Global Learning Institute

-- Applications for Spring 2022 will open in Summer 2021. --

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

The Global Learning Institute is part of the Passport to Great Teaching program and qualifies for 750 miles toward the Global Teaching & Learning Certificate. More information can be found at

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

Past Participants

  • To see the Spring 2021 GLI Program, participants, and facilitators, please click here
  • To see the Spring 2020 GLI Program, participants, and facilitators, please click here


  • 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 six of the seven workshops throughout the Spring 2021 semester. All workshops will be held from 9:00am-10:30am via Zoom.
Date & Time Workshop Location
January 15th, 9:00-10:30 AM Orientation. Institute goals and structure; meeting the facilitators. Via Zoom
January 29th, 9:00-10:30 AM What is Curriculum Internationalization? Via Zoom
February 12th, 9:00-10:30 AM Campus Resources for Global Learning: The Museums Via Zoom
February 26th, 9:00-10:30 AM Teaching Glocally: Engaging the Campus and the Community Via Zoom
March 12th, 9:00-10:30 AM Inclusive Teaching & Global Diversity Via Zoom
March 26th, 9:00-10:30 AM Active Learning & Assessment Via Zoom
April 9th, 9:00-10:30 AM Intro to Virtual Exchange Via Zoom
April 23rd, 9:00-10:30 AM The Career Value of Global Learning Via Zoom
April 30th, 9:00-10:30 AM Symposium Project Presentation & Faculty Symposium Via Zoom
  • 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


  • $5,000 award in professional development funds

Important Dates 

  • Information Sessions (Held via Zoom. Please email for the Zoom link.)
    • Tuesday, October 20th 2:00-3:00pm
    • Wednesday, November 4th 10:00-11:00am
  • Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

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