Global Learning Institute

The Spring 2023 Global Learning Institute Application is now closed.

The Global Learning Institute is a cohort-based semester long program aimed at providing faculty with relevant tools 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 here.

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 2023 GLI Program, participants, and facilitators, please click here.
  • To see the Spring 2022 GLI Program, participants, and facilitators, please click here.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • We welcome proposals by teams of faculty. (Please note that awards will be divided among the members of the team)

Program Requirements

  • 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
  • Attend the Global Learning Institute workshop series including: orientation, closing symposium, and six of the seven workshops throughout the Spring 2023 semester.

Date & Time



Friday, January 13th, 2023: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Orientation. Institute goals and structure; meeting the facilitators.


Friday, January 20th, 2023: 9:00 - 11:00 am

What is Curriculum Internationalization? Teaching with the SDGs.


Friday, February 3th, 2023: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Teaching Glocally: Engaging the Campus and the Community


Friday, February 17th, 2023: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Inclusive Teaching & Global Diversity 


Friday, February 24th, 2023: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Campus Resources for Global Learning: The Museums

Harn Museum & Florida Museum

Friday, March 10th, 2023: 9:00 - 11:00 am

International Virtual Exchange

Online via Zoom

Friday, March 24th, 2023: 9:00 - 11:00 am

The Career Value of Global Learning

Career Connections Center

Friday, March 31st, 2023

Active Learning & Assessment


Friday, April 14th, 2023: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Symposium Project Presentation & Faculty Symposium


*The LCR (Large Conference Room) is located inside the UF International Center (HUB).


  • Proposal for a new or revised course


  • Faculty will receive $2,500 in professional development funds and up to $2,500 to pay for attendance at an approved global learning conference. Some examples of approved conferences include the following annual meetings:
  • AAC&U: Global Learning . This conference will provides faculty with an opportunity to explore how global learning can be designed to increase equity, reciprocity, and inclusivity.
  • Diversity Abroad: 2021 Global inclusion. This conference is designed for faculty who are interested in gaining a better understanding of developments in the area of diversity and inclusion in global education. 
  • International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC) . This conference focuses on how virtual exchange can be incorporated into university classrooms to facilitate students' development of 21st-century workforce skills via intercultural and transnational learning experiences.

Important Dates 

Proposal Submission Process 

Proposal package must include:

  1. Online Application Form
  2. 2022-2023 Global Learning Institute Signature Document
  3. Curriculum Vitae (3 page maximum)
  4. Personal Statement of Interest

First complete application online, and then submit an electronic copy of your curriculum vitae, personal statement of interest, and signatures of endorsement to


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