TCS Global Distinction

The TCS Global Distinction program bonds the entire TCS community around our mission, providing concrete opportunities for recognition of global engagement for all members of the TCS family.

Important Note!

The TCS Global Distinction Program is currently available to:

  • Students at Pacific Oaks College (accepting applications on a rolling basis)
  • Students at Saybrook University (accepting applications on a rolling basis)
  • Students at TCSPP (Coming soon! Check back in Fall 2022)


Check back here for updates and look out for upcoming announcements from TCS Community & Global Engagement.

Program Description

The TCS Global Distinction program asks applicants to commit to a globally focused career by participating in international education opportunities, and reflecting upon the value of an international perspective in work and study. As part of the TCS mission, TCS students and staff are called to become agents of change and serve the global community. Global agents of change are innovative, open minded and selfless in their work. They actively contribute to the shrinking of cultural divides by learning to understand themselves in the context of the world today and use this knowledge to effectively engage with culturally diverse groups. Agents of change understand how economic, cultural and political global trends shape our world and work toward correcting inequities.


Members of the TCS community are invited to apply to receive Global Distinction. Successful applicants will receive a notation of distinction to add to an official transcript and/or professional resume, and be recognized and honored throughout the TCS community.


Requirements

Global Distinction is a structured opportunity for students completing a degree at a TCS affiliate to be recognized for commitment to the pursuit of an advanced skill set acquired through intentional participation in globally focused programs throughout their educational journey.

1) Experience: Attend 4 TCS Global Distinction Activities (includes: GLOBE Talks, Education Beyond Borders, courses, study abroad, and more) and submit a Global Distinction Activity- Reflection Form for each.

2) Final Project: Capstone paper on the impact of global exposure in one’s educational journey and application to current and future professional activity. Papers should be no more than 5 pages and include references in APA format.

Students at Pacific Oaks College and Saybrook University

Global Distinction is a structured opportunity for students completing a degree at a TCS affiliate to be recognized for commitment to the pursuit of an advanced skill set acquired through intentional participation in globally focused programs throughout their educational journey.

1) Experience: Attend 4 TCS Global Distinction Activities (includes: GLOBE Talks, Education Beyond Borders, courses, study abroad, and more) and submit a Global Distinction Activity- Reflection Form for each.

2) Final Project: Capstone paper on the impact of global exposure in one’s educational journey and application to current and future professional activity. Papers should be no more than 5 pages and include references in APA format.


Timeline:

Students may complete distinction requirements at any time. To allow sufficient time for review, graduating students must abide by the following deadlines to receive distinction ahead of their graduation ceremony:



Programs for students at other TCS affiliate schools coming soon!


GLOBE Talk 11.15.21 Enduring, Multidimensional, Relationship Based: A Framework for Successful International Partnerships

Process: Steps to Distinction

  1. Apply for the program as soon as possible
  2. Complete the requirements.
  3. Complete final project. Student capstone papers should be submitted on this site.
  4. Committee Review of Candidacy




Contact Community & Global Engagement with questions: engage@tcsedsystem.edu