Global Learning Institute

-- Applications for this academic year are closed. Please check in July 2020 for the call for proposals. --

The Global Learning Institute is a cohort-based semester long program aimed at providing faculty with relevant tools, pedagogies, and techniques to make their on-campus courses more global. During the institute, participants receive guidance and support for the development of a new international course or the revision of an existing one.

The program is designed as a:

  • Collaborative space intended to give faculty access to tools, techniques, and resources to internationalize their on-campus or online courses
  • Hub for new ideas, where faculty will meet with peers and other professionals to create campus collaborations that support global learning
  • Guide to campus resources for internationalization, professional development, technology-enhanced global learning, and course design

Program Participants will gain:

  • An enhanced teaching toolkit
  • A collaborative network of like-minded peers
  • Knowledge of campus and local resources for internationalization
  • A newly internationalized course with an International Scholars Program course designation
  • A Global Learning Institute Scholar certificate of award
  • Professional development funding


  • Tenured and tenure-track UF faculty, lecturers, and other non-tenured faculty who have ongoing teaching appointments in undergraduate degree-granting units. Adjunct faculty are not eligible.

Program Requirements

  • Attend the Global Learning Institute workshop series including: orientation, closing symposium, and five of the six workshops throughout the Spring 2020 semester. All workshops will be held from 9:00am-11:00am. 
Date Workshop Location
Friday January 10, 2020 Orientation. Institute goals and structure; meeting the facilitators. UF International Center, Large Conference Room
Friday January 24,  2020

What is Curriculum Internationalization? What is it and why does it matter? Intro to methods and UF data.

UF International Center, Large Conference Room
Friday February 7, 2020

Campus Resources for Global Learning. Experiential and project-based learning.

Harn Museum of Art 
Friday February 21, 2020

Teaching Glocally: Engaging the Community. Engaging diverse perspectives locally. Interviews and oral histories: resources from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Project.

UF International Center
Friday March 13, 2020 Active Learning and Assessment. Center for Teaching Excellence
Friday March 20, 2020

Engaging Virtually: Intro to Virtual Exchange. Global classrooms: leveraging technology to teach without borders.

UF International Center, Large Conference Room
Friday March 27, 2020

The Career Value of Global Learning. Employer expectations: overlap between intercultural competence and transferable skills.

Career Connections Center
Friday April 17, 2020 Course Proposal Presentations & Closing Ceremony. UF International Center, Large Conference Room
  • Participate in collaborative and multidisciplinary conversations with fellow faculty members about curriculum internationalization
  • Complete a course proposal which will then be implemented and offered as part of the International Scholars Program


  • Proposal for a new or revised course


  • $2,500 award in professional development funds plus a $2,500 allowance to attend a global learning conference from UFIC’s approved list

Important Dates 

  • Information Sessions (International Center, Large Conference Room, HUB, 1765 Stadium Road)
    • Thursday, September 19th 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Tuesday, October 1st 12:00 -- 1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, October 11th 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2019

Proposal Submission Process 

Proposal package must include:

  1. Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae (3 page maximum)
  3. Personal Statement of Interest
  4. Signatures of Endorsement from Department Chair/Director and College Dean

Submit an electronic copy to


Paloma Rodriguez, Director, Office of Global Learning, University of Florida International Center
T: 352-294-3334