Global Teaching on Campus

The University of Florida is committed to providing all students with opportunities to gain global perspectives and engage in international interactions. However, 96% of UF undergraduates do not participate in study abroad experiences. As facilitators of global learning through the campus curriculum, UF faculty remain the most influential actors in the development of global competencies for all students. In order to assist faculty in the successful delivery of impactful global learning through the curriculum, the Office of Global Learning has developed strategies, trainings, and resources.

How can you engage?

Obtain an International Scholars Program designation for your course

Whether you teach an inherently international course or you have added international content and activities to a course, your course can be part of the curriculum of the International Scholars Program, UF’s global distinction for undergraduate students.




Attend the Global Learning Institute

The Global Learning Institute is a cohort-based semester long program aiming at providing faculty with relevant tools, pedagogies, and techniques to make their on-campus courses more global. Institute fellows attend eight workshops throughout the semester and participate in collaborative and multidisciplinary conversations with fellow faculty members about curriculum internationalization. During the institute, participants receive guidance and support for the development of a new international course or the revision of an existing one. Upon completion of the training and course proposal, participants will receive a $5,000 in profssional development funds.




Sign up for a Virtual Exchange Training

Through virtual exchange, faculty can connect their UF classes with students and faculty abroad to listen to diverse perspectives, collaborate on assignments, and develop intercultural competence skills. Our online Virtual Exchange Training Program leverages the use of technology to help faculty design and incorporate online international communication activities into their courses. Training participants will receive guidance and support for the integration of virtual exchange activities into new or existing courses and will receive $500 in professional development funds.


To learn more about virtual exchange, please click here. To apply for the Virtual Exchange Training, click the button below.




Earn a Global Teaching and Learning Certificate

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in partnership with the UF International Center, is offering a Global Teaching and Learning Certificate for UF faculty and staff as part of their Passport to Great Teaching program. Through professional development activities such as attending workshops and trainings, participants can earn “miles” toward the certificate. Participating in the International Center’s Global Learning Institute, Virtual Exchange Training, Global Fellows Program, and Study Abroad Leadership Program are all ways in which you can earn miles toward certificate completion. Click below for more information.