the Global Citizens course
attribute in Banner.
Study abroad programs as short as one week can be used to fulfill some of the award
requirements. Consider developing a short-term program embedded in one of your existing
courses or develop something new! The Education Abroad office will work with you to
tailor something to your needs.
Service learning courses (credit bearing) and community service (non-credit bearing)
can be used to fulfill some of the award requirements. To develop credit-bearing options,
the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) will help you. To find
non-credit-bearing options, the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE)
is where you want to go. Check out what both offices offer!
Undergraduate research, credit bearing and non-credit bearing, can also be used to
fulfill some of the award requirements. The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR)
will help you learn the various options you have in integrating undergraduate research
into your courses and/or mentoring undergraduate students. OUR also offers a limited
amount of funding for faculty through its CREATTE program.
Globally Engaged Internships can earn credit in one of two ways: first through the
student’s major and program of study, and secondly, if no major-specific internship
course is available, through IDS 3947. The IDS 3947 – Cooperative Internship course
can also be used by faculty when teaching international internships if an academic
credit course is not readily available within the major. Students wishing to request
permission to take IDS 3947 can