The Global Distinction program provides the framework to ensure students become global citizens, preparing them for both academic and professional endeavors in the interconnected and interdependent world of the 21st century.
Students who complete the Global Distinction program demonstrate:
1. Greater intercultural competency in both academic and professional areas.
2. Improved sensitivity to other languages and cultures.
3. Greater competency when dealing with people from other cultures.
4. Enhanced ability to integrate the importance of diversity, civic engagement and social responsibility in a global framework.
5. Better preparation for successful participation in a dynamic and interconnected world.
6. Greater awareness of personal cultural norms and how they shape views and perspectives.
Both part-time and full-time CCBC students who are in good academic standing (not on academic probation) and have earned fewer than 45 credits in their major program are eligible to apply for the Global Distinction program. There is no specific entrance GPA requirement for interested students in good academic standing.
In order to graduate or transfer with Global Distinction, a student must:
1. Successfully complete 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum (C or better) between their acceptance in the program and graduation/transfer from CCBC including a two (2) semester world language sequence or equivalent;
2. Participate in one international/intercultural activity each semester they are enrolled at CCBC and reflect on that activity in writing;
3. Pursue study abroad or an equivalent domestic intercultural experience;
4. Compile a portfolio highlighting their coursework, activities, and study abroad (or equivalent) experience; and,
5. Complete an exit assessment and any other documentation or paperwork required by the Coordinators.
For taking part in the Global Distinction program, students receive an official letter of Global Distinction and an acknowlegement on their transcript. Students leave the program better positioned to compete in our increasingly global economy.
Students are admitted on a rolling basis for a limited number of spaces. Students who have been accepted into the program will be notified via email by the Program Coordinator. Students must submit an application form and a letter of interest to the Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator of Global Initiatives.
For more information, please contact Stacie Miller, Coordinator of Global Initiatives (443-840-1993) or Encarni Trueba, Assistant Coordinator of Global Initiatives (443-840-4682)