Tier Levels

Tier I Experience

  1. Completion of CLST1001L. Intercultural Lab (no credit) prior to participating in a cross-cultural experience, and
  2. Approved overseas semester (no language requirement), or 
  3. Approved Travel (e.g., 2 week mission trip to non-English speaking country), and 
  4. 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.

Study Abroad webpages

Short Term Travel Webpages

Tier II Experience

  1. Completion of CLST1002CL  Intercultural Lab (no credit) prior to participating in a cross-cultural experience; and
  2. Approved travel (non-US/Canada) between 7 and 13 days, or
  3. Approved US/Canada cross-cultural experience, or 
    •  Second semester Modern Language Course, or
    •  Courses for Credit with additional 10-15 hours of contact, and 
  4. 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

  1. Completion of CLST1003CL  Intercultural Lab (no credit) prior to 10 hours of approved cross-cultural contact experiences, (may be repeated 3 times), or 
  2. 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.

Contact:
David R. Blowers
Phone: (208)467-8033
drblowers(at)nnu.edu