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Razor’s Edge Global Scholars attending seminar with Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon.

Razor’s Edge Global Scholars attending seminar with Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon.

Testimonials

"I am grateful for the opportunities Razors Edge Global has provided for me, especially the Florida International Leadership Conference. I was able to create amazing relationships with both international and American students from other universities in Florida."

Kapiolani Wisler, Razor’s Edge Global 2020
Adams Class


"Razors Edge Global has positively impacted my college experience thus far because I have a great group of friends and have made amazing connections. Our community projects have also challenged us to take on leadership roles that have encouraged us to start working toward our goals. Thanks to razors edge, I am a more globally aware citizen and am anxious to see what the next 3 years in the program will bring!"

Karlee Kaltz, Razor’s Edge Global 2020
Adams Class

Razor's Edge Global Scholars Program

The Razor’s Edge Global Program scholarship is designed for domestic and international students entering college as first time freshmen who have a strong interest in global issues, international relations, global leadership, and cross-cultural understanding.  Participants in this innovative scholarship program must have a deep desire to continuously improve their global awareness and leadership skills by sharing their experiences with the NSU community; and demonstrating an understanding of what it is to be part of an ever evolving global society in turn. Upon completion of this 4-year program, Razor’s Edge-Global participants receive a Minor in Global Engagement.

The Razor’s Edge Global Engagement Minor is a curricular and co-curricular minor that is designed to provide learning experiences inside and outside the classroom through involvement in global leadership and engagement activities on campus and at a local, state, national, and international levels. The requirements for the minor in Global Engagement are only available to students admitted to the Razor’s Edge Global Scholars program offered by the Office of International Affairs. To complete the requirements for this minor, students must complete 10 credits from the required course core and 6 credits from the elective courses.

Mandatory Core Courses (10 credits)

  • COMM 2300 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
  • INST 1500 Global Issues (3 credits)
  • RAZG 1500 Global Leadership (1 credit)
  • RAZG 1501 Global Engagement (1 credits)
  • RAZG 1502 Multicultural and Diversity Issues (1 credit)
  • RAZG 1503 Global Engagement Portfolio (1 credit)

Elective Courses (6 credits from the following courses)

  • HIST 3400 U.S. Foreign Relations (3 credits)
  • HUMM 1200 Introduction to World Religions (3 credits)
  • POLS 2300 International Relations (3 credits)
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE* (3-6 CREDITS)
    *language must be approved by program director

Curricular and Co-Curricular Requirements

Year 1

Curricular

Semester 1: RAZG 1500—Global Leadership (1 credit)
Semester 2: INST 1500—Global Issues (3 Credits)

Co-Curricular

  • Global Engagement (GE) Experience (Campus/Community level)
  • International Education Week
  • Fall/Winter Education Abroad Fair
  • Student Organization membership
  • Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC)
  • NSU Leadership Conference
  • Monthly Global Dialogue Attendance
  • NSU CommunityFest
  • Distinguished Lecturer Series
  • Summer Study Abroad (Optional)
  • Other projects/initiatives/experiences as assigned   

Year 2

Curricular

Semester 1: RAZG 1501—Global Engagement (1 credit)
Semester 2: COMM 2300—Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

Co-Curricular

  • Global Engagement (GE) Experience (Campus/State level)
  • International Education Week
  • Fall/Winter Education Abroad Fair
  • Student Organization membership
  • NSU Leadership Conference
  • “Peer Beyond Borders” Implementation
  • Monthly Global Dialogue Attendance
  • NSU CommunityFest
  • Distinguished Lecturer Series
  • Summer Study Abroad (Optional)
  • Other projects/initiatives/experiences as assigned

Year 3

Curricular

Semester 1: RAZG 1502—Multicultural and Diversity Issues (1 credit)
Semester 2: HIST 3400—U.S. Foreign Relations (3 credits) or pre-approved elective (see listing above)

Co-Curricular

  • Global Engagement Experience (Campus/National/International Level)
  • International Education Week
  • Fall/Winter Education Abroad Fair-Program hosting/organization
  • Student Organization membership
  • NSU Leadership Conference
  • “Peer Beyond Borders” Implementation
  • Monthly Global Dialogue Attendance
  • NSU CommunityFest
  • Distinguished Lecturer Series
  • Razor’s Edge Global Field Experience
  • Summer Study Abroad (Optional)
  • Other projects/initiatives/experiences as assigned

Year 4

Curricular

Semester 1: RAZG 1503—Final Global Engagement Portfolio (1 credit)
Semester 2: POLS 2300—International Relations (3 credits) or Pre-approved elective (see listing above)

Co-Curricular

  • Global Engagement Experience (Campus/International/National Level)
  • International Education Week-Program hosting/organization
  • Fall/Winter Education Abroad Fair
  • Student Organization membership
  • Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC)
  • NSU Leadership Conference
  • “Peer Beyond Borders” Implementation
  • Monthly Global Dialogue Attendance
  • NSU CommunityFest
  • Distinguished Lecturer Series
  • Razor’s Edge Global Field Experience
  • Other projects/initiatives/experiences as assigned
  • Earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in each undergraduate level course used to satisfy the minor.
  • Any Failing grade or any type of withdrawal after the Drop/Add period from your R.E. Minor may result in programmatic probation. Continued failing grades and/or course withdrawals or drops may lead to program dismissal.
  • Any D grade on a required Minor course will need to be repeated, and only one D grade will be permitted in the course of the program.
  • All credit hours in the global engagement minor must be approved by the Razor’s Edge Global Administration.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, etc.) may be used.
  • Internship, Co-Op, or Independent Study credit cannot be used toward the Global Engagement Minor
  • Participants must maintain a 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • Participants cannot drop below a full-time academic status until the last semester of their senior year (minimum of 12 credit hours).
  • Participants must meet all co-curricular requirements.
  • Participants must be in good conduct standing with NSU at all times.
  • The global engagement minor will be awarded only at the time of NSU degree completion.
  • Please note that requirements and classes are subject to change based upon availability, university conditions, programmatic need, etc.

For more information, contact

Katie Goodroad, Razor’s Edge Global Program
(954) 262-7240
kg1195@nova.edu

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