Global Connections
Connect. Engage. Lead.


Global Connections is a three-part yearlong academic program designed to enhance first-year undergraduate international students’ written and oral communication skills, self-awareness, and connection with faculty, staff, and students.

Global Connections students will engage deeply in academics and campus life, feel confident sharing their unique global perspective, and have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their campus community by identifying leadership paths in campus organizations.

One academic program, three courses

Global Connections students will complete a three-course sequence. Students will apply to participate in Connect@Wake. Students who complete Connect@Wake will be invited to Engage@Wake and Lead@Wake.

Connect@Wake: A week-long course prior to pre-orientation for new international students that provides an introduction to life at Wake Forest University as well as connections to current faculty, staff, and students who lead campus organizations, events, and programs.

Engage@Wake: One-credit semester course focused on continuous development of students’ written and oral communication skills, combined with opportunities to engage with student leaders and explore student organizations as well as campus life and academic support units.

Lead@Wake: One-credit semester course designed to enhance students’ communication and self-awareness skills through direct collaboration with campus offices and student organizations on events and initiatives designed to enhance their campus community.