Tier I Experience
- Completion of CLST1001CL Intercultural Lab Tier 1 (no credit) prior to participating in a cross-cultural experience, and
- Approved overseas semester (no language requirement), or
- Approved Travel (e.g., 2 week mission trip to non-English speaking country), and
- 10-page paper about the cross-cultural experience including observations, development of knowledge, attitudes, and cross-cultural skills and analysis of basic values.
If you lived outside the US in a non-English speaking country for at least a year after the age of 7, then you are not required to take a trip or a cross culturally approved course that includes "contact time" but you are required to complete CLST1001L. Intercultural Lab (no credit) and write a reflective paper on your experience with other cultures.
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Tier II Experience
- Completion of CLST1002CL Intercultural Lab (no credit) prior to participating in a cross-cultural experience; and
- Approved travel (non-US/Canada) between 7 and 13 days, or
- Approved US/Canada cross-cultural experience, or
- Second semester Modern Language Course, or
- Courses for Credit with additional 10-15 hours of contact, and
- 5-page paper about the cross-cultural experience including observations, development of knowledge, attitudes, and cross-cultural skills and analysis of basic values.
Tier III Experience
- Completion of CLST1003CL Intercultural Lab (no credit) prior to 10 hours of approved cross-cultural contact experiences, (may be repeated 3 times), or
- Courses for credit with 5-10 contact hours, or
- First semester modern language course, and
- 5-page paper for each experience/course that includes the identification of one significant difference in basic values and its impact on the student's interactions with individuals of the target culture.
David R. Blowers