Highlight the intercultural competencies you develop through University at Buffalo's global learning experiences.
Global dexterity is the ability to adapt one’s behavior to achieve the effective engagement of a new culture.
The Global Dexterity micro-credential challenges students to develop and practice effective intercultural behavior. Available to UB students that participate in a global learning program, the Global Dexterity micro-credential invites participants to integrate their learning from the hands-on experience of a new culture, group reflection sessions, and written work. This multi-dimensional learning experience is designed to facilitate students’ successful engagement of new cultures.
Any student (undergraduate or graduate) who completes a UB-endorsed global learning experience. These experiences could include:
To earn the Global Dexterity micro-credential, students will complete a blend of hands-on learning activities, written work, and small group reflections. The timeline for completion is as follows:
The Global Dexterity micro-credential is a means to illustrate your ability to engage new cultures. Such intercultural competence is increasingly identified as an essential skill in today’s workplace and broader society. As such, earning the Global Dexterity micro-credential will allow you to display an essential skill to future employers, internship supervisors, and graduate school admissions committees, among others.