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 International Skills Diploma Seal



In today’s global marketplace, it is important for students to acquire the interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive. The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy.



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World Languages

  • ​At least three credits in the same world language and/or ESOL

International Focus

  • At least four credits in courses determined to have an international focus, such as international economics, world/non-US history, world geography, etc.
  • At least four extracurricular activities and experiences with global themes and/or in global contexts (e.g., exchange programs, international and language clubs, travel abroad)
  • Twenty hours of community service involving a global/cross-cultural public service project
  • Capstone presentation on the knowledge gained in the courses and activities listed above

ISDS Pre-Approved Courses


December 15:

Deadline for schools to apply to become eligible to award the International Skills ​Diploma Seals to qualifying graduating high school seniors

February 1:

Schools notified of application status 

April 15:

Schools evaluate credentials of interested candidates and report list of qualifying candidates to GaDoE

International Skills Diploma Seal Reporting Sheet 2017.docxInternational Skills Diploma Seal Reporting Sheet 2017.docx


Schools award the International Skills Diploma Seal 

Awards Ceremony (April 25th at the Department of Education)


ISDS Application 2017 2018.docxISDS Application 2017-2018

Evaluation Rubric​

Frequently Asked Questions

Approved ISDS High Schools


 Contact Information

Patrick Wallace
World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives 
Program Specialist
Phone: 404-651-8373

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