What is the Global Studies Certificate Program?Camelot’s Global Studies Certificate Program recognizes and encourages students who are engaging with their community and the world. Students earn credit for specific academic and extracurricular requirements they may already participate in, and are encouraged to seek additional experiences that will help them develop certain knowledge and soft skills under the categories of Community Service, Cultural Exposure and Leadership. After completing the 2-year program, students will receive a certificate and notation on their transcript in recognition of their commitment to Global Citizenship. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are central to our program, and guide participants to topics of global importance that they may explore in personal and academic projects. We gather from time to time for shared outings and group discussion, including a summer orientation to welcome new participants and begin individual planning for the upcoming year.
Who is this program for?The Global Studies Certificate Program is open to students entering 10th or 11th grade who are naturally inclined to engage in their community, learn more about other cultures and solve global challenges. We look for budding efforts to engage, thoughtful reflection on prior experiences, and leadership potential. The program is intended to recognize, encourage and guide these efforts.
What is Global Citizenship?Global Citizens possess the knowledge, skills, and character to embrace difference, solve problems, and effect change. As the world grows more connected and intertwined, we find ourselves faced with exciting opportunities and boundless challenges that require global understanding and cooperation. Global Citizens recognize that everyone is as much a citizen of the world as of his or her own country. With that knowledge comes a responsibility to understand and care about how the world affects us, and how we, in turn, affect it.
Requirements for Completion of the
Global Studies Certificate Program
These requirements will help students to develop the skills and character needed for global citizenship by guiding them to:
Empathize - Lead - Understand - Serve - Explore
Committee Review of Application and Transcript
*Interviews will be held on March 5, 2021.
Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations has outlined these key issues that must be addressed at a global level. They will serve as a guide for ‘global topics’ that students may explore.
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.