An international experience within the Department of Learning and Teaching (L&T) is defined as an opportunity for students to interact with individuals and/or institutions from a nation outside the U.S. in a manner that supports their personal and professional growth, nurtures cultural understanding, and prepares students to interact with and effectively serve diverse communities in a professional capacity.
Through this experience, it is hoped that students will:
- Develop a deeper understanding of another culture
- Appreciate its differences and similarities
- Consider its gifts and challenges
- Understand the educational and practical implications of cultural diversity and globalization issues
L&T International Experience Point System - Effective Fall 2013
- All students are required to accumulate 5 points prior to graduation in order to meet the international experience requirement.
- Points are awarded based on the quality of the learning experience.
|Experience Type||Points Awarded|
|SOLES Global Course||5 Points|
|Spring Break Trips: Mexicali or New Mexico||4 Points|
|International Students Panel Presentation about experiences in US||3 Points|
|Hosted Visits: Minato School or Tijuana||2 Points|
|Tutoring Program for San Diego immigrant population - minimum 20 hours||2 Points|
|Independent studies (e.g. attending a conference & panels)||1 Point|
For more information, please consult with your faculty advisor.
Options and Resources
- Global Study Course
- Hosted Regional Experiences
- Global Study Resources
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