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To apply to the Global Scholar program, students can submit an application to the Global Diversity Committee for recognition as a Global Scholar. To be listed as a Global Scholar, students must fulfill the criteria listed below. When students fulfill these requirements, they will make an oral presentation of their e-portfolio to a jury composed of members of the Global Diversity Committee.

  1. Global Scholar  
  2.  Program Info.   
  3.  Courses   
  4.  Activities & Dialogue   
  5.  Service Learning/Travel   

Prepared for the 21st Century

Interested in other cultures, international travel,international and global business, foreign languages or service learning opportunities with a global focus?

Take a look at CCC&TI’s Global Scholar Program.

In this program, students will gain:

  • Greater intercultural competency in both academic and professional areas
  • Greater awareness of other cultures
  • Greater competency when dealing with people from other cultures
  • Enhanced ability to integrate the importance of diversity, civic engagement and social responsibility in a global framework
  • Better preparation for successful participation in a dynamic and interconnected world
  • Greater awareness of personal cultural norms and how they shape views and perspectives
  • A unique resume-building credential that appears on the student transcript and will set the Global Scholar apart in a competitive job market
The mission of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s Global Scholar Program is to help students become global citizens that are prepared for both academic and professional endeavors in the interconnected and interdependent world of the 21st century.

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This program is open to all students, but completion of the graduation requirements is necessary for the distinction.

Students must be able to complete:
  • 15 credits of globally intensive course work
  • attend a global event once per semester
  • participate in study abroad or an alternate domestic equivalent experience (such as an internship or service learning) before graduation or transfer in order to be admitted to the program.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and no minimum GPA or specific major is required for admission to the program. Students must earn a 3.0 GPA or better in their globally intense courses to achieve Global Scholars Distinction.

Students enrolled in the Global Scholar program are automatically accepted into the Global Students Club (GSC). Participation is required.

Globally-Intensive Courses (15 credits)

This requirement is achieved by completing pre-approved courses (see list below). Students will include at least one project from each class in their e-portfolios. To receive Global Scholar Distinction, students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA in these classes.
  • ANT 210-General Anthropology
  • ANT 220-Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 221-Comparative Cultures
  • ART 111-Art Appreciation
  • ART 114-Art History Survey I
  • ART 115-Art History Survey II
  • BIO 140-Environmental Biology
  • BIO 140A-Environmental Biology Lab
  • COM 120-Introduction Interpersonal Communication
  • DRA 111-Theatre Appreciation
  • ECO 151-Survey of Economics
  • ECO 251-Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 252-Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENG 241-British Literature I
  • ENG 242-British Literature II
  • ENG 261-World Literature I
  • ENG 262-World Literature II
  • GEO 111-World Regional Geography
  • GEO 130-General Physical Geography
  • HIS 111-World Civilizations I
  • HIS 112-World Civilizations II
  • HIS 167-The Vietnam War
  • HIS 211-Ancient History
  • HIS 275-History of Terrorism
  • HUM 120-Cultural Studies
  • HUM 130-Myth in Human Culture
  • HUM 170-The Holocaust
  • HUM 180-International Cultural Explorations
  • *INT 110: International Business
  • *LOG 120: Global Logistics
  • MUS 110-Music Appreciation
  • MUS 112-Introduction to Jazz
  • PHI 210-History of Philosophy
  • PHI 215-Philosophical Issues
  • PHI 240-Introduction to Ethics
  • POL 210-Comparative Government
  • POL 220-International Relations
  • REL 110-World Religions
  • REL 211-Introduction to Old Testament
  • REL 212-Introduction to New Testament
  • SPA 111-Elementary Spanish I
  • SPA 112-Elementary Spanish II
  • SPA 161-Cultural Immersion
  • SPA 211-Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPA 212-Intermediate Spanish II
*These two courses are NOT approved for transfer under the NC Community College Articulation Agreement

International Activities & Dialogue (minimum of 4)

This requirement is achieved by attending events such as film screenings, international fairs, on and off campus events and participation in the Global Students Club (GSC). Students must include a product related to these activities in their e-portfolios for each global activity.

A minimum of four events outside of Global Student Club participation is required. Events not sponsored by CCC&TI must be approved prior to inclusion in the e-portfolio.

Global Experience

This requirement is achieved by completing at least A, B, or C listed below. Students will insert project-based evidence in their e-portfolios.
  • One CCCTI approved international travel & a minimum of 20 hours service learning*

  • One CCCTI approved national travel & a minimum of 30 hours service learning*

  • A minimum of 80 hours of CCCTI approved service learning
* Travelers must be at least 18 years old by the time of travel and/or application for international travel requirements.


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