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Global Distinction

SAVE THE DATE - UPCOMING VGD ORIENTATIONS:

Description Date Time Campus Room
VGD Orientation 9/5 2:30 to 3:45 West 1-131
VGD Orientation 9/6 2:30 to 3:45 West 1-131
VGD Orientation 9/19 1-3pm East 1-377
VGD Orientation 10/18 12-2pm East 3-113

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Thank you for your interest in Valencia College's Global Distinction (VGD)!

A global citizen is curious and eager to learn about the dynamics of a growing world community. The goal of Valencia's Global Distinction (VGD) is to prepare students to live and work in an interdependent and multicultural world, while having the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a competent global citizen. This preparation includes:

  • Studying global current and historical events from multiple perspectives
  • Achieving a greater degree of cross-cultural competency through multidisciplinary study
  • Appreciating diversity in others
  • Articulating self-awareness from a cross-cultural perspective
  • Fostering curiosity about the world and different groups of people.

Make sure you sign up for an orientation - that is your first step in moving forward in the program!

In order to successfully earn the Valencia Global Distinction, students must complete the following:

  • Valencia's Global Distinction Orientation Seminar
  • 15 credit hours from any of the courses on the approved VGD course list
  • 15 co-curricular hours with a global/intercultural theme OR participate in a study abroad, international internship, or international service learning program
  • Capstone project showcasing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a global citizen

All students will receive a medallion, an acknowledgement at graduation, and a Global Distinction notation on their official transcript.

CLICK THE ENROLL NOW! LINK TO THE LEFT TO GET STARTED. FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT:

STUDY ABROAD AND GLOBAL EXPERIENCES
1768 Park Center Drive - Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407-582-3608
Email: globaldistinction@valenciacollege.edu

Global Studies - Winter Park Campus

The Global Studies Track is designed to provide highly-motivated students a well-rounded general education curriculum with thematically-integrated courses. At Winter Park, the focus is on creating opportunities for students to become active, global citizens. Students will have the opportunity to Skype with students at Koning Willem I College and cap-off their coursework with a study abroad trip to the Netherlands. Students completing this track will graduate with both the Service Learning and Valencia Global Distinction recognitions.