Global Learning Initiative

Goals

  • To provide strategic growth, expansion and management of college-level (COE) international partnerships, create and sustain college managed international strategic/special programs, manage student mobility through study abroad experiences (semester, academic year, faculty-led programs), Liaise and work collaboratively with various university units who are engaged in international education to increase the number of COE students who study abroad. To recognize and award the Global Learning Initiative (GLI) Distinction Honor Medallion to students who build global and multicultural awareness through selected courses, intercultural events, language study, and/or international study abroad opportunities.

Study Abroad

  • TROY Abroad
  • Calendar of Study Abroad Activities
  • COE Study Abroad Courses

    • EDU 3390/5590 (3) Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience to Your Future (3SH) Studying abroad is a transformative experience that has the power to challenge our thinking and our perspective on the world. This course aims to attract students across disciplines, to promote inter-professional development, and to prepare them to expand their understanding of their global identity and communicate their growth in intercultural competence toward their personal and professional development. Students make connections between their study abroad experience and the broader range of skills connected with this experience, to become a competitive member of a global workforce.

    • PSY 4485 Psychology Study Aboard (3) This course examines how culture is related to human behavior. Relates major principles and theories of psychology to two or more cultures during a Study Abroad experience in a host country or countries. Prerequisites: PSY 2200 or Psychology Major or Minor.

Global Learning Initiative Distinction Honor

An award honoring students who build global and multicultural awareness through selected courses, intercultural events, language study, and/or international study abroad opportunities.

Option 1

Four GL designated1 courses (12 semester hours) for undergraduate students and two courses for graduate students, in addition to an international study abroad experience. Undergraduate students must earn a grade of C or higher and graduate students must earn a B or higher in the designated courses. The EDU 3390/5590 Global Identity interdisciplinary course can fulfill one of the four GL course requirements. Language study in one modern language (TU language offerings: French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Spanish) that meets degree requirements is equivalent to two (2) GL course requirements. International students receive designation credit for traveling to countries other than their country of origin.

Option 2

Four (4) GL designated courses (12 semester hours) for undergraduate students and two courses for graduate students. Option II Volunteerism: Students who do not participate in an international study abroad experience may engage in a combination of intercultural experiences to include volunteer participation and recorded attendance at Troy University intercultural events, international student cultural exchanges, and global research conferences. International students receive designation credit for attendance at events from other countries not related to a student’s country of origin.                                

1 Global Learning (GL) designated courses are undergraduate and graduate level courses in which 30% or more of the course content pertains to comparative intercultural and/or global cross-cultural learning. (See Inventory of Global Learning Designated Courses)

Approved Inventory of Global Learning Courses 2018-19

Trips & Events