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Become a Global Scholar - Here's How

Global Scholar Guidelines

Upcoming Orientation Sessions

3:05 - 4:15 p.m., October 10, 2013
Marcus White Living Room

- 3:05 - 4:15 p.m., February 6, 2014
Bellin Gallery, Student Center

Application Deadlines

March 1 and November 1, annually

Program Contacts

Ms. Erin Beecher
International Education Coordinator
Center for International Education
Barnard Hall, Room 123
(860) 832-2043

Mr. Aaron Faucher
University Assistant - Study Abroad
Center for International Education
Barnard Hall, Room 123
(860) 832-2217

The Global Scholar Program at CCSU

Program Description

To recognize students who have successfully completed a variety of international experiences – activities that deepen learning, challenge attitudes, and sharpen skills – Central Connecticut State University offers the distinction of Global Scholar. All matriculated CCSU students are invited to apply. The criteria include: attending the information session, engaging in activities arrayed across four categories, and submitting the requisite verification. Upon completion, the Global Scholar achievement will be documented on the student’s permanent CCSU record.

Completion Requirements

I. Attend the mandatory Information Session, which is offered at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

II. Earn and complete points (12 points)

Students must earn a minimum of 12 points across THREE (3) of the four categories (A, B, C, D) in order to qualify for program completion. At least SIX (6) of those 12 points must be earned while studying at CCSU. EACH experience/activity can only be used for points in ONE Category.

Category A: International Experience Abroad
Category B: Language Proficiency
Category C: Experience at CCSU with an international focus
Category D: Experience external to CCSU with an international focus

III. Submit a portfolio containing: 1) the application form; 2) an essay that summarizes learning activities and international competencies1,000 min. - 2,000 max. words); 3) documentation that verifies completion of/ participation in the required experiences and activities below, and 4) a resume that references international education experiences. Students must be enrolled at CCSU at the time of program completion. Successful fulfillment of the Global Scholar requirements will be noted on the student’s official CCSU transcript.