Applications for the Fall 2017 Global Citizenship Program Cohort were accepted until September, 2017. If you are interested in applying for the fall 2018 deadline, please contact Caitlin Bletscher via email.
The Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership (CTLL) Global Citizenship Program (GCP) is an interdisciplinary, transformative student program that develops leaders and empowers global citizens in agricultural, human, and natural resource sciences who will successfully address the interconnected, global issues that currently face our world.
While WSU currently offers several majors, minors, certificates, and specializations with a global focus, the CTLL Global Citizenship Program is the only cohort program offered across disciplines, with a prepared and guided educational abroad experience, academic mentoring, professional networking, and local intercultural service learning.
Employers show a strong preference for hiring graduates with global experiences and intercultural skills that complement their specialization. GCP students are not only prepared to become successful global citizens in their diverse workforce, but they also develop a tangible, global ePortfolio that demonstrates this success. This program provides students with a foundation for developing global competencies through experiential learning, systems thinking, and real-life application, giving them a leg up in their first job and leadership training to last throughout their career.
Your investment in this four-year cohort program is leveraged by additional support in the form of scholarships and awards that will support your service learning projects and abroad experience.
The CTLL is so deeply invested in the many global competencies developed through abroad education that they commit to assisting with costs in student’s abroad programs.
Cohort-based programs have shown to successfully enhance shared learning on a deeper level. Over the four years, GCP cohort members move through their global curriculum and experiences at the same pace, building life-long, meaningful connections. This environment successfully prepares students for professional workplaces that highlight collaboration and communication among diverse groups and teams.
Not sure of your major? Not a problem: the GCP is a cross-disciplinary academic experience, where you will learn about the intersectionality of industries among agricultural, human, and natural resource sciences. Cross-disciplinary education has been proven to enhance student motivation, increase critical thinking skills to consider other viewpoints, and heighten creativity. The GCP allows students to make the necessary connections between concepts in order to best understand the interconnectedness of our global systems and prepare them to develop collaborative, creative solutions in their international industries.
For more information, please download our Global Citizenship Program brochure (pdf).