Global Compentence Certification (GCC)

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An innovative pre-departure and on-program course for study abroad, volunteering, internships, teach abroad, au pair, work and travel.

Designed to support learners participating in an international experience, our Global Competence Certificate builds their global competence; the knowledge, skills, and understanding we believe are needed to create a more just and peaceful world. The content, now available in 7 languages, is designed to meet key educational goals that help learners develop intercultural competence and deal with cultural adjustment.

These goals are organized into four core areas:

  • Self-awareness

  • Awareness about others

  • Emotional intelligence, and

  • Bridges across difference

Check out this great article: New study validates the effectiveness of AFS Global Competence Certificate Program

Interested in applying for the Global Competence Certification?

Fill out the application below and pay the program fee for the course. This fee holds your spot in our next class and includes everything you will need.

Interested in taking your certification abroad and putting your new skills to work with one of our volunteer positions in Cuba, Costa Rica or the Galapagos?

Not ready to fill out an application but have questions? Contact us.