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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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Graduate with Leadership Distinction

Global Learning

 

Students graduating from USC Columbia, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, or Union may earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Global Learning.

 

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements
  1. Extensive Beyond the Classroom (Core) Experience
    Minimum 1 semester (i.e., 15 weeks) overseas study or equivalent in multiple experiences. (Beyond the classroom experiences that are required in a course other than those satisfying the credit hour course work requirement [#3 below] can count toward core experiences.)

    Notes: International students meet requirement by virtue of study at USC. Domestic Study Away can count (e.g., experience in a distinct culture), but total experience must include minimum 4 weeks studying outside of the 50 United States.

    Contact the Office of Study Abroad with questions on what counts for core experience in Global Learning or to find out how to begin, studyabroad@sc.edu.
     
  2. Enhancement Experiences
    3 different experiences that enhance understanding of global learning
  1. Course work
    6 credit hours coursework from approved list with a grade of B or better
  1. Publication or Presentation
    Publish in a professional publication (e.g., Caravel) OR

    Present at Discovery Day; a local, state, national, or international professional meeting/conference; or an approved office/department/college presentation experience.
     
  2. E-portfolio
    The e-portfolio can be completed in one of two ways:
  • Workshop training and direct submission to USC Connect OR
  • Successful completion of a credit-bearing course meeting GLD e-portfolio requirements

 

Associate’s Degree Requirements (for Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union only)
  1. Extensive Beyond the Classroom (Core) Experience
    Minimum 6 weeks of overseas study or equivalent in multiple experiences (Beyond the classroom experiences that are required in a course other than those satisfying the credit hour course work requirement [#3 below] can count toward core experiences.)

    Notes: Domestic Study Away can count (e.g., experience in a distinct culture), but total experience must include minimum 2 weeks studying outside of the 50 United States.International students meet requirement by virtue of study at USC.
     
  2. Enhancement Experiences
    2 different experiences that enhance understanding of global learning
  1. Course work
    3 credit hours coursework from approved list with a grade of B or better
  1. Publication or Presentation
    Publish in a professional publication (e.g., Caravel) OR

    Present at Discovery Day; a local, state, national, or international professional meeting/conference; or an approved office/department/college presentation experience.
     
  2. E-portfolio
    The e-portfolio can be completed in one of two ways:
  • Workshop training and direct submission to USC Connect OR
  • Successful completion of a credit-bearing course meeting GLD e-portfolio requirements

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Questions? Contact: 803-777-3272, uconnect@mailbox.sc.edu.


 


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