Global Citizenship ELE

The world is increasingly interconnected. Students engaging in global citizenship have either been abroad or have taken coursework that prepares them to thrive in a culturally diverse environment.   

Students selecting to fulfill this Enhanced Experience might consider the following options, though students are not limited to these:  

  • Complete the Global Awareness Program (GAP) Certificate
  • Double major or minor in any language, an area studies program (Latin American Studies, Russian & Eastern European Studies, etc.), or Global & International Studies
  • Be elected for the Global Scholars Program  
  • Complete an approved Study Abroad experience  
  • Study a less commonly taught language Less Commonly Taught Language (any foreign language except French, German, and Spanish)
  • Completing a language elective  
  • Completing KU Core requirements GE 4.1 and GE 4.2 with Honors courses

Reflection Question: How has this experience enhanced your education? In the process of answering this question, please pay particular attention to the ways in which this experience prepared you to be a globally connected citizen. 

Note: The examples above are broad and incomplete; please talk to your advisor for more information about what will count for this ELE.


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