Global Scholar Distinction

Students who earn the Global Scholar Distinction are recognized by Georgia State University for their development of global competence: the skills, knowledge and awareness that enhance the ability to succeed in a global environment. Global Scholars can communicate across cultures, think critically about the world, adapt to new and unfamiliar situations, and market global skills to employers. The Global Scholar Distinction is open to all majors in all colleges. It opens doors to rewarding global career opportunities at home and abroad.

Students who begin taking Global Scholar courses will receive exclusive invitations to workshops to learn how to build a global portfolio and prepare for job interviews. Students earning the Global Scholar Distinction will receive an official notice from Georgia State University. Recipients are encouraged to include this university distinction on resumes, curricula vitae, professional portfolios, and other methods of documenting academic accomplishments.

Prospective Global Scholars

Undergraduate students who wish to become a Global Scholar must meet eligibility and course requirements.

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Academic Advisors

A variety of courses with the Global Scholar designation are noted in the catalog course description.

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Colleges or Departments

Adding Global Scholar courses to a curriculum adds value and raises the profile of a degree program.

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Contact Information

For course designation questions, please contact Kimberly Henshaw, Office of International Initiatives (kgriffin25@gsu.edu).

For Global Scholar student questions, please contact Diana Wrenn Rapp, Atlanta Global Studies Center (dwrenn1@gsu.edu).