The Global Awareness Program (GAP) was born out of a challenge to provide all KU undergraduates with opportunities and access to international experiences. Greater understanding of political, social, and economic landscapes outside the United States will better prepare students for the demands of the 21st century.

  • GAP combines classes, on-campus co-curricular activities, and/or study abroad. Students must complete two-out-of-three components to earn the certificate. Complete all 3 to earn GAP with Distinction. 
  • The GAP certificate recognizes students who demonstrate growth in cultural knowledge, expansion of international perspectives, and development of cross-cultural communications skills. 
  •  The free GAP certificate sets you apart in a competitive job market, enhances applications for graduate school and fellowships, and supports the development of essential skills needed for participatory citizenship in the 21st century.