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Global & Intercultural Engagement Distinction

We all live, work and study in an increasingly global and interconnected world. Internationalisation and employability are key elements in the University of Groningen Strategic Plan 2015-2020. What does this mean to you? How can you benefit from these strategic plan elements?

Amongst other things, the UG Language & Culture Policy of the University of Groningen wants to offer you the possibility to complete an extracurricular Global & Intercultural Engagement Distinction (GIED), so you can increase your language and intercultural skills, and your labour market value. The Faculty of Law runs the distinction’s pilot, so you will be the first to benefit. Read the information here presented and see if you feel attracted!

General set-up
The Global & Intercultural Engagement Distinction (GIED) consists of the following five categories:

  1. Category 1: Intercultural competence Course (6 ECTS);
  2. Category 2: International or intercultural courses (6 ECTS);
  3. Category 3: International or intercultural work experience/internship (6 ECTS);
  4. Category 4: Foreign language learning and proficiency (6 ECTS);
  5. Category 5: International study (6 ECTS).


You need to complete all categories (30 ECTS) in order to fulfil the learning outcomes of the GIED and thus have it mentioned on your diploma supplement. The way you fill in the separate categories is subject to approval by the Board of Examiners of the Faculty of Law.
Please be aware that you can only start GIED after you have received a positive BSA.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all information, there may be unintended errors and changes. The matters covered by this publication on the webpages are subject to change from time to time.

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