Global Competency

holding a globe

The ability to communicate with people is increasingly essential in today's global community, and knowledge of other cultures and cultural experiences should be a key part of the background of a well-educated individual, particularly of those with a sense of world mission.

By introducing students to another language and giving them opportunity and exposure to experience other cultures, the Modern Languages Department at Southern Adventist University strives to help overcome stereotypes and prejudices, fosters a spirit of appreciation and inclusiveness, and facilitates easier communication and interaction with persons of other languages and cultures.

You may find the following resources on global competency interesting:

U.S. Global Competence for the 21st Century
U.S. National List of Most Needed Languages