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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
After you complete an experience, please submit documentation using this form.
In order to complete the Global Experience requirement for the Judy Genshaft Honors
College, students must choose two of the following activities to complete, and have each approved by their advisor.
Participate in a Grand Challenge competition
Complete 45 hours of globally focused service, in addition to hours completed towards
the Service Component
Participate in the USF Model United Nations Team
Conduct globally focused field work, a pre-professional internship, or pre-professional
Present globally focused research at a research conference
Transfer and continuing students must complete this requirement.
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. Students can choose one of the following:
Transfer and continuing students must complete this requirement.*Please 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.
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 Judy Genshaft
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.
STUDY ABROADIf 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 DAYIf you participated in Honors International Day, please be sure to include your Certificate
of Participation as confirmation. Submissions without documentation will not be accepted.
INTERNSHIPInternship 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.
RESEARCHResearch 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 CERTIFICATESIf 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.