Last week, students from the Global Studies Certificate Program participated in their first international video conference. It was facilitated by Generation Global. The class video conferenced with two schools in Ukraine and one school in Indonesia for a 90 minute dialogue. The topic for discussion was global citizenship. Students shared first hand perspectives on why it is important to them to be educated about and aware of global issues. They considered some of the challenges to being a global citizen and expressed collective agreement that starting with themselves and their own communities was important. During a reflection period, Global Studies students valued the chance to speak thoughtfully about something that matters in their own lives and to hear from the international students about the things that mattered in their lives, especially political and environmental concerns.