Scholar of global distinction program

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?

WPCC’s Scholar of Global Distinction Program is for students who want to earn an Associate of Arts degree with a global focus by completing 15 credit hours of globally intensive courses, by participating in WPCC’s World View Club and its activities, by gaining global experience in study-travel or domestic intercultural activities, and by completing a capstone presentation related to their global learning experience.  Completers of the program receive a “Graduated with Global Distinction” notation on their WPCC transcript and wear a special cord at their graduation ceremony.

Admission requirements 

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ENROLLMENT

  • Enrollment in WPCC’s Associate in Arts degree program or CCP transfer pathway
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COMPLETION

  • Completion of no more than 15 credit hours of your program of study
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COMMITMENT

  • Commitment to completion of all requirements for earning the distinction

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A GLOBAL SCHOLAR OF DISTINCTION

  • Greater awareness of other cultures and development of intercultural competency.
  • Preparation for successful participation in an interconnected world.   
  • Completion of a resume-building credential that sets you apart on college applications and in the job market.
  • Access to the resources of UNC World View at UNC Chapel Hill.
  • Participation in affordable study-travel opportunities.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

    1. Completion of 15 credit hours of globally intensive courses within the Associate in Arts program of study
    2. Active membership in WPCC’s World View Club
    3. Completion of 8 international activities and dialogues
    4. Completion of 30 hours of global experience, which can consist of one or more of the following activities:
        • An international study-travel trip
        • A mission trip for the purpose of volunteer work
        • The Study Abroad Association’s free Global 360 Cultural Studies Virtual Term Abroad
        • Domestic intercultural experiences
        • Global-oriented volunteer work
    1. Documentation and reflection of program activities in an e-Portfolio
    2. Delivery of a capstone presentation during final WPCC semester

pROGRAM APPLICATION

Please fill out and submit the form below.  Upon acceptance to the program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will help you navigate through the program and complete all of the requirements.

Contact Information

To learn more about becoming a Scholar of Global Distinction, please contact:

Mr. Mark Pellatt, Department Head for Social Sciences, Physical Education, and Visual Arts
mpellatt@wpcc.edu
(828) 448-3543

Dr. Ann Marie Radaskiewicz, Dean of Arts & Sciences
aradaskiewicz@wpcc.edu
(828) 448-3509