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ILIAD: International Leadership in Action and Discovery


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ILIAD: International Leadership in Action and Discovery

  • Taught by Phi Theta Kappa’s Dean of Leadership Development and Service Learning.
  • Designed by Phi Theta Kappa to guide community college honors students.
  • Explore the opportunities for experiential international education.

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Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) ILIAD Capstone Unit

Students will explore opportunities for experiential international education and analyze them to identify opportunities that align with personal and career goals. Students will set learning goals, develop a timeline and required actions to meet goals and develop well-crafted essay draft samples in preparation for actual application processes.



You will learn to:

  • Develop an awareness of - and become inspired by - the different types of available international study experiences. (International Experiential Education)
  • Assemble a support team and learn the value of networking and communication while producing an international study plan. (Support Team)
  • Personalize an approach to international study that is meaningful and authentic to your interests, strengths and goals. (Strategy and Success)
  • Select a scholarship opportunity or other pathway to pursue and develop a plan that includes a clear timeline and activities. (Forming a Plan)
  • Execute plans and submit scholarship applications, with the support of your network, to maximize your chance of receiving a scholarship to study abroad. (Operationalizing a Plan)

Who should enroll:  This Certificate is ideal for individuals who want to increase their skills and value to their future organizations, including those planning a career in:

  • General Management
  • Global Management
  • HR Management
  • Global Staffing
  • International Management
  • Entrepreneurship
Monika Byrd
Monika Byrd

Monika Byrd is Phi Theta Kappa’s Dean of Leadership Development and Service Learning. She has over 20 years of experience in leadership education and has edited three editions of Leadership Development Studies:  A Humanities Approach. She has studied or worked abroad in Australia, Cameroon, France, South Africa, and Sweden, bringing these experiences and the expertise of additional international educators to the development of the ILIAD Unit.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is a membership honor society that recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students. It provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Phi Theta Kappa has 1,300 chapters and adds 135,000 of the top-performing community college students each year.



Course Rules

Question Policy
How is the International Honors Certificate designed? Each International Honors Certificate Course is specialized content from a top university and contains three Units. Each Unit has an end of Unit quiz which must be passed prior to moving forward. At the end of all three Units, you must pass a Certificate final exam in order to earn the International Honors Certificate.
How is the International Honors Certificate Unit graded? The IHC Units are pass/fail in nature and the student must achieve at least 80% to pass. Students will need to pass the end of Certificate exam to complete and receive the Certificate.
How many times can I take an end of Unit quiz in the International Honors Certificate? The Unit quiz may be taken an unlimited number of times.
How many times can I take the International Honors end of Certificate exam? Students have two attempts to pass the end of Certificate final exam. Students who do not achieve the required minimum score of 80% by the second attempt will not pass the IHC and will not receive a Certificate.
How long do I have to complete the International Honors Certificate Unit? You will have 90 days to finish the International Honors Certificate.
What if I signed up for the wrong Certificate? (What is the refund policy?) Your satisfaction is our goal. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you will have 3 days from purchase by which to request a refund for the International Honors Certificate. However, please note that if you have accessed more than one lesson/module/topic's worth of content, no refund will be given. For assistance, please email
What if I have a technical or policy question? Please email