Thank you for interest in Valencia College's Global Distinction (VGD)!
The mission of 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.
By the end of the program students will be able to...
Complete the Intent to Graduate with VGD Distinction online submission form before the application deadline for your term of graduation.Submit Intent to Graduate
Prospective students can choose between two pathways for completion of the program.
Tier #1 – Global Ambassador
In order to become a Global Ambassador, students are required to complete Milestones 1 and 2 in the VGD Canvas space.
Upon completion of Tier #1, the SAGE Office will provide students with a certificate of completion, small graduation gift, and would be glad to provide a letter of recommendation for any future endeavors. Please see the Global Ambassador Handbook for more details.
Tier #2 – Global Citizen
In order to become a Global Citizen, students are required to complete Milestones 1-3 in the VGD Canvas space.
Upon completion of Tier #2, the SAGE Office will provide students with a certificate of completion, small graduation gift, and would be glad to provide a letter of recommendation for any future endeavors. In addition, students will receive a medallion that can be worn at graduation and a Global Distinction notation on their official transcript. Please see the Global Citizen Handbook for more details.
If you are interested in becoming a VGD student, please complete the following:
The History of the Distinction
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. The program, therefore, provides Valencia students with the opportunity to learn and practice the principles of how to live in and contribute to a growing interdependent and multicultural world. Its brief history, reflects not just the dedication of a group of faculty and administrators to bring this program into fruition, but also Valencia's commitment to global learning and experiences.
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The Global Distinction approved courses listed count towards your internationalized course requirements.
Use the Credit Class Schedule Search to find VGD approved internationalized courses. To be able to navigate the course list, please select the term and "Global Learning" as the class type to find the internationalized courses. If you have any questions, please contact the SAGE Office.
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Please see below a few sample capstone presentations from past VGD students. Capstone projects are the culminating reflection where our students can highlight the knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained throughout the program. Click on the hyperlinked documents to see the presentations.
Education and its Role on Global Economy
by Alina Rivera-Campo
A Global Approach to Improving Mental Health at Home
by Jennifer Tolliver
The United States' Dreamers
by Aitana Arbulu
The Uyghur Genocide
by Brent Marrero Pagan
|Wayne Bart||Asst Dir, Advising|
|Aby Boumarate||Professor, English|
|Tammy Gitto||Professor, Humanities|
|Jerry Hensel||Professor, Comp Prgrm/Analy|
|Vivian Ruiz||Professor, English|
|Melissa Schreiber||Professor, Biology|