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Semester Abroad in Intercultural Learning (SAIL) Scholarship Courses 

SAIL Course Options & Enrollment Process

There are two ways to fulfill SAIL scholarship requirements; Purdue courses or approved external co-sponsored programs. Students must successfully complete one of the following courses during the semester abroad:

Additionally, students must return to Purdue for a minimum of one additional semester of study following the study abroad program to be eligible.

Deadlines

  • Fall Semester / Academic Year Programs:  April 1
  • Spring Semester Programs:  October 10

*See bottom of page for an additional scholarship opportunity.

For information about the SAIL scholarship funding, click here.

Regarding Enrollment

It is important to note that students DO NOT ENROLL for any SAIL course through Purdue Registration. All students going on semester or year-long study abroad are automatically given a study abroad (SA) registration number. At the end of the study abroad, grades in the respective courses are submitted to the Registrar, i.e. students are officially enrolled in SA credits during their program and this SA registration is replaced by credit(s) in ENGR 39700, SCI 39500, COM 30301, or an approved Co-Sponsored Program course after the program has ended.

So how do I enroll in the SAIL Scholarship and its courses?

Students must first apply to an approved semester or academic year program on the Purdue Study Abroad website. When the academic information has been downloaded to the student’s My Study Abroad page, the student will then be able to access the SAIL scholarship application via a box at the top of the page labeled "Scholarship Opportunities."

SCI 395 (1 credit)

SCI 39500 – Global Science Experience

This individual-mentored, 1-credit hour course is assessed on a Pass/No Pass basis. Once paired with an intercultural mentor, students will complete a series of assignments which include short readings, videos, interviews, and reflective essays and activities. Each assignment will be followed by mentor feedback and a reflective discussion, which will provide documentation of intercultural learning and create a portfolio of individual skill acquisition, thereby increasing cultural self-awareness and an ability to work effectively with people from other cultures.

Course Objectives

Assignments and mentor feedback will encourage students to connect with their host culture and to better understand the similarities and differences between the host culture and their own, particularly in regard to teamwork and professional practice in their chosen career field. In so doing, students will become better able to articulate and demonstrate the component leadership skills of “interpersonal and intercultural effectiveness” as defined in the new Purdue Undergraduate Core Curriculum.

Priority Enrollment

Open to College of Science students only. Priority enrollment will be given to students who are fulfilling “learning Beyond the Classroom Certificate program” or the “CoS Language and Culture course requirement”. Students should choose the SCI39500 option.Questions about SCI 39500 should be directed to:

  • Dr. Laura Starr, the Associate Director for Experiential Learning & Student Success, Purdue College of Science.

ENGR 397/COM 30301 (1 credit)

ENGR 39700 – Global Engineering Experience / COM 30301 - Mentored Intercultural Communication Experience

This cross-listed course option is available as a 1-credit hour course and is assessed on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students must indicate in on the My Study Abroad page, the course they are applying to and the number of credits being sought (1 or 3). Once placed within a cohort with an intercultural mentor, students will complete a series of online modules which include short readings, videos, interviews, and reflective essays and activities. Created by a Purdue University curriculum design team led by CILMAR, this intercultural course is made up of eight units of instruction on Brightspace and four Live Session class meetings. Live Sessions facilitate guided discussions that exercise and expand upon the module work completed online; thereby increasing cultural self-awareness and an ability to work effectively with people from other cultures.

Priority Enrollment

ENGR 39700 credit is available for Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE) students only. Questions about the ENGR 39700 option should be directed to:

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to help students to connect with the differences they encounter and better understand the similarities and differences between their own culture and others; including, but not limited to professional practice in their chosen career field. In so doing, students will become better able to articulate and demonstrate the component skills of “interpersonal and intercultural effectiveness” as defined in the Purdue Undergraduate Core Curriculum

Default Enrollment

Students applying to the SAIL scholarship program, who are not enrolled in GEARE or the College of Science “Learning Beyond the Classroom” or the “Language and Culture” programs, have not opted to take one of the co-sponsored programs' approved ICL courses, nor the COM 30301 (3 credit course), will be enrolled by default in COM 30301 (1 credit course).

COM 30301 (3 credits)

COM 30301 - Mentored Intercultural Communication Experience

This course option is available as a 3-credit hour course for a letter grade assessed using the standard University grading scale. Students must indicate in on the My Study Abroad page, the course they are applying to and the number of credits being sought (1 or 3). Once placed within a cohort with an intercultural mentor, students will complete a series of online modules which include short readings, videos, interviews, and reflective essays and activities. Created by a Purdue University curriculum design team led by CILMAR, this intercultural course is made up of eight units. This version of the course uses a more rigorous version of the curriculum, which is commensurate with a 3-credit hour workload and includes a total of eight "Live Session" class meetings.  Live Sessions facilitate guided discussions that exercise and expand upon the module work completed online; thereby increasing cultural self-awareness and an ability to work effectively with people from other cultures.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to help students to connect with the differences they encounter and better understand the similarities and differences between their own culture and others; including, but not limited to professional practice in their chosen career field. In so doing, students will become better able to articulate and demonstrate the component skills of “interpersonal and intercultural effectiveness” as defined in the Purdue Undergraduate Core Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Both the 1 and 3-credit versions of the SAIL COM 30301 utilize the Growing, Learning, Understanding Everyone (GLUE) curriculum. This curriculum was designed by a team of CILMAR Intercultural Learning Specialists and experts from across Purdue's West Lafayette campus. For more information visit our GLUE|CILMAR webpage and view our introductory video.

Approved ICL Courses

Students taking part in one of the co-sponsored programs listed below are expected to choose the co-sponsored program's approved Intercultural Learning (ICL) course if available during the specific term and in the specific location. Students must verify the availability of each course with the hosting study abroad organization for the selected location and specific term. Each student is responsible for making any relevant payments and confirming registration. Please consult your Study Abroad Advisor about these options. Once the course has been verified, students must communicate this verification to the SAIL program coordinator, Dr. Daniel Jones (dcjones@purdue.edu).

CAPA: Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 credits) in Florence
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CIEE: COMM 3301 Intercultural Communication & Leadership (3 credits) in Amman, Barcelona, Beijing, Cape Town, Legon, Lisbon, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Rennes, Santiago (DR), Seoul, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Sydney, and Tokyo
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IES:
IR/IB 393 Leading Across Cultures: Principles & Practice (3 credits) in Dublin, European Union (Germany), London, Milan, and Paris
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IC 215 Intercultural Communication (3 credits) in Vienna
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Semester at Sea: IE 200 Global Studies (3 credits)
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University of Minnesota: OLPD 3332 Global Identity (1 credit, online) in Montpellier and Toledo
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Students planning to take one of the above approved ICL courses from the co-sponsor organization will need to include this class on their course approval form.
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SAIL Goals: Learning Outcomes and Evidence

Per the recommendations of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Transparency Framework and the NILOA Excellence in Assessment Standards, we provide the goals for each student program offered through CILMAR.

Goal 1: 50% of mentored students will exhibit a lower regression rate than in the previous year. Evidence is via matched comparison of individual IDI pre and post scores. Specifically, there will be a 50% decline in the rate of IDI regression as compared to previous year. Regression is defined as decreasing the Developmental Orientation score by 7 or more points.

Goal 2: 20% of mentored groups will, additionally, exhibit higher mean IDI gain than in the previous year. Further, there will be a 20% improvement in mean intercultural competence gain for each mentored group type as compared to the previous year's outcome. If attained this will amount to a 12-point mean gain for one-to-one mentored groups and an 8.5-point gain for group-mentored cohorts.

For more, please see Intercultural Learning in Semester-Long Study Abroad: A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of One-on-One Versus Group-Mentored Interventions.


*Experiential Education Scholarship

The Office of Experiential Education has developed a new scholarship opportunity for students participating in experiential education! Students must be participating in an ExEd opportunity offered by Purdue University. To qualify, students must be a Purdue West Lafayette undergraduate or Pharm D student, in good academic standing, enrolled full-time or part-time, and meet the financial aid citizenship requirements. Scholarships can be awarded in amounts of up to $2000. The amount awarded may vary depending on the type of experiential education opportunity and expenses related to the experience.

Scholarships are merit-based, and these funds are intended to supplement other scholarship funds or a student’s own personal funds. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To qualify, applications must be submitted by the appropriate due date as listed below:

For summer funds, applications are due by April 15

For fall funds, applications are due by June 1

For spring funds, applications are due by November 1

 

Updated on 8/8/2023