Category: Global Citizen Program

SPC Global Citizen Program

Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • SP/Gibbs: Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:30am – 11:30am – SA 111 or Virtually – RSPV
  • Clearwater campus: Friday, February 23, 2018 10:30am – 11:30am – ST 129 or Virtually – RSPV
  • Tarpon Springs campus: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:30am – 11:30am – DE 442B or Virtually – RSPV

Become a Global Citizen

The Global Citizen Program (GCP) at SPC is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a competent global citizen who is ready to live and work in a diverse world. The GCP entails curricular, extracurricular, and capstone components that students complete alongside their degree program.

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Global Citizen ProgramSPC’s Global Citizen Program takes off: Two students graduate!
We congratulate Mary Walsh and Marsha Nelson, the first SPC students who have successfully completed all requirements for the inaugural Global Citizen Program. Read more.


Get started now:

1. Attend an information session

2. Complete the online application

Requirements:

1. Curricular – 12 total credit hours (passed with “C” or better)

2. Extracurricular – At least one activity below

  • Study Abroad (complete the required Study Abroad Reflection Form)
  • 20 hours total of any of the following activities (combination acceptable – complete this required reflection for each activity):
    • English Conversation Partners –  a group of SPC students who volunteer to help non-native English speakers improve their conversation skills.
    • First Year Peer Mentoring – a group of current SPC students who are matched with new international students to mentor during their first year on-campus. Peers off er advice on various topics including student success, student activities, and civic engagement.
    • International Student Speakers Bureau (ISSB) – a group of international and study abroad students from SPC who volunteer to speak in classrooms on-campus as well as in the Pinellas County Schools.
    • Model United Nations Initiative – a program that places strong emphasis on research and experiential learning. Students gain critical thinking skills and knowledge about international organizations, processes for conflict resolution, as well as blocks of states that exist within the U.N. and how they diplomatically engage one another.
    • SPC Student Ambassador – a program that helps to prepare those hoping to become U.S. Citizens. Students serve as ambassadors who help them prepare for the Citizenship test. It requires attendance at 4 workshops during fall semester.
    • Off-campus or On-campus events with global theme

3. Career Integration

4. Medallion Project and ePortfolio

Upon successful completion of the Global Citizen Program, students are recognized as a Global Citizen and will be awarded:

  • A Certificate of Completion from the SPC Center for International Programs (CIP)
  • Global Citizen Commencement Medallion and SPC portfolio bag
  • Global Citizen stamp on diploma
  • A digital presence and resume that is ready for the competitive global economy

Questions?

Contact: Dr. Ramona Kirsch at 727-341-4732.


Blog Posts

Learn more about the Global Citizen Programs latest news and events by following our blog below:

CIP Congratulates SPC Globally Engaged Students!

The SPC Center for International Programs congratulates all of the following globally engaged students who received awards during the Student Awards Ceremonies on the Tarpon Springs (TS), Clearwater (CL), St Pete/Gibbs (SP/G) and Seminole (SE) campuses. Every student that was recognized has integrated global activities into their SPC experience and has displayed leadership and academic … Continue reading CIP Congratulates SPC Globally Engaged Students!

Join us for the Global Citizen Program Info Session!

Global Citizen Program

Do you want to learn more about the Global Citizen Program (GCP)? Join us for the Global Citizen Program Info Session on Friday, January 26th, 2018, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus. Sign up now! The Global Citizen Program (GCP) at SPC is designed to provide students with the knowledge, … Continue reading Join us for the Global Citizen Program Info Session!

SPC’s Global Citizen Program takes off!

We congratulate Mary Walsh (left) and Marsha Nelson (right), the first SPC students who have successfully completed all requirements for the inaugural Global Citizen Program.  They both graduated on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Mary Walsh graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. During her GCP she participated in SPC’s Bonaire Study Abroad program where she was … Continue reading SPC’s Global Citizen Program takes off!