Lincoln High School

Global Scholars Program

Global competence is defined as the capacity to examine local, global and intercultural issues, to understand and appreciate the perspectives and world views of others, to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures, and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development. (OECD/Asia Society, 2018)


Wisconsin's Global Scholars Program is designed to improve global learning across the curriculum in an effort to prepare all students to be workforce-, world-, and life-ready with global competence. (WI Department of Public Instruction)

Global Education Achievement Certificate

Graduating seniors who successfully complete all components of the Global Scholars Program are awarded the Global Education Achievement Certificate by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. For their designation as a Global Scholar, students also receive a special cord for graduation from Lincoln High School and are recognized at the Lincoln High School graduation ceremony.

Introduction to GEAC, 2014

Why participate in Global Scholars ?

Global competence is an in-demand skill, no matter which career path you choose.

Become college and career ready.

Graduating with a Global Education Achievement Certificate (GEAC) shows colleges, employers and the military that you are world-ready.

Make a difference in the world.

There is a lot going on in the world. Becoming a Wisconsin Global Scholar equips you with a mindset and skills to address problems in your community and abroad, and help make the world a better place.

Open doors to opportunities.

Becoming a Global Scholar gives you a unique perspective on the world. It opens doors to travel, making international connections, helping others, and seeing everything through new perspectives.

Investigate the world. Recognize perspectives. Communicate ideas. Take action.

For more information, contact:

Jessica Swemke, LHS Global Scholars Program Coordinator