The Global Professional Skills Certificate Program is holistic in that the program is designed to support students as they navigate the entirety of their university experience, which includes their activities inside and outside the classroom. GPS encourages students to get involved in a wide variety of enriching activities across campus, supports students as the think about their post-AUP plans, and empowers students to establish the ability to articulate what they’ve learned and how it’s applicable in the context of their objectives.

As of Fall 2020, the GPS Program has become part of the American University of Paris’s Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (GLACC). As of Fall 2020, new degree-seeking students are required to complete an Experiential Learning activity. One way for a student to complete the Experiential Learning requirement of the core curriculum is to earn their GPS Certificate.