The Interdisciplinary Global Studies Certificate is designed to integrate student learning across disciplines and programs and foster connections between disciplinary learning, world languages, and study abroad experiences. This summative experience will have students earn a certificate to document their international experience and credentials.
The certificate requires a total of 15 credits in international coursework, at least three credits of world language study, and an education abroad experience. Language study is a mandatory component of the certificate but can only total eight credits out of 15. This results in competency in both international studies and world languages.
Students must also participate in an education abroad experience. A wide range of options, including short term programs, is provided to meet the needs of community college students with family and work responsibilities. Alternatively, students with more flexible schedules can complete certificate requirements through a semester-abroad experience.