Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Understand, adapt to, and thrive in a culturally diverse, global environment by studying abroad, participating in the Global Awareness Program, or becoming a Global Scholar. Options for this ELE range across double majoring with a language, or taking a "less commonly taught language" such as Latin or Japanese. 

  • Completing the Global Awareness Program (GAP)
  • Participating in an approved Study Abroad experience 
  • Being selected as a Global Scholar
  • Taking at least two semesters of a less commonly taught language
  • Double majoring/minoring in any language or in an area studies program
  • International students may fulfill this ELE by:
    • Completing any of the above 
    • Completing KU Core requirements GE 4.1 and GE 4.2 with Honors courses

Reflection Question: How has this experience enhanced your education? Please pay particular attention to the ways that this experience prepared you to be a globally connected citizen.


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