Global Learning Institute

-- Applications Closed for Spring 2022--

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 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


  • 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

  • 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 2022 semester. All workshops will have a hybrid format.
Date & Time Workshop Location*
Friday, January 7th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Orientation. Institute goals and structure; meeting the facilitators. LCR
Friday, January 21st, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am What is Curriculum Internationalization? LCR
Friday, February 4th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Campus Resources for Global Learning: The Museums Harn Museum & *FMNH
Friday, February 18th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Teaching Glocally: Engaging the Campus and the Community LCR
Friday, March 4th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Inclusive Teaching & Global Diversity La Casita
Friday, March 25th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Active Learning & Assessment LCR
Friday, April 8th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am Intro to Virtual Exchange Online via Zoom
Friday, April 22nd, 2022: 9:00 - 11:00 am The Career Value of Global Learning Career Connections Center
Friday, April 29th, 2022: 9:00 - 11:30 am Symposium Project Presentation & Faculty Symposium LCR

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

*The FMNH is the Florida Museum of Natural History.


  • 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 Reimagined. Oct. 7 - 9, 2021 (virtually). This conference will provide faculty members with an opportunity to explore how global learning can be designed to increase equity and inclusivity.
  • Diversity Abroad: 2021 Global inclusion. Oct. 25 - 28, 2021 (virtually). 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) 2021. Oct. 27 - 29, 2021 (virtually). This conference will focus 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 

  • Fall 2021 Information Sessions: (Held via Zoom. Please click on the registration link below for the info session that you would like to attend)
  • Deadline to submit proposal: Monday, November 29th, 2021

Proposal Submission Process 

Proposal package must include:

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

Submit an electronic copy to


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