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Are You Ready To Be a Citizen of the World?

This article appeared in the Feb. 5, 2019, issue of the student newsletter.

Did you know that DCCCD sends eligible students to the Global Citizenship Alliance (GCA) Student Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, every year, free of charge? 

The GCA Student Seminar is an intensive, seven-day international experience that aims to help students develop a better understanding of the processes and effects of globalization. Participants learn about the core values involved in being global citizens. They also find out how to integrate those values into their actions. The goal of the program is for students to return to campus ready to make positive changes in their college campus, as well as in their local and global communities. 

The Global Citizenship Alliance was founded in 2004 and has worked with more than 3,300 students, faculty and administrators to make global citizenship the foundation for knowledge and action in the 21st century. The seminar takes place at the historic Schloss Leopoldskron, a palace (where much of the "Sound of Music" movie was filmed) that overlooks the Alps and Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg, Austria. 

The GCA Student Seminar will be held from May 22-29, 2019. Travel logistics, registration and lodging will be arranged and paid for each student. 

To qualify, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a student at a college of Dallas County Community College District and have already completed 12 credit hours with at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Be a current member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) or eligible and willing to join PTK.
  • Commit to enroll at the same college in Fall 2019 and continue as a student through the Fall semester.
  • Commit to participate in a global leadership and trip orientation seminar in May and become a part of a global student leadership team engaged in sharing aspects of your experience with others in the college and community during fall 2019.
  • Be at least 18 years old by May 18, 2019.
  • Be a United States citizen and possess a valid U.S. passport with at least six months' validity beyond May 29, 2019.    
  • Have fulfilled the requirements of the DCCCD international travel policies. 

Your application is due to your college's Phi Theta Kappa advisor by March 6, 2019.

For more information or questions, please contact the Office of Global Economic Development at 214-860-5827 or at