Global and Intercultural Engagement

Demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity and the ability to interact respectfully with all people while understanding individual differences. Comprehend how one’s actions affect both local and global communities. Build meaningful connections and interrelationships in order to address the world’s most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably.

Improve Your Global and Intercultural Engagement Competency

  • Visit Stetson’s WORLD office to explore study abroad opportunities or find ways to connect with our international students
  • Connect with Stetson’s Center for Community Engagement to find intercultural volunteer opportunities
  • Identify student and community organizations that offer the opportunity to engage with individuals different from you using HatterSync
  • Challenge yourself to attend cultural credit events that give you a different perspective about the community and world around you

Describe Your Global and Intercultural Engagement Competency to Employers and Grad Schools

  • Develop my awareness of otherness (gender, race, culture, religion, age, disabilities, nationality, lifestyle, etc.)
  • Exercise responsible citizenship through involvement in my community
  • Expand my awareness of local, regional, national and global current events
  • Increase my ability to discern and account for my own and other’s worldviews
  • Respect differences across individuals
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in relation to the local and global community
  • Gain exposure to individuals different from me
  • Work or live in a multilingual environment and among a multicultural group
  • Know and appreciate other cultures’ customs and social, political and religious behaviors
  • Accept different values, beliefs, communication habits and notions of time
  • Understand my own attitudes and when necessary, ability to adapt my practices
  • Respect differences and diversity
  • Develop awareness of my values and biases
  • Value, respect, and am comfortable with differences between others and me
  • Recognize how my identities intersect and inform my attitudes, values and biases
  • Seek out educational and training opportunities to improve understanding of issues of equity and inclusion
  • Suspend judgment in valuing interactions with culturally different others
  • Appreciate and apply diverse perspectives, ways of knowing and values
  • Analyze the complexity of the interconnectedness of local and global communities politically, economically, socially and culturally
  • Recognize and address the global implications of human, environmental and economic exploitation
  • Develop the ability to examine contemporary issues and their historical contexts
  • Recognize and value multiple perspectives
  • Understand how actions are shaped by multiple forces, including values and economic and social inequity
  • Make informed choices regarding personal community involvement, social justice issues and leadership roles.
  • Work collaboratively with diverse partners to solve problems for a common good
  • Understand how culture affects perceptions, attitudes, values and behaviors
  • Recognize how social structures and systems create and perpetuate inequities resulting in social and economic marginalization and limited opportunities
  • Commit to fundamental principles of freedom of thought and expression, equality, respect for others, diversity and social justice
  • Participate in society as consciously global citizens.
  • Navigate an increasingly complex and diverse world by appreciating and adopting multiple cultural perspectives or worldviews
  • Build awareness of how communities impact individuals, and how, in turn, an individual impacts, serves and shapes communities
  • Evolve my awareness of culture and power in community dynamics

Rubrics to Assess Global and Intercultural Engagement Learning