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The certificate of global leadership emphasizes leadership development, cross-cultural understanding, and global engagement. The University College and the Global Studies Program (part of the WSU Office of International programs) work together to offer this unique program. It can be integrated with any major.
- Strengths of the program
- Integrate the certificate with any major.
- Immerse yourself in an international experience — the Global Studies Program can help you find study-abroad opportunities.
- Engage with international students and cultural groups here on the WSU campus.
- Participate in groups right here at WSU that work at the intersection of local and global problems like poverty, health, sustainability, and community development.
- Featured courses
The global leadership certificate is highly flexible. The Director of Global Learning works personally with you to find courses, projects, and leadership opportunities that fit your personal interests and goals.
- Leadership Development - A one-credit course that focuses on the foundations of leadership and intercultural group dynamics.
- Global Engagement/Experiential Learning - A one-credit course that involves either study-abroad experience or an immersive service learning or co-curricular experience with global/local components.
- Core courses - Choose 12 credits (usually 3-4 courses) from among 200 WSU courses with global perspectives; you can focus your studies on what interests you the most.
- Integrative Capstone Project - A one-credit course in which you draw on your coursework and experiences to explore a global question or issue that interests you.
For more detail on the what the certificate involves, see the global leadership certificate home page.
Note: See the WSU Catalog for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs. Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, start by doing these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need.
The Global Studies Office assists students with applying for prestigious scholarships including Fulbright, NSEP, and Marshall programs.