GIST 101   Study Abroad Reflections* (1-3 Hour)

Prerequisites : Department approval; student must be enrolled in the study abroad program.

This course will assist students in maximizing their study abroad experience. In this course, students will reflect on the three phases of study abroad: pre-departure, being abroad and return. The topics covered in this course include general administrative and logistical issues, intercultural interactions, global competencies, culture shock, integration of study abroad experiences with current life and future plans, and the impact of international/intercultural experiences on one's self and one's worldview. Students through reflection on their study abroad experience will identify new skills and growth, and articulate how these will enhance their professional, personal and academic goals. This is a repeatable course and may be taken more than once for credit.