World Denizen Project

Student World Denizen Project

What is a denizen? A denizen is someone who has lived at a particular place for a prolonged period of time and has learned the culture of their new environment. It is our hope that students who become part of the Student World Denizen Project will learn and embrace the new diverse cultures and people with which they come into contact. We want our students to look beyond the classrooms of SCC and see the world and understand that our concept of community now extends beyond the campus, city, county, and the state, to encompass the world. We want our students to have the knowledge and skills that will allow them to participate in the global community and to become global citizens.

SCC’s Global Education Student World Denizen Project is designed to more fully globalize our curriculum and increase faculty, staff and student awareness and involvement in global issues, activities and dialogue through the implementation of a series of SCC-sponsored activities.

The Global Education Student World Denizen project includes the following requirements:

  1. Students will complete at least 9 credits (three courses) from the approved list of Global Education Courses (all interested students must secure approval from the Office of Global Education Initiative prior to starting the SCC Global Education Student World Denizen Project). All possible course options for the project are listed on the Global Education curriculum page. Approved transfer credit will be accepted for courses comparable to the approved list of Global Education classes offered at SCC.
  2. Students will maintain a B average or a grade-point average of 3.0 in courses designated as having global content.
  3. Students will participate in six total (a minimum of three activities during each academic year) international passport activities (screening of a film, book reading group, International Education Week activities, speakers/dialogue or an approved community event) before they graduate or transfer from SCC.
  4. Students will help plan one approved on-campus event relating to a global issue.
  5. Students gain global experience (45 hours of participation) in either a Global Education Global Studies (GLST 2900/GLST 2980) travel course and trip OR an approved International Internship.
  6. Students will give a formal capstone presentation related to their global experience (class/trip or domestic experience).
  7. Students will submit the PowerPoint of their capstone presentation to the Global Education Coordinator, to be placed on the Global Education website.
  8. Students completing the requirements of the Global Education Student World Denizen Project will receive an official Letter of Distinction.

Application Process

Signing up for the Student World Denizen Project is simple:

  • Carefully review the information on this site to become familiar with the program requirements
  • If you have questions, contact the Global Education Coordinator, Nicole Trevena Flores, with any questions.
  • Complete the Application

After you submit your application, the Global Education Coordinator will email you to set up an appointment to enroll you in the Canvas Shell and track your progress toward completion.