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Concurrent Certificate in International Engagement

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Faculty of Humanities

Chester New Hall, Room 107

This Certificate recognizes students’ efforts to gain meaningful experiences outside the classroom while promoting the concept of international engagement through an emphasis on the development of linguistic and cultural awareness. The Certificate recognizes both academic and co-curricular efforts on the part of the student to gain an international perspective and to increase his or her knowledge of what it means to be a global citizen.

The Certificate is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University and complements any undergraduate degree. Students may declare the Certificate in International Engagement at the time of graduation, and upon completion of the following courses.


18 units total

12 units

  • Language courses other than English, or 6 units in each of two languages other than English. Students are encouraged to consider the diversity of language offerings at McMaster, including Indigenous languages

3 units

  • International experience at home or abroad *
    • Credit received from an International Exchange Program (‘XCH’)
    • INTENG 2A03 - International Engagement at Home

3 units

  • INTENG 3A03 - International Engagement Capstone


* 3 units of pre-approved, alternative relevant study abroad experience may replace this requirement. This may include independent study abroad experiences, approved on Letter of Permission, or existing placement coursework, such as in HISTORY 3GH3. Previously approved experiential courses may also be substituted for the ‘International Engagement at Home’ requirement, where deemed to have met appropriate learning objectives.

No more than 6 units of the Certificate can come from non-McMaster courses.

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