Earn a Prestigious Global Distinction

*As of March 13, 2020, the Global Learning Medallion program is fully online due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Throughout this time, we will provide additional virtual opportunities to help students complete capstone projects and medallion points.  Please stay up-to-date with the latest news via our social media (@goglobalFIU) or in our newsletter.  If you have any questions, please contact  

    • Virtual Capstone Project: Paper Airplanes (Student must commit to 5 hours per week)

    • Virtual Point Opportunity: Watch past Tuesday Times Roundtables, take a screenshot and write a 250-word reflection about the specific session you watched to receive credit.  (Submission guidelines remain the same.  Students can receive up to four points with this opportunity)

The 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.

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

Personalized Assistance

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. If you have questions about this program, please contact us at

Important Enrollment Information

You must sign up for the Medallion to start earning it!  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.

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.


Read Global Learning Medallion graduates’ e-portfolios here!

What are the requirements?

Course Requirement: Complete a minimum of four (4) global learning-designated courses at FIU, with a grade of C or higher. Transfer students with 60 or more credits only need two (2) global learning-designated courses.

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 1 of the following.
•A substantial original research project and presentation on a global topic
•4 courses of study in one foreign language
•Study abroad of 20 or more days
•Globally-focused internship
•Globally-focused fellowship
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.


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.