Globally Engaged Citizens Program
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 Globally Engaged Citizens Program 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 Globally Engaged Citizens Program 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.
Components of the Globally Engaged Citizens Program
- Academic Coursework / Certification
- Intercultural or international experiences and activities
- Reflective essay/video
Students will provide all the information needed to obtain the Globally Engaged Citizens Program 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.
Frequently asked questions
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Globally Engaged Citizen Program. They are compiled from questions that students have asked in previous semesters. If you do not see your question, please reach out to the CSLC (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will help you.
When does the portfolio need to be completed?
To receive the award, students must complete their portfolios and submit them in Canvas six weeks before graduation.