Beyond the Classroom
Beyond the Classroom Requirements
Real-world experience is the curriculum during the Beyond the Classroom component of the Franke GLI program. Fellows must earn at least 3 upper-division credits while interning, studying abroad, participating in service learning or conducting undergraduate research. These credits must be taken for a traditional grade and students must receive a C- or higher in these courses. Approval is needed for an experience to qualify as meeting Franke GLI requirements and financial assistance is available for qualifying activities. During this portion of the fellowship, students are only limited by their imagination! Students can visit the Academic Enrichment website to learn more about UM's opportunities, or read about the experiences of current and past fellows on the Beyond the Classroom blog.
When planning a Beyond the Classroom experience, Fellows must also determine the Global Challenge they will be focusing on while pursuing these experiences. Challenges must relate to the previously chosen Global Theme. Global Challenges and Beyond the Classroom approval forms should be submitted in the GLI Moodle. Activities must be a minimum of 3 upper-division credits. To have an activity approved, Fellows must show how their intended activity relates to their Global Theme and Challenge.
Once the approval process (outlined above) is completed, all Franke 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 letter of support. All guidelines for the scholarship application are available in the GLI Moodle. Scholarship application deadlines occur annually on February 1, April 1 and October 1 and Fellows may apply for funding as early as spring semester of their second year. Funding will not be released until the second year requirements are complete.