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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • Students, faculty and staff pose for a photo with the Block C Gamecock flag while visiting a winery in Italy during a Maymester study abroad trip.

Dean's Global Classroom Initiative

Access to study abroad trips for College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management students is expanding thanks to the Dean's Global Classroom Initiative that awards funds to subsidize the cost of HRSM faculty-led Global Classroom programs.


The objective of the Dean's Global Classroom Initiative is to provide HRSM majors with greater opportunity to engage in international experiential learning through participation in HRSM Global Classroom programs.

Award funds cover program fees associated with participation in an approved HRSM faculty-led Global Classroom only. Those program fees may vary depending on location and other costs (see below for list of planned programs). Awards will be remitted on the recipient's behalf to the appropriate program fund.

HRSM faculty-led Global Classroom programs are credit-bearing courses. Recipients will be required to enroll in the associated course and pay all applicable tuition fees.

Application Process / Eligibility

Interested students must complete the application below which includes objective questions and an optional short essay (up to 500-words). Details about the college's upcoming planned Global Classrooms can be found on our upcoming faculty-led study abroad trips page. The online application period will begin on or about Sept. 22, 2023, and initially close on Oct. 11, 2023, at 5 p.m. EDT.

The award is open to students in good standing (academic and conduct) who are enrolled full-time in any HRSM degree awarding program (undergraduate or master's level) both at the time of application and at the time of participation in program-related travel. Undergraduate recipients must have a minimum life grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or greater. Graduate-level students must meet their program requirements and have a written recommendation from their graduate director.

While all students meeting the above-mentioned qualifications are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to applicants who, without the award, would be unable to participate in HRSM faculty-led Global Classroom, and those with little or no international experience.

Recipient Responsibilities

Recipients are responsible for all program-related expenses not covered by the HRSM program fees, including but not limited to:

  • Airfare / transportation to / from the program destination (unless included in the program fees)
  • Meals, ticketing, and other expenses not covered on the program's final itinerary
  • Passports, visas, and other required documentation
  • Course tuition
  • Education abroad application fees
  • Insurance

Initial awardees will be notified on or about Oct. 18, 2023. Awardees must notify the committee no later than one week thereafter of their intent to accept or decline the award. Declined awards will be re-issued to other qualifying applicants where practicable.

Recipients will serve as ambassadors for the College of HRSM's education abroad initiatives, which may include activities such as assisting in informational sessions and education abroad fairs, classroom visits, and social media posts.

Dean's Global Classroom Initiative Application

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