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What is the Certificate of Intercultural Engagement?

The ability to communicate and act effectively and appropriately across cultural difference is an essential skill that is sought after in the globalized workplaces of today, whether at home or abroad. Employers seek graduates who are proficient in at least one foreign language and who can successfully navigate the complexities of working with others of different cultures. The Certificate of Intercultural Engagement (CIE) supports UT students of all majors in becoming interculturally competent bridge builders through language study, global knowledge coursework, global engagement activities and study abroad.

Program Benefits

Upon completion of the CIE program requirements, undergraduate students will earn the "Certificate of Intercultural Engagement" notation on their official UT transcript and will receive an official certificate to complement their UT diploma. Students also receive a sash and cords of distinction to wear at graduation. Participation in this program indicates a student’s commitment to academics and the development of intercultural competence.

Where to begin

Visit the coordinator of the CIE to discuss this program opportunity in Plant Hall room 311C or (813) 257-3138.

Certificate of Intercultural Engagement Application