Gain in-demand job skills while learning about global citizenship and being recognized as an active global citizen.

Discover the uOGlobal certification

In an era of globalization and new technologies, employers are looking for people with intercultural skills and global citizenship values.

The uOGlobal recognition program offers you experiential learning, self-reflection opportunities, training and cross-cultural seminars. To be certified, you must complete courses and experiential activities. 

Discover new perspectives and make an impact on the world and on the global labour market. With the skills you acquire, you’ll stand out for employers everywhere.   

  • Intercultural communication 

  • Critical thinking and decision-making 

  • Cooperation and teamwork, leadership, engagement, positive attitude 

  • Creativity and innovation 

  • Sensitivity to different cultures, realities and perspectives 

  • Resilience and adaptability

  • Respect for difference, diversity, empathy, solidarity and shared values 

  • Commitment to a peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, equitable and sustainable world 

  • Being active and taking ethical responsibility, locally and globally 

  • Believing you share a common humanity and environment

The uOGlobal program recognizes the skills you acquire through intercultural and international experiences, in Canada and abroad. You receive recognition on your official transcript, along with a certificate at the end of the program to confirm your work and achievements. What’s more, you have access to exclusive scholarships. 

uOGlobal recognition logo

Getting your uOGlobal recognition certificate

To get your uOGlobal recognition certificate, you must complete a learning plan, two uOGlobal (GLO) courses and four experiential activities. Find out about the requirements and the pathway to receive uOGlobal recognition.

Enrolling in uOGlobal

All uOttawa undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, including one-year exchange students, visiting researchers and special students, if you can enrol in both required courses. Saint Paul University students can also enroll.

When enrolling in the courses on uoZone, you must select one of three sections (AA, AB, AV), corresponding to the times of the mandatory uOGlobal seminars (two per term). Choose the section that best fits your course schedule. 

These generous scholarships for distance internationalization placements or virtual international mobility are available to students currently enrolled in uOGlobal or who have their uOGlobal recognition certificate, thanks to Power Corporation of Canada. The scholarships provide you with funds to support your international learning projects.

Application periods: 

  • Fall virtual placements: August 1 to September 30.

  • Winter virtual or in-person placements: October 1 to November 30. 

  • Spring-summer virtual or in-person placements: February 1 to March 30. 

The scholarships offer access for all learners to an inclusive uOGlobal experience. Generously sponsored by Chartwells, 20 scholarships are offered per term to students who demonstrate financial need so they can enroll in uOGlobal. The scholarships offer you a tuition refund. 

Application periods: 

  • Fall term: August 1 to September 15. 

  • Winter term: November 1 to November 30. 

The CO-OP office  subsidizes 50% of the cost of enrolment in the uOGlobal recognition program for a limited number of CO-OP students. 

As a student of the Faculty of Engineering, you can apply for one of 60 international experience annual scholarships for activities abroad such as study and CO-OP terms, research internships or other research activities. 

uOGlobal community

The uOGlobal community is made up of former program participants who have developed their global skills and received uOGlobal certification. Being part of this community means you’re socially committed and a global citizen. 

The uOGlobal community is committed to local and international improvement and to furthering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Follow us on LinkedIn for professional and personal development opportunities, networking, tips and more! 

Livia Sala Fresneda
Student experience

“uOGlobal helped me become a confident, innovative, and risk-taking employee thanks to the valuable advice and support of employer partners.”

Livia Sala Fresneda

— Student, Honours in International Economics and Development, Faculty of Social Sciences

uOGlobal partners

About a dozen students, seen from above, sitting together and chatting.

Connecting locally and globally through uOGlobal

The program seeks to provide students with intercultural experiences, at home and abroad, to better prepare them to succeed.
Students planning an international exchange.

Shaping tomorrow’s global workforce

Those who will thrive in the workforce of tomorrow will need a twenty-first-century skillset.
A diverse group of uOttawa students linking arms outside Tabaret Hall.

Power Corporation gift nurtures global citizens

Students at uOttawa will soon have new opportunities to gain the international experience needed to succeed in today’s global economy.

Contact us


Tabaret Hall, Room M386
550 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5847
Fax: 613-562-5100
Email: [email protected]

Hours of operation

September 1 to May 31: 
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 1 to August 31:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please note that the University of Ottawa offices are closed during statutory holidays and during the winter break. Visit the Important academic dates and deadlines page for more information.