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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


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) (Requirement waived for 2021-2022 School Year)
  • Twenty hours of community service involving a global/cross-cultural public service project (Requirement waived for 2021-2022 School Year)
  • Capstone presentation on the knowledge gained in the courses and activities listed above

ISDS Pre-Approved Courses

ISDS Pre approved list updated 2022.pdf

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.


August 30th or December 15:

The Georgia Department of Education World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives now has two reviewing cycles for school applications to become eligible to award the International Skills ​Diploma Seals to qualifying graduating high school seniors.  

The first cycle deadline is August 30th and the 2nd cycle deadline is December 15th.

Sept 20th or January 15th:

For those schools submitting applications by the August 30th deadline, they will recieve notice of their application status by September 20th. 

For those schools submitting applications by the December 15th deadline, they will recieve notice of their application status by January 15th. ​

May 1st, 2022

Schools evaluate credentials of interested c​​andidates and report list of qualifying candidates to GaDoE using the link below.

Click here to submit ISD Seal Requests!​

April 19th, 2022

Deadline for participating schools to submit ISDS STAR Student Information.​

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

Please Note:  The official ISDS 2022 Recognition Program will take place online on Tuesday, April 26th at 1pm.  (Link will be provided via email)

2022 STAR ISDS Waiver and Release Form.doc


2022 ISDS Application.docx

ISDS Course Approval Request Form.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