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Embark on a Journey with Our Expanded Diploma in International Volunteering

An Adventure in Academia - A UK Accredited Diploma

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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CGCS International Experience Capacity Building - Igniting Potential

Exceeding Expectations and Shaping Futures

Looking to turn the world into a classroom for your students or employees? Allow CGCS to weave a tapestry of unforgettable international experiences. Customised programmes abroad that align with your strategic objectives will not only expand horizons but also breathe life into education and professional development.

Be it for the school of engineering, business, or health, we bring over three decades of experience in international education and volunteering. We’re not just about transferring skills or knowledge; we are about crafting an immersive journey that intertwines learning, growth, and real-world impact.

CGCS stands as a beacon in providing quality assured and sustainable educational adventures that catalyse personal growth for people of all ages. Every volunteer, every moment, and every action counts. When thousands unite for the same long-term goals, we create waves of change, propelling us forward toward a brighter, more equitable future.

We're passionate about making a difference, and we don’t leave our positive impact up to chance. We meticulously plan and monitor each of our projects, ensuring that every endeavor contributes to the positive change we’re committed to.

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The Global University - The Dawn of a New Era in Education

Let Your Journey Begin

Excitement is in the air! We're thrilled beyond words to announce the launch of The Global University, an institution that is all set to revolutionize international education. We're offering CGCS BA in International Marketing and MBA, in partnership with IU - Applied Sciences University, London South Bank University, and Projects Abroad.

Embrace a new way of learning with CGCS, where you can earn a dual degree from two different countries while immersing yourself in an all-inclusive international sustainable experience - a hallmark of our institution.

With The Global University, we're proud to offer the world's first Blended Dual MBA and Bachelor programmes. Here, your classroom is as vast and diverse as the world itself, built around the causes you care about most. Imagine studying finance in the heart of Tanzania, working side-by-side with a microfinance project. Or delving deep into marketing in vibrant Vietnam, lending your voice to community radio.

We're challenging the conventional and inviting the world to learn in a way that's not just different, but also exhilaratingly engaging. At The Global University, education isn't confined to four walls. It's an adventure that takes you places – geographically, intellectually, and emotionally. Your journey towards a dual degree is a journey of discovery, of connection, of understanding the world and your place within it.

So, are you ready to step out of your comfort zone, to explore, to grow, to make a difference? Embrace this unique opportunity to expand your horizons, to learn in a way that excites and inspires, and to make a meaningful impact with The Global University. Your adventure awaits!

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