Earn a Prestigious Global Distinction


The Excellence in Global Learning Medallion is an interactive, participatory program consisting of an extensive series of courses and activities designed to enhance your global awareness, global perspective, and attitude of global engagement.

Participation in the Medallion program connects you to invaluable, high impact opportunities such as exclusive internships, student organizations focused on international and intercultural issues, study abroad, and the opportunity to exchange ideas and to network during roundtable discussions.

As a Medallion student, you will receive personalized mentorship in order to identify the specific, qualifying opportunities that are most relevant to your academic and career goals.

Completion of the program offers evidence and recognition of your specific achievements and experiences to employers and graduate schools.

Personalized Assistance

The Office of Global Learning Initiatives is available to provide individual guidance and support to all Global Learning Medallion students.  If you have questions about this program, please contact us at

Schedule an in-person appointment with Eric, our Medallion coordinator, by visiting

Important Enrollment Information:

You must sign up for the Medallion before you can start earning it!  The Medallion is a process, not simply an award; it is vital that we know you are interested and can communicate directly with you throughout your customized journey.  Enrollment during your final semester is not permitted.

The Medallion is open to current FIU undergraduate students. Please read the requirements below, clicking into the “Get Started!” link on each check mark, to learn more about what you will have to do.  Then, fill out the sign up form below.

fiuolYES! Fully-online students can earn the Medallion, too! Just check the box on the sign up form if you take 100% of your classes online, every semester.


Learn more about our GL Medallion graduates here.

What are the requirements?

Course Requirement: Complete a minimum of four (4) global learning-designated courses, with a grade of C or higher

GET STARTED! Learn more on our GL courses page.
Activity Requirement: Participate in a minimum number of approved global co-curricular activities.

GET STARTED! How do I know how many activities I need, and which ones count?
Capstone Requirement: Complete a substantial original research project and presentation on a global topic; 4 courses of study in one foreign language; study abroad; or global internship.

GET STARTED! Which option is right for me?
ePortfolio Reflection Requirement: Reflect on your FIU global learning experience in the form of an Web page promoting your global citizenship.

GET STARTED! What information needs to be included in my ePortfolio?
GPA Requirement: A 3.0 final, cumulative FIU GPA at the time of graduation.

How do I sign up?

STOP! Graduating Soon? You are not eligible to participate if you are graduating this semester.

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Learning outcomes

All courses and activities included for the Global Learning Medallion are designed to increase your:

•Global Awareness:  knowledge of the interrelatedness of local, global, international, and intercultural issues, trends, and systems

•Global Perspective: the ability to conduct a multi-perspective analysis of local, global, international, and intercultural problems

•Global Engagement: willingness to engage in local, global, international, and intercultural problem solving.


There is no cost to sign up for the Global Learning Medallion. A purchase price of $15.35 will be due upon completion of the program to cover the costs of the medal and ribbon; however, the first 200 graduates are exempt from this charge.