Student Planned Experience

Student planned experiences include a variety of options from a full semester abroad to meeting with an international conversation partner for 10 hours during a semester. Student-planned experiences must be approved by Professor Blowers. 

The process for a Student Planned Cross Cultural Proposal of any Level:

  1. APPROVAL: Choose the approval form appropriate to the level of the experience you are proposing. Respond to the questions with as much specific information as is available. When you click “Submit” we will be notified of your submission.
  2. CLST LAB:
    • If your proposal is a Level 1 experience, you will be enrolled in an Intercultural Lab (CLST1001CC for Level 1 experience) which will allow you to participate in the Intercultural Awareness Lab in an online format. The first four modules of the Lab must be completed prior to interacting with the 'contact person' (a person who is of a culture different from your own).
    • If the proposal is a Level 3 or Level 4 experience, you will attend a scheduled Face-to-Face Intercultural Awareness Seminar before you travel. To register for the appropriate F2F seminar click here. The next F2F Lab for OTB (Over-The-Border) travel is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 8:00 a.m. to noon (for travel over Christmas Break) then Saturday March 16th 8:00 a.m. - noon (for travel over spring break), Saturday April 27th from 8:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m. (for travel over the summer or fall semester) and Monday May 6th from 8:00 a.m. - noon for students participating in an NNU summer mission trip.  I will register you for the appropriate CLST1004CC or CLST1003CC Lab (0 cost, 0 credit load) prior to your travel experience.
  3. PAPER: Following your interactive experience you are required to complete modules 5-7, which includes writing a reflective paper of: 10 pages for Level 4, 7 pages for Level 3 and 5 pages for either Level 2 or 1. The CLST Labs provide guidance about writing the paper. This paper must be completed during the same semester in which you complete the cross cultural experience.