Global Engagement Certificate

Global Engagement Certificate (GEC)

Students at Notre Dame engage in an abundance of activities that illustrate how deeply they are involved in multilingual and cross-cultural learning. Our language and culture departments and the CSLC offer a plethora of experiences, events, and activities that our students participate in or help organize, including study abroad opportunities, international research programs and also service in the local community.

The Global Engagement Certificate recognizes the learning that students are already engaged in, and also encourages students to consider taking courses in foreign languages or participate in deeper and more rewarding levels of engagement with foreign languages and cultures. The Global Engagement Certificate aligns with the goal of Notre Dame language departments to integrate real-world applications of languages across the curricula while giving the students agency in their learning. 

Students will complete a combination of required coursework and on/off campus activities with “point values”.


  1. Academic Coursework / Certification
  2. Intercultural or international experiences and activities
  3. Reflective essay/video

Students will provide all the information needed to obtain the Global Engagement Certificate in the Canvas platform in order to receive credit for activities performed. Each activity is awarded points. Students will be awarded the certificate at graduation when a minimum number of points has been accrued. 

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