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Global Learning: COIL

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Global Learning: COIL

The Global Learning: COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) microcredential will allow students to increase their global and intercultural awareness while refining their intercultural communication skills. Earners will become more culturally competent, global citizens who will be able to recognize the diverse needs and perspectives of people from different cultures. Earners will demonstrate an understanding of intercultural and cross-cultural connections in a global world. This microcredential will be of interest to those looking to gain cultural sensitivity and global knowledge, and soft skills to address diversity, equity, and inclusion, which can be utilized in any career or in graduate school settings.

Admission requirements for application:

  • Matriculation into a Farmingdale State College degree program
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Have completed EGL 102 Composition II: Writing about Literature and Level I of a foreign language (either at FSC, transferred, or assessed via a proficiency exam)
  • Meet the application requirements for the study abroad program (if applicable)
  • Completion of the Microcredential Application on Etrieve

Requirements to earn the microcredential:

  • To achieve the Global Learning: COIL microcredential, students must complete one of the following three options:
    1. Complete two COIL-designated courses at FSC
    2. Complete one COIL-designated course at FSC and complete at least Level II (second semester) of a foreign language taken at FSC
    3. Complete one COIL-designated course at FSC and complete a SUNY-Sponsored, FSC faculty-led study abroad experience
  • Students must also complete a final paper/capstone project in the Department in which the COIL academic coordinator is based.

Students who successfully earn the Global Learning: COIL microcredential will receive a green cord for graduation.

Time to complete:

2 semesters

Cost to attend:

Standard tuition rates apply. For tuition and student consumer information, please click here.

Contact Information


Memorial Hall, 215

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