Earn Digital Badges Abroad

You found a way to go abroad; now let’s show off what you learned!

Digital credentials are a great way to boost your professional profile or online resume and connect your study abroad experience to your career goals. By adding our micro-credentials to your social media or LinkedIn profile, you can show off specific skills and knowledge you acquire while abroad to help you stand out from the crowd.

We are proud to offer the opportunity to earn up to four micro-credentials as part of your study abroad program at no additional cost.

How does it work?

Each micro-credential has a unique set of requirements that can be completed during or immediately following your study abroad experience. And in most cases, you’ll have up to 60 days after your program end date to complete credential requirements.

You’ll have assignments through our Learning Management System, Schoology, which allows you to communicate with your resident staff, sign up for cultural activities and excursions, and complete your credential requirements. You will receive login credentials to Schoology approximately two weeks before your program start date.

All digital micro-credentials are issued via a third-party platform, Accredible, which allows for one-click sharing to LinkedIn, other social networks, and personal websites. You will also have the option of adding relevant supporting documents of competencies acquired to each credential, including assignments, videos, and completed projects.

Have questions? Email us at credentials@worldstrides.com.

Which Micro-Credential is right for you?

WAYFINDER

You might be a wayfinder if…you’re adventurous, curious, and involved. Wayfinders actively participate in program activities and lean into historical and cultural knowledge during guided tours. By the program’s end, they know a lot about the customs, history, politics, and environment of their study site and region.

How to enroll:
You’ll automatically be registered for this badge, just by going abroad with us!

How to earn:
Prior to departure, you’ll need to complete the Online Orientation, attend the virtual Pre-Departure Orientation, and create your Schoology account with notifications enabled. You’ll receive further instructions from your resident director during the on-site Bridging Cultures Orientation, complete the Goal Setting Exercise, and earn a minimum of 50 points on your Student Guide in Schoology. All Wayfinder points must be earned while you are abroad!

INTERCULTURALIST

You might be an interculturalist if…you’re comfortable stepping outside your comfort zone to embrace the new cultures around you. Do you imagine yourself living in other countries in the future? Are you curious about what culture is and isn’t? Do you enjoy self-reflection and want to pursue a practice of mindful travel? This micro-credential will help you reflect on processes of change abroad that may affect your perceptions of yourself, your culture, and the different beliefs and values held by those in your host culture and elsewhere. Highly recommended for social science or humanities majors, as well as students interested in popular neuroscience, mindfulness, and other forms of self-exploration.

How to enroll:
During on-site orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to add this micro-credential to your program and Schoology account.

How to earn:
During your program and up to 60 days after, you’ll need to complete the Intercultural Course on Schoology. Our expert instructors will help guide you along the way.

GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL

You might be a global professional if…you’re considering an international career. This micro-credential helps you connect your study abroad experience to employability and marketable skills. Assignments will help prepare you to talk to future employers about your time abroad. Highly recommended for business majors.

How to enroll:
During on-site orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to add this micro-credential to your program and Schoology account.

How to earn:
During your program and up to 60 days after, you’ll need to complete the Career Readiness Course on Schoology, which includes assignments to help you connect your learning abroad with your career goals. Our expert instructors will help guide you along the way.

CHOOSE EARTH

You might choose earth if…you want to cultivate habits that bring about a better world for all. This micro-credential will help you embrace behaviors associated with sustainable living, global thinking, and informed consumer choice. Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, this badge is designed for students who want to make an impact as global citizens. You do not have to be an environmental-related degree seeking student to complete this micro-credential. Student environmentalists, activists, and those willing to change behaviors to make a more just and equitable world are all welcome!

How to enroll:
During on-site orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to add this micro-credential to your program and Schoology account.

How to earn:
During your program and up to 60 days after, you’ll need to complete the Choose Earth/Sustainability Course on Schoology. Assignments include taking a sustainability-related course abroad, completing an “eco-challenge,” posting a brief description of an experience abroad on social media, and submitting a short essay about sustainable behavior. Our expert instructors will help guide you along the way.