Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom Requirements

Mackenzie Enich in Africa

Real-world experience is the curriculum during the Beyond the Classroom component of the GLI program. Fellows must earn at least three upper-division credits while interning, studying abroad, participating in service learning or conducting undergraduate research. Approval is needed for a project to qualify as GLI sanctioned 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 at GLIMontana.com.

Approval Process

Cody Dems looks out across a Montana skyline

Fellows must submit their Global Theme and Topic and their Beyond the Classroom approval forms in Moodle. Activities must be equal to at least three upper-division credits. Internships should carry a course number ending in 98 while undergraduate research or creative scholarship should carry a course number ending in 90. For Service-Learning courses, students must complete at least 45 hours of service. If a course requires fewer than 45 hours, Fellows can 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.

Scholarship Process

Picture of an Ireland castle taken by GLI studentsOnce the approval process (outlined above) is 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 are available in Moodle. 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 the sophomore year requirements are complete.