The University of San Diego is committed to actively promoting awareness, appreciation, and respect for the complexity of cultural, political, environmental, and social issues worldwide while creating a campus environment that builds theoretical and practical skills needed to interact effectively in today's global society.
Core Values for Global Competence
- Globally competent students
are ambassadors of the variety of cultures they represent. Through a values-based education, students learn to respect diverse human values, challenge existing global perspectives, and develop a deeper understanding of worldwide interconnectedness. Globally competent students are able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for successful interactions locally and globally and maintain connections to facilitate personal and professional growth.
- Globally competent faculty
are committed to the common good of an interrelated global society. In-depth professional knowledge of other cultures, languages and global dynamics form the core principles for effective faculty interaction in our globally interdependent world. Faculty actively participate in a community of international scholars working to promote experience with world issues, research and knowledge of those concepts and methods needed to better educate students in our increasingly diverse society.
- A globally competent institution
develops systematic processes to establish formal international initiatives and provides an infrastructure to support international activities. The institution places a high priority on preparing students, faculty, staff, and administrators committed to leadership in an increasingly interdependent world.