Beyond the Classroom
Beyond the Classroom Requirements
Real-world experience is your curriculum during the Beyond the Classroom phase of the GLI program. Opportunities for out-of-the-box and out-of-the-classroom learning are the focus for this year. Fellows must earn at least three upper-division credits while interning, studying abroad, participating in service learning or participating in undergraduate research. Approval is needed for a project to qualify as GLI sanctioned and financial assistance is available for qualifying activities. Please see both the approval process and the application process below. During this portion of your fellowship, you are only limited by your imagination! Visit the Academic Enrichment website to learn more about UM's opportunities.
Fellows must submit their Global Theme and Topic and submit the Beyond the Classroom approval form in Moodle. Activities must be equal to at least three upper-division credits. Internships must carry a course number ending in 98 while undergraduate research or creative scholarship must carry a course number ending in 90. For Service-Learning courses, you must complete at least 45 hours of service. If a course you are enrolled in requires fewer than 45 hours, please contact the GLI office for assistance. To have an activity approved, Fellows must show how their intended activity relates to their Global Theme and Topic.
Once the approval process (outlined above) has been completed, all GLI Fellows have the option to apply for financial assistance to help off-set any costs above and beyond normal tuition and living expenses. The scholarship application includes an application form, a budget worksheet and a faculty letter of support. All guidelines for the scholarship application will be available in Moodle beginning in sophomore year. Scholarship application deadlines occur annually on February 1st, April 1st and October 1st and Fellows may apply for funding as early as spring semester of sophomore year. Funding will not be released until all of the sophomore year requirements have been completed.
During your junior year you'll be getting out of the classroom and into the world. Many of you will be far from Missoula, while others will be busy helping a nonprofit, working with a new company or delving into the depths of exciting new research. Your chances to connect and share these experiences in person will be far fewer, which is why the social opportunities offered by the GLI program will be all the more important. We are hosting small events each semester to bring you closer and create a greater opportunity to learn from one another's experiences.