Global Engagement

Center for Global Engagement

CPCC created the Center for Global Engagement in July 2016 to support the many global initiatives in which the college is involved. Student programs include:

  • the Global Learning Office,
  • North Carolina Scholars of Global Distinction,
  • the Global Issues Forums,
  • international service-learning, and
  • study-abroad travel programs.

Additionally, relationships with local and international organizations increase opportunities for students, faculty and staff to increase their global awareness, competencies and work-based learning opportunities. The Center is located on Central Campus in the Hall Building, Room 205. Contact the Dean's office at 704.330.2722, ext. 3630 or ext. 3061.

Charlotte Regional Collaborative
A major community initiative is the Charlotte Regional Collaborative for a Global Economy. Sixteen community colleges from 29 counties in both North and South Carolina come together to prepare, educate and train workers in the Charlotte region to be and remain competitive. Their work is jobs-driven and closely aligned with state, regional and local economic development efforts.  

Global Logistics
The college's Global Logistics programs provide courses for individuals seeking jobs in supply chain management, logistics, transportation, warehousing, import/export compliance, business processes and more.

Global Learning
The Global Learning Office (GLO) at CPCC prepares students, faculty and staff for life, education and work in a global society. The GLO accomplishes this by facilitating Global Issues Forums, expanding international service-learning and study abroad travel programs, as well as strengthening ties with local and international organizations for students, faculty and staff to increase their global awareness, competencies and work-based learning opportunities.

The Global Learning Office is located in Room 303 of the Overcash Building on Central Campus. For more information, contact the Director of Global Learning at 704.330.6167 or visit the Global Learning website at cpcc.edu/study-abroad.

CPCC provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to increase their global awareness and competencies. The College encourages faculty to globalize curriculum, host speakers on international topics and support participation in international community events. Global Learning provides an outstanding opportunity to broaden one’s perspective and boost language skills, by offering short-term study abroad programs in nine countries in 2018.  A full year work-study scholarship to Germany also is possible through a liaison with the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange.

Past study abroad programs have included:

  • language immersion in Peru, Germany and France,
  • business courses in China and Brazil,
  • liberal arts in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom and
  • service projects in Guatemala, Brazil and Tanzania.

In 2015, the College joined the N.C. Scholars of Global Distinction Program. This partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. Community Colleges is designed to equip students with the global competencies and skills needed for the 21st century workforce. Participating students expand their intercultural awareness and understanding of the global relevance of their college studies by completing the program’s requirements.

Students also are exposed to cultures through the “Global Classroom," a virtually equipped class that connects CPCC students with classes around the world.