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Tier I Experience

  1. Completion of CLST1001CL Intercultural Lab Tier 1 (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.

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Tier II Experience

  1. Completion of CLST1002CL Intercultural Lab Tier 1 (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
    • Courses for Credit with 5-10 contact hours or
    • First semester modern language course, and
  2. 5-page paper about the cross-cultural experience including observations, development of knowledge, attitudes, and cross-cultural skills and analysis of basic values.