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Embark on a Journey with our Diploma

An Adventure in Academia 

College Credit through the Diploma in International Volunteering
Embark on a transformative journey with the Centre for Global Citizenship Studies (CGCS) through our Diploma in International Volunteering. This accredited international qualification offers a unique blend of academic study and practical volunteering experience, providing a platform for personal growth, learning, and global impact.

Earning Academic Credits in the United States

The Diploma in International Volunteering is a UK accredited level 3 qualification, offering a pathway to earn academic credits while volunteering abroad. This course involves engaging tutorials and insightful written assignments that you complete online before, during, and after your volunteering experience. This structure allows for a comprehensive service-learning experience that combines academic rigor with real-world application.

The number of academic credits you can earn in the US is determined on a case-by-case basis. As every academic institution recognizes UK academic credits differently, we recommend contacting your home educational institution for guidance on transcript transfers.

The Diploma in International Volunteering is a level 3 diploma, accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN). Despite being based out of the UK, all credits are internationally transferable, making this qualification valuable regardless of where you are from or what university or college you attend. In the US, this qualification typically equates to 10 academic credits. However, please consult with your home university’s credit system to determine the credit transfer.

Enroll and Make a Difference
The Diploma in International Volunteering is open to anyone eager to make a difference in the world. To get started on this enriching journey, you must be registered onto a volunteer abroad program. Once enrolled, you'll be on your way to gaining a unique qualification that combines academic study, cultural immersion, global citizenship, and hands-on experience.


Why Choose the Diploma in International Volunteering
This diploma is more than just a qualification; it's a passport to personal development and global impact. It's an excellent choice for those planning a gap year, seeking to volunteer abroad, or desiring to add academic credits to their college or university course.


The skills, knowledge, and experience you gain from your studies, combined with the practical application through your volunteering, will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the non-profit sector. The diploma offers a unique blend of academic study, travel, cultural immersion, global citizenship, project management, and life experience. This combination of skills will not only impress but will be formally recognized by universities and employers alike.

Whether you're a student looking to enrich your studies, a professional seeking a career change, or a gap year traveler wanting to make a difference, the Diploma in International Volunteering is your gateway to a world of possibilities. Enroll today and start your journey towards becoming a beacon of change in global communities.

Below you will find the official Programme Specification from our awarding body that you can take to check out with your home institution around credits that would be awarded. 

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Streamline Faculty-Led Programs with CGCS's Proven, Award-Winning Courses

Exceeding Expectations and Shaping Futures

Incorporate CGCS's award-winning courses into your faculty-led programs to transform the educational landscape for your students or employees. Our courses are tailor-made to fit seamlessly with your institution's strategic objectives, offering an accredited, ready-to-deploy curriculum that not only saves valuable time for teaching staff but also enriches the learning experience with our unique, award-winning program.

Whether it's for the schools of engineering, business, health, or any other discipline, CGCS's three decades of expertise in international education and volunteering stand ready to enhance your academic programs. We don't just transfer knowledge; we provide a comprehensive journey that fuses academic learning with practical impact, setting the stage for both personal growth and real-world application.

At CGCS, we pride ourselves on delivering quality assured, sustainable educational programs that are more than just trips abroad—they are adventures in learning that catalyze profound personal development and contribute to a global movement. By integrating our programs into your curriculum, you join a collective endeavor that generates lasting change, driving us all toward a future that's not only brighter but also more equitable.

Choose CGCS for an educational partnership where making a difference is a precise science. We meticulously plan and execute each project to ensure that every experience is not only educational but also contributes meaningfully to the positive legacy we aim to build together.

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