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Global Experience Requirement

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, students choose from a variety of meaningful ways to build global knowledge and develop competency in cultural interactions.

To complete the Global Experience Requirement, students must complete two activities from the options below, and have each approved by their advisor:

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE ACTIVITY OPTIONS

Options that count towards ONE completed activity:

  • Levels 1 and 2 of a foreign language through coursework or demonstrated proficiency.
  • Any Honors or Education Abroad international trip
  • Completion of the three-part Judy Genshaft Honors College Re-entry Series —Workshops hosted for students to deeply and critically reflect on the personal and professional impact of their study abroad experience(s).
  • Connect with an iBuddy for a semester of intercultural exchange with another USF student.
  • Serve as a GloBull Ambassador via Education Abroad for two semesters.
  • 45 hours in a globally-focused internship (e.g. State Department, UN, EU, etc.)
  • 45 hours of globally-focused research tracked via the Office of Undergraduate Research (e.g. looking at women's education worldwide)
  • 45 hours of globally-focused service, in addition to hours completed towards the Community Service Requirement
  • Complete one of the following cultural minor or certificate programs: Africana Literatures, Asian Studies, India Studies, International Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Religious Studies, Russian Studies, or Linguistics
  • Participate in a Grand Challenge competition
  • Participate in the USF Model United Nations Team
  • Conduct globally-focused field work, a pre-professional internship, or pre-professional clinical
  • Present globally-focused research at a conference
  • Completion of a Global Experience IDH 2930 course

Options that count towards TWO completed activities:

  • Levels 3 and 4 of a foreign language through coursework or demonstrated proficiency.
  • A passing TOEFL/IELTS score for international students whose native language is not English.
  • Completion of USF’s Global Citizen Award.


HOW TO DOCUMENT ACTIVITIES

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To confirm that you have completed the 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 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.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • If you studied a foreign language and would like to count it towards the Global Experience, please provide a screenshot of your DegreeWorks confirming that you have received credit for the course. If you studied a foreign language and would like to count it towards the Global Experience, please provide a screenshot of your DegreeWorks confirming that you have received credit for the course.
  • If you took the USF Department of World Languages Foreign Language Placement Test, please be sure to include proof of your placement level. Submissions without documentation will not be accepted for the Foreign Language Placement Test option.
  • If you are an international student whose native language is not English, you may submit a copy of your passing TEOFL/IELTS score.
  • If you are natively fluent in a non-English language, you may have a USF staff/faculty member that is also native in the same language verify your level of proficiency. You may submit a letter written by them that confirms your meeting, conversation, and level of fluency.

STUDY ABROAD
If you participated in a study abroad program, please be sure to include all relevant information, including courses and semester traveled. You must provide a separate submission for each program you have participated in (if you have completed more than one program).

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, amount of hours worked, duties performed, how the internship was globally-focused, etc., would be helpful to include in your submission.

RESEARCH
Research submissions will be accepted upon completion of the project. Documentation from the research itself (e.g. Office of Undergraduate Research Global Research Prospectus Approval Form) would be helpful to include in your submission.

MINORS OR CERTIFICATES
If you completed one of the minor or certificate programs listed above, please provide a screenshot of your DegreeWorks confirming that you have received credit for the course(s). Submissions for this option will not be approved until all the classes for the minor or certificate are completed.

For students interested in pursuing a more comprehensive experience to further enhance their cultural competencies, please check out USF's Global Citizens Project.

Global Requirement