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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

GLOA 495

GLOA 495: Global Experiential Learning

This course covers a variety of possible activities, but its primary purpose is to provide academic credit to students who participate in an internship in a global setting. In addition to work completed at the internship site, GLOA 495 students are required to complete academic assignments.

Who is eligible for enrollment in GLOA 495?

Enrollment in GLOA 495 is open only to students who have:

  • earned a total of 75 college credits
  • successfully completed GLOA 101 and one 300-level core course in the GLOA major
  • have a 2.5 GPA overall

How many credits can I earn?

Students may register for 3, 6, or 9 credits of GLOA 495. A maximum of 3 credits can be applied toward the major concentration and credits beyond the first 3 will count as upper division electives. The required assignments are as follows:

3 undergraduate credits:

  • Work a minimum of 135 hours over a minimum of 8 weeks 
  • Meet with faculty internship advisor two times 
  • Develop a learning contract including learning objectives and strategies for achieving objectives  
  • Maintain a daily journal that documents the work experience 
  • Write a paper proposal and final paper 

6 undergraduate credits:

  • Work a minimum of 270 hours over a minimum of 8 weeks 
  • Complete all the above requirements for 3 credits 
  • Write a workplace interview paper

9 undergraduate credits:

  • Work a minimum of 405 hours over a minimum of 10 weeks
  • Complete all the above requirements for 6 credits

Please note GLOA 495 is a course and you will be charged tuition accordingly.

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