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How long will it take to earn this distinction?
The rate at which a student graduates with Global Distinction will vary depending on the rate the student completes the requirements. The program is designed to be completed over the course of multiple semesters.

Will I have a special cord at graduation?
There will be unique graduation regalia for students who complete the program.

Does this program transfer to other schools?
This will depend on whether the other community college has their own Global Distinction program. Isothermal Community College is among 19 North Carolina community colleges who currently have a Global Distinction program.

Can I get credit for international events off campus?
An off campus event that is not promoted by ICC’s Global Distinction program may be eligible for credit. Prior approval must be given by the program coordinator for the event to be counted among a student’s eight international activities.

How do I receive credit or track the events I attend?
All information will be tracked electronically via Moodle. Once a student enters the program, more information concerning tracking will be provided.

Do I have to be in a certain major or program to do this?
No. This program is open to all ICC curriculum students.

Does this program require international travel?
No. Thought students are encouraged to take advantage of domestic and international trips offered through the college, all of the requirements of the program can be completed locally.