The Global Citizen is a co-curricular program that allows students to explore multiple perspectives on what “global citizenship” means, how to put it into practice, and how to continue their development beyond graduation. Students who complete the program will receive CCR recognition and a certificate of completion from the Centre for International Experience.
The Global Citizen program’s goal is to help students develop global competencies and a global outlook as preparation for global opportunities that are local or abroad. The program consists of three parts: Global Fluency, Global Experience, Global Give Back. Students need to complete activities, in Canada or overseas, under each pillar.
Global Fluency will provide an introductory framework to students. In Global Experience, students will choose their own global engagement path by enrolling in approved programs across U of T or choosing activities outside of U of T. In Global Give Back, students will reflect on their program experience and outline how they plan to use their new global skills in the future.
All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus are eligible to participate.
Log onto CLNx and search the Global Citizen Program in the experiential learning tab to register to the program.
To obtain CCR credit, students will complete a minimum of 40 hours across the three parts of program within two years. Students have the flexibility to determine their own schedule but below is a sample timeline for completion in two years.
Timeline sample schedule:
Upon signing up for the Global Citizen Program, students will complete 40 hours of engagement across three unique steps – Global Fluency, Global Experience, and Global Give Back – within a two-year time span. Completion of each step will be tracked via CLNx.
In Global Fluency, students will:
- Take part in a one-hour virtual asynchronous introductory module;
- Complete two two-hour in-person workshops centered on “Building a Global Mindset” and “An Introduction to Intercultural Skills.”
In Global Experience, students will:
- Engage in a variety of on and/or off-campus activities that focus on strengthening their Global Perspectives and Engagement and Community and Civic Engagement competencies.
*Please visit the Building a Global Portfolio tab for more information about acceptable Global Experience activities.
In Global Give Back, students will:
- Reflect on their experience in the Global Citizen Program and share their plans for using global skills in their academic journey and beyond through a written reflection.
After successful completion of all three steps, students will receive the Global Citizen notation on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR), which is an official U of T record that captures student engagement and the skills/competencies they developed beyond the classroom. Students will also receive a certificate of completion from the Centre for International Experience and be recognized at the annual year-end completion ceremony.
Once students have completed the introductory module and the two Global Fluency Workshops, they can begin the Global Experience step. Students can choose activities based on their own interest to engage in at home or abroad. There are two categories of Global Experience activities: Global Perspectives and Engagement & Community and Civic Engagement.
Below is a sample list of campus sponsored activities that fulfill the global experience requirements in both categories. You may also choose activities outside of the following list in your local community.
Global Perspectives and Engagement- globally focused academic experiences, conferences, lectures, study abroad, work experiences, and student organizations.
Kwansei Gakuin University – Cross-Cultural Program
Community and Civic Engagement- civic and community focused academic experiences, conferences, lectures, volunteer/work experiences, and student organizations.
If you have any questions about the overall program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.