Global Learning

A goal of the Central Piedmont Global Learning Office (GLO) is to prepare students and faculty for life and work in a global society. The GLO accomplishes this by facilitating the Global Issues Forums, expanding international service-learning opportunities and study abroad as well as strengthening ties with local and international organizations to increase opportunities for workforce development.

Central Piedmont 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 international programs in more than 10 countries.

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 Central Piedmont students with classes around the world. 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 Brazil and Tanzania.

A full year work-study scholarship to Germany also is possible through a liaison with the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange. For more information, contact the Director of Global Learning at 704.330.6167 or visit the Study Abroad website. The Office is located in Room 303 of the Overcash Building on Central Campus.