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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.


Updated Guidance at a glance for ISDS.pdfUpdated Guidance at a glance for ISDS.pdf

For more information on the International Skills Diploma Seal program, please review the recorded webinar below.

2018 Webinar reviewing the ISDS Program.

Link to presentation for webinar.​


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

The International Skills Diploma Seal Committee will conduct an annual systematic review of all courses and add any courses that are deemed to align with the goals of the International Skills Diploma Seal.


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 using the link below.

Click here to submit ISD Seal Requests!​

Late April:

Schools award the International Skills Diploma Seal 

Awards Ceremony (April 23rd at the Department of Education beginning at 10am)

Click here to submit information for your school's ISDS STAR Student.​


ISDS Application 2017 2018 (8).pdfISDS Application 2018-2019 (8).pdf

ISDS Application  doc 2017 2018.docxISDS Application doc 2018-2019.docx

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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