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Program Overview

Global Distinction bestows honorable recognition to students for their commitment to a global perspective. It is an opportunity for students to show thei​r commitment to global engagement through participation in a regimen of international courses and events at The Chicago School. Participation in the program provides one way for a student to actively contribute to the shrinking of cultural divides by learning to understand themselves in the context of the world today and to use this knowledge to effectively engage across diverse cultures. To receive recognition, participants compile a portfolio consisting of three components:

  • Experience
  • Academic
  • Final project

A student who successfully completes the program is:

  • Honored at Commencement (notated in the program and provided with a green honor cord to keep).
  • Awarded the “Global Distinction" notation on their transcript.

To apply, a student must:



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Program Portfolio Components

Experience: Complete a reflection for four or more the following (any combination of activities is acceptable):

  • Globe Talks
  • Webinars on international topics
  • Activities with global focus sponsored by The Community Solution Education System community
  • Work with international NGOs
  • Domestic work to support an international project or effort
Academic: Choose one of the following:
  • Complete a course that includes international engagement
  • Complete a study abroad or Field Experience program
  • Conduct international research
Final ProjectComplete a capstone paper on the impact of global exposure to the student's educational journey and its application to current and future professional activities. The maximum length of the capstone paper is five pages. It must include references in APA format. Submit the final project on the groupize site.

Deadline: To allow sufficient time for review, all Global Distinction requirements are must be completed and submitted at least four weeks prior to the end of the term/semester in which the student will complete degree requirements. Late submissions will not be accepted.