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.
- Enrollment in WPCC’s Associate in Arts degree program or CCP transfer pathway
- Completion of no more than 15 credit hours of your program of study
- 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.
- Completion of 15 credit hours of globally intensive courses within the Associate in Arts program of study
- Active membership in WPCC’s World View Club
- Completion of 8 international activities and dialogues
- 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
- Documentation and reflection of program activities in an e-Portfolio
- Delivery of a capstone presentation during final WPCC semester
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.
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
Dr. Ann Marie Radaskiewicz, Dean of Arts & Sciences