There is growing recognition that global competencies promote deeper learning by equipping students with the necessary tools to adapt to diverse situations and become lifelong learners. These key competencies can be interdependent and leveraged in a variety of situations and across disciplines; moreover, they contribute to educational attainment, relationships, employment, health, and well-being outcomes. After all, there is an increasing number of jobs requiring both discipline-specific skills (cognitive competencies) and people skills and self-knowledge (interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies). Additionally, the development of global competencies increases understanding of the global economic, social, political, technological and environmental forces that transcend national boundaries. This understanding is imperative in preparing students to live, work and contribute to a world that is increasingly interdependent.