The Alamo Global Challenge

Become a global citizen

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Internationalization that is globally and locally inclusive

What is the Alamo Global Challenge?

The Alamo Global Learner Challenge is a contest where winners can earn a 4-day trip to Washington, D.C., in May of 2023 while increasing their global awareness and embracing DEI values.

Expenses covered include airfare, local transportation, accommodation, visits, and some meals.

Who can participate?

The Alamo Global Challenge is open to all currently enrolled Alamo Colleges District students.

*Please note that Challenge dates will interfere with Maymester and Summer I.

Prizes

6 prizes

  • Six winners
    • One winner per college (five winners)
    • One outstanding winner from any college to the best submission

Contest dates

  • Deadline to submit application: March 24, 2023
  • Competition results: April 4, 2023
  • Trip: May 19-21, 2023
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Why should you participate?

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Other than the unique experience of traveling to Washington D.C. with most expenses covered, these are some of the benefits for you:

Networking: You will be traveling with other emerging leaders from Alamo Colleges District.

Leadership development: All activities and visits will help you to develop leadership competencies.

Leadership exposure: Your submission will be reviewed by leaders from the Alamo Colleges Leaders, including directors, chief officers, and board members.

Develop Global Competence: As the workforce becomes more global, communicating and working with people from different backgrounds is much needed.

Deep understanding of DEI: Be an agent of change and spread these values in any organization. DEI helps foster creativity and makes you more understanding of other perspectives, thus making you unique in the workforce.

Digital badges: Prove skills to future employers and stand out in your job search. All participants can earn a badge for global and cultural diversity.

 
Contest Rules:

Video Submission

  • Eligibility: This contest is open to all full-time, currently enrolled Alamo Colleges District students.
  • Theme: Talk about an experience that helped you understand the interconnectedness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a global mindset.
  • Video Requirements:
    • Videos length must be between 3.5 to 5 minutes.
    • Videos must be original and not have been previously submitted in other contests.
    • Videos must be in the following formats: MP4, AVI, and MOV.

Essay Submission

  • Eligibility: This contest is open to all full-time, currently enrolled Alamo Colleges District students.
  • Theme: Talk about an experience that helped you understand the interconnectedness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a global mindset.
  • Essay Requirements:
    • Essays length must be between 800-1000 words.
    • Essays must be original and have not been previously submitted in other contests.
    • Essays must be typed in 12-point font and double-spaced.

How to submit your application?

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This program is possible thanks to the generosity of donors to the Marie Rocamontes Henriquez International Program Endowment.

Marie Rocamontes was born in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico on June 25, 1940, and raised in San Antonio, TX.
Marie resided in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for 20 years. Upon returning to San Antonio she commenced a career with the Alamo Community College District at San Antonio College. At the time of her death, she held the district level position of International Programs Coordinator, developing exchange programs that brought students to San Antonio by offering technical education, job training, and leadership skills development to young adults and leaders from communities in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

 

   

Some of the places you will visit...

  • Embassies
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Museum of American Indian
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • World Affairs Council

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