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The Judy Genshaft Honors College is committed to making global awareness a critical
element in the education of twenty-first century leaders. To meet this goal, the
Global Experience requirement offers students the opportunity to choose from a variety
of meaningful ways to build global knowledge and to develop competency in cultural
interactions.Please note: To confirm that you have completed the Cultural/Global Experience, you
must submit documentation using this form. Please be sure to fill out your name and U number to help us identify the submissions
as yours. The Cultural Experience (for those students admitted to the Honors College
prior to Summer 2015) requires one submission, but please be sure to select the Cultural
Experience bubble before pressing submit. The Global Experience requires two separate
submissions, even if the two submissions fall under the same activity. For example,
if you studied abroad in London and Peru, you would enter information for London and
submit it and then subsequently enter information for Peru with a new Global Experience
Study Abroad form and submit it.
In order to complete the Global Experience requirement for the Honors College, students
must choose two of the following activities to complete, and have each approved by
Transfer and continuing students must complete this requirement.For students interested in pursuing a more comprehensive experience to further enhance
their cultural competencies, please check out USF's Global Citizens Project.
Upon completion of each global experience, students must submit the Global Experience
Form to notify the college and earn credit for their experience.
Students may meet the Cultural Experience requirement by demonstrating foreign language
proficiency or travelling abroad.
Choose one of the following:
Transfer and continuing students must complete this requirement.*NOTE: Prior to departure, students choosing this option should plan to complete the
online Cultural Experience Approval form to confirm that the trip will satisfy this
requirement. Once the program has concluded, students must update this form.
Foreign Language:If you studied a Foreign Language and would like to count it towards the Global Experience,
please be sure to provide a screenshot of your Degreeworks confirming that you have
received credit for the course. Even if your credit is for Level III and IV (e.g.
a 4 or 5 on AP Spanish grants students SPN 2200 and 2201 credit upon matriculation
to USF), please make two separate submissions to confirm that you have completed both
activities of the Global Experience. If you took the World Languages Department Placement
Test, please be sure to include proof of your placement level. Submissions without
documentation will not be accepted for the Placement Test option.
Study Abroad:If you participated in a study abroad program, please be sure to include all the relevant
information, including courses and semester. You must provide a separate submission
for each program you've participated in if you have completed two programs.
International Day:If you participated in Honors International Day, please be sure to include your Certificate
of Participation as confirmation. Submissions without documentation will not be accepted.
Internship:Internship submissions will be accepted upon completion of the internship. Documentation
from your supervisor on organizational letterhead detailing the dates of your internship,
the amount of hours you worked, the duties you performed, and how the internship is
globally focused would be tremendously beneficial if included.
Research:Research submissions will be accepted upon completion of the project. Documentation
from the research (e.g. OUR Global Research Prospectus approval, the research paper
itself) would be tremendously beneficial if included. Information about what constitutes
"globally focused research" can be found in the UN Research Institutes.
Minors or Certificates:Submissions for this option will not be approved until all the classes for the minor
or certificate are completed.