Global Competence

The Global Competence Program (GCP) is a voluntary, self-directed option open to all Needham High School students. By completing a global travel experience, foreign language learning, global service, a focus project, and a reflective essay and resume, students can earn a Certificate of Global Competence. For an overview of the GCP program, review the Global Competence Brochure.


Global Competence Brochure
NHS-GCP Approved Travel Partners 10-19-15.pdf
Global Service Partners List
Low-Cost Travel Opportunities
Information Night
Parent Night Presentation


Completion of the GCP requires a number of steps and forms. Start with the Checklist to organize yourself and develop a plan.

Checklist Form
Travel Experience Form
Global Focus Project Form
Academic Alternative Proposal Form
Sample GCP Resume
Global Service Form

Sample Portfolio

Sample Portfolio 1
Sample Portfolio 2
Sample Portfolio 3

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