GEC Essay Questions

As part of your application, you will be required to respond to the following essay prompts. The essays should consist of 250 words or more and be as substantive and detailed as possible with specific examples of what you have learned from the experiences.

  • Write a brief essay in 250 words or more describing at least two instances in your global learning experiences where you relied on your foreign language proficiency.

  • Write a brief essay in 250 words or more describing in detail your participation in an international community engagement or service activity. Describe your role, the type of engagement, any obstacles you encountered, and any lessons you learned.

  • Write a brief essay in 250 words or more describing what you have learned about your own culture in relation to other cultures. Describe the similarities and differences you have observed between your native culture and at least one other culture. Potential examples include different or similar group dynamics, rituals, gender roles, and work habits.

  • Write a brief essay in 250 words or more describing how your global learning experiences have influenced your career goals, or your understanding of your major area of study. How will these experiences affect your future personal and professional growth?

  • Describe in 250 words or more one or more insights about a different nation/culture you gained from immersing yourself in that nation/culture. Note: If you opt to complete Short Essay 5a, you do not need to complete 5b and may submit your application.

  • Describe in 250 words or more examples of different leadership roles you have assumed and/or any awards or recognition you have received related to your contributions as a global citizen. Note: If you opt to complete Short Essay 5b, you do not need to complete 5a and may submit your application.
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