Miami Dade College Homepage > Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy > Programs

Clinton Global Initiative University


Have an idea that tackles a local or global problem?

Your chance to attend CGI U 2018 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2018 is here! CGI U 2018 will be at the University of Chicago from Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, 2018. Each prospective CGI U student must apply with a Commitment to Action and be selected in order to attend.

  • MDC students are encouraged to apply early and apply for travel scholarships.
  • All applications must first be vetted by iCED in order for MDC students to be eligible for internal travel funding.
  • To be eligible to travel on behalf of MDC, student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the fall of 2018.

CGI U is more than just an event. It is a growing community of young leaders who don't just discuss global challenges - they take real, concrete steps toward solving them. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to make a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. A Commitment to Action is a new, specific, and measurable initiative that addresses pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. To view some previous CGIU Commitments to Action while you craft your own, visit Featured Commitments.

"The best part was the networking, it got you meeting people from around the world. The sessions were very insightful, I learned a lot I didn't know about how the world runs, and I got to meet Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton and Jimmy Kimmel. " - Gene Christian, CGI U 2014 Attendee from MDC

Miami Dade College is proud to be a member of the Clinton Global Initiative University Network, meaning that we provide support and mentorship to students who wish to apply to CGI U. Students selected* to attend CGI U will continue to receive on-going support and can apply for seed funding from MDC for their commitment (limited funding available).

*To attend CGI U, you must be selected and approved by CGI U and MDC (including having at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credits, and be in good academic standing).

Application for groups and individuals are accepted online at If accepted, attendance is free.

Next Steps:

  1. Download the "MDC-CGI U Instructions and Application" immediately and review carefully.
  2. Contact your campus' iCED representative (see below) to let him/her know of your interest.
  3. Develop your commitment to action by completing the application (downloaded in Step 1) and submit it to your campus' iCED representative by Tuesday, April 3, 2018 for review and approval.
  4. Submit your approved application at by Monday, April 23, 2018.

iCED Contact Information:


Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.