Earn JCC's Global Citizenship Badge

Global Citizenship badgeOur world is changing rapidly. Never before has it been more important to be aware of how global systems work and to understand our roles as members of the world community. Jamestown Community College has developed a digital badging system for you to collect and organize your studies and activities so that you can demonstrate your competencies to transfer colleges and universities and future employers. 

We challenge you to build the experiences, skills, and characteristics that define a GLOBAL CITIZEN.

Global citizens are individuals who:

  • Are aware of the wider world and understand their own roles within it
  • Respect and value diversity
  • Are passionately committed to social justice
  • Participate in the community at a range of levels – from local to global
  • Work with others to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place
  • Take responsibility for their actions

Explore 10 reasons you should become a global citizen

How do I get started? 

Begin your pathway to global citizenship by completing this webform.

Once you’ve completed the form, the global citizenship coordinator will monitor your progress and award your badges through Credly.

You will earn the Global Citizenship Badge by earning each of these three sub-badges:

Global issues badge Global skills badge Global engagement badge


Global Issues Sub-Badge

This badge indicates that you have explored some of the diverse issues that have shaped, are shaping, and are essential for sustaining our world.

Earn by completing any one of the following courses with a grade of B or better:

  • ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 2520: Peoples/Cultures of World
  • ANT 2590: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender
  • ANT 2600: Planet Earth: Critical Topics
  • BIO 2550: Conservation Biology
  • BIO 2570: Environmental Issues/Ethics
  • BIO 2600: Planet Earth: Critical Topics
  • BIO 2620: Tropical Biology
  • BUS 1650: Global Business
  • CMM 2600: Planet Earth: Critical Topics
  • CMM 2610: Mass Communication / Media Literacy
  • CRI 2580: Introduction to Terrorism
  • GEO 1520: World Regional Geography
  • GLS 2500: Global Studies Capstone
  • GLS 1500: Introduction to Global Studies
  • HIS 1510: World History Before 1500
  • HIS 2600: Global History through Food
  • POL 1520: World Politics
  • REL 1520: Intro to New Testament
  • REL 2580: Survey of Islamic Studies
  • RUS 2560: Russian Civilization & Culture
  • SOC 2580: Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 2590: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender
  • SPA 2560: Latin American Civilization / Culture
  • Global Leadership Course
  • Special Paired Course on a Global Issue

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Global Skills Sub-Badge

This badge indicates that you have begun to develop language skills that are essential to success in our global society.

Earn by completing any one of the following courses with a grade of B or better:

  • ASL 1510: Introductory Sign Language I
  • ASL 1520: Introductory Sign Language II
  • ARA 1510: Introductory Arabic I
  • ARA 1520: Introductory Arabic I
  • FRE 1510: Introductory French I
  • FRE 1520: Introductory French II
  • FRE 2510: Intermediate French I
  • FRE 2520: Intermediate French II
  • RUS 1510: Introductory Russian I
  • SPA 1510: Introductory Spanish I
  • SPA 1520: Introductory Spanish II
  • SPA 2510: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPA 2520: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPA 2550: Spanish Conversation and Composition I

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Why should you learn another language?

Global Engagement Sub-Badge

This badge indicates that you have taken action to apply your global knowledge to a real world experience in a meaningful way.

Earn by completing any one of the following credit-bearing experiences with a grade of B or better:


Earn by engaging in any four of the activities below and reflecting on the experience in written form:

  • Actively engage with JCC’s International Club, Earth Awareness Club, or other global student organization
  • Attend two global art, theatre, film, or music events
  • Mentor an international student
  • Read and review two works of global literature
  • Tutor speakers of other languages in English
  • Tutor students whose primary language is English in a second language
  • Complete a campus or community global action project

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