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Global Citizenship Certificate Students

Five Global Citizenship Certificate students presented at FSU’s 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. From left: Brianna Weber; Megan Boettcher; Elçin Haskollar, Ph.D., Program Director for the Global Citizenship Certificate; Rayne Neunie; Abigail Sanders; Kelsey Lewis.

Global Citizenship Certificate Develops Cross-Cultural Communication Skills, Fosters Global-Readiness

The Center for Global Engagement’s Global Citizenship Certificate program, which allows undergraduate students to gain cross-cultural communication skills and competencies and to foster global-readiness, was mentioned as one of the outstanding programs contributing to FSU winning NAFSA’s 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Internationalization.

“The beauty of the program is that it brings together students who already have an interest in global issues and those who have not been exposed to cultures, languages, and issues outside of their own,” said Elçin Haskollar, Ph.D., Program Director for the Global Citizenship Certificate. “Engaging in meaningful intercultural dialogue and conducting research on world problems are important steps in understanding the world and thriving in today’s global society. The certificate program provides students with intercultural skills and opportunities to increase their global awareness and knowledge. They’re then better equipped to tackle many important challenges such as eradicating poverty, having access to primary education and safe drinking water.”

The certificate program involves taking four classes (two required and two elective academic courses), as well as participation in international and cross-cultural experiences and events on campus. Active learning and reflection, together with cross-cultural interaction and dialogue, help students develop skills and competencies needed to be a global-ready graduate.

The foundational class, Global Perspectives (IFS 2070/2052), introduces students to the basic concepts, theories, functions and behaviors associated with intercultural communication. Students can register for the Fall session of Global Perspectives until April 28; the open session of this Fall class [IFS 2070 0003 (13684)] will be held on Mondays at 2-4:30 p.m. at The Globe, Room 2300.

The capstone course, Global Citizenship, is a research-based course in which students develop a final project based on their intercultural and global experiences. Students then present their research papers in a poster presentation at FSU’s Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The five certificate students pictured above presented their research on the following topics: The Rising Far-Right Party Phenomena in Europe; Rethinking Pacification: The Integration of Favelas in Brazil; The Human Resource Crisis: A Case Study of Tanzania and Kenya; The Untold Stories of Voluntourism; Higher Education in Ethiopia: Misguiding Future Leaders.

For more information about the certificate, visit our website


 Henry Pranoto

International Ph.D. Student Sings, Conducts in University Singers Concert

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Opperman Music Hall

Henry Pranoto, Ph.D. candidate from Indonesia studying music education with a focus on choral conducting, will sing and conduct in FSU’s University Singers Concert on Tuesday, April 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall.

This University Singers Concert will feature Balinese Gamelan music. Pranoto and other university singers will be performing a Janger-Balinese piece.

Pranoto is a teaching assistant for Dr. Kevin Fenton, professor of choral conducting and ensembles. After graduation, Pranoto wants to give back to his community by building an institution affiliated with the U.S. that can establish an ethnically diverse music program.

“I would like to build a host institution for international students to come and learn about the local culture and bring it back out into the world,” said Pranoto. “I keep in contact with the mayor in my hometown of Semarang. I will be going back to assist with the Semarang Music Society concert on October 28, which involves 300 young people locally. My hope is to continue to work with local officials after graduation to bring my dream to life.”

The University Singers Concert is free and open to the public. Please see for more information.


More Upcoming Events


International Coffee Hour – Every Friday Starting March 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | The Globe Lounge & Dining Room
U.S. students, scholars, and faculty gather for coffee and snacks every Friday. It's a great place to meet new people from various parts of the world, see old friends, and make plans for the weekend. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate


English Conversation Club – Every Monday-Friday | 4-5 p.m. | The Globe Lounge
International students, scholars, and their families at all levels of speaking English as a second/other language are invited to meet in a relaxed atmosphere to practice conversational English. Groups are led by experienced English tutors. 


Global Citizenship Drop-In Advising – Tues. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wed. 1-3 p.m. | Fri. 1-3 p.m. | The Globe Suite 1200
Drop-in advising hours are for any student who wants to learn about the Global Citizenship Certificate. This certificate prepares FSU students to succeed in a diverse and multicultural world. Learn more:


Global Exchanges Information Sessions – Every Tuesday 3:30 p.m. | Every Wednesday 12:30 p.m. | The Globe Room 2600
Find out how you can study at an international university while earning FSU credits, paying FSU tuition and using your financial aid! Topics covered include: selecting the right program, application process, and course selection and financial aid. See the complete list of FSU’s global exchange programs at:


Foreign Assistance and Foreign Policy – Thurs., April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
The College of Social Science and Public Policy's Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series presents this talk by Ericc Reading, Executive Vice President of Chemonics International, member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Board, and FSU Alumnus. He will examine how foreign assistance investments in disaster relief, public health, food security, basic education, and economic growth support our country's national interest. The event is free and open to the public. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate


"Know Your Rights" Training – Mon., April 10 | 6 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium
The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights (CAHR) and Advocates for Immigrant and Refugees Rights (AIRR) will hold a Know Your Rights training. Terry Coonan, CAHR Executive Director, and Daniela Donoso from AIRR will be presenting a basic, general information training about the Constitutional rights of non-immigrants and immigrants in the United States. The event is open to anyone in the FSU community. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate


Global Café Featuring Morocco – Fri., April 14 | 11 a.m. until food runs out | The Globe Dining Room
$7 cash or check only. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate


Intercultural Program Series Featuring Russia: A Slavic Culture – Thurs., April 20 | 7-9 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room
Experience the culture of Russia from literature to cinema. This event will be co-hosted by the Slavic Student Association. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate


U.S. Challenges in the Middle East – Thurs., April 20 | 5 p.m. | Law School Rotunda
The College of Social Science and Public Policy's Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series presents a talk from Ambassador Dennis Ross on "U.S. Challenges in the Middle East," A scholar and diplomat with more than two decades of experience, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. Involvement in the Middle East peace process. The event is free and open to the public. Qualifies for the Global Citizenship Certificate

Global Citizenship Certificate Qualifying Event  Denotes a Global Citizenship Certificate qualifying event.

The Global Citizenship Certificate is designed to help undergraduate students maximize the rich cultural learning experiences available to them on campus, in the community, and abroad. Learn more:

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