The Cultural Capacity Certificate Program is an opportunity for students to internationalize their experience at UGA. We will take an in-depth look at how culture impacts our own lives and perceptions through reflection and group discussions. Additionally, we will understand how our own cultural identities shape the way in which we interact with others and serve as a framework for viewing leadership around the world. Participation in the Cultural Capacity Certificate Program is open to all currently enrolled UGA students at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Goals of the Program
• Be able to identify and describe the elements and components of surface and deep cultures through discussion in Cultural Capacity Seminars and written reflections.
• Be able to recognize your own cultural identity and be able to assess its influence on your perspective of the world through exposure to other background, cultures, and perspectives during Cultural Capacity Seminars, attendance at campus and community events, and self-reflection.
• Develop global awareness and be able to understand its relevance on the UGA community.
The Cultural Capacity Certificate Program is a calendar-year long program and recruitment for the 2017 cohort will commence in early fall 2016. As information sessions are scheduled for the fall 2016 semester, more information will be posted on this website.
Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program
If you are interested in the Cultural Capacity Certificate Program, you may also be interested in the Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program! The University of Georgia and the Peace Corps Prep Program have teamed up to offer UGA students the Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program, which will let you build the knowledge and acquire the skills necessary to join and serve in your preferred program area of the Peace Corps. As a participant in the Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program, you will be able to build your skills to become the best potential Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) that you can be through a combination of coursework, community outreach, and service. The Peace Corps Prep Committee will review your progress throughout the program and will award you a certificate upon completion of all requirements.
For more information about the program and to apply, please visit the UGA Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program page.