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Global Education

Wilmington College’s global education program seeks to lead students to a life of success and service in an increasingly interconnected world.

Why Global Education?

According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, 96% of employers rate intercultural skills and 53% rate knowledge of global issues as important considerations when hiring graduates.

All Wilmington College students will take at least 2 courses with a Global focus; these courses are available in most major/minor programs as well as throughout General Education. Students will complete their Global Education experience by taking GL 320: Wilmington Global Signature in the junior or Senior year. The Wilmington Global Signature is a seminar course in which students will examine one theme, area or period through the lens of social justice, Quaker values and ask how these issues form a part of universal questions that are faced by, and unify, the human experience.

In a sequence of four classes, students take a journey towards the type of global awareness that employers are looking for, increasing their understanding of

  • the perspectives of cultures other than their own;
  • global issues, particularly as they relate to peace, social justice, and/or ecology;
  • and the interconnectedness of the world and their roles as engaged members of a global community.

GL 425 Course Descriptions SPring 2019

Student's Perspective

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“This course has had a major effect on my thinking; I have realized that I am a global citizen, and I can have a huge impact on the world around me even though I am a young college student.”

– Alena Moore

“The opportunity to create and customize a unique service abroad experience served as an avenue to better myself as well as experience the world. I have invented a personal philosophy to always treat each and every person that I come into contact with with the same exultation and elation as the Maasai tribe bestowed upon us. Since my return, I have witnessed the effects that my travels have had on my job search and my professional pursuits and would recommend without reservation becoming globally involved in your community.”

– Erin Wollett, Class of 2015

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