Razor’s Edge Global Scholars Video
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Razor’s Edge Global Scholars attending seminar with Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon.
"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
"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
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 Scholars Program empowers exceptional undergraduate students to cultivate their talents and passions as they champion campus internationalization, serve as change agents in their diverse communities, and engage others in global citizenship.
Through participation in Razor’s Edge Global, Scholars will develop and demonstrate a commitment to continual growth in the following areas:
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)
Elective Courses (6 credits from the following courses)
Year one of the Razor’s Edge Global Scholars Program includes an emphasis on welcoming scholars to the NSU and Razor’s Edge Global communities. Scholars participate in cohort and program based networking and mentorship. They have an opportunity to engage as student leaders in a self-designed Community Impact Project (CIP).
Experiential Learning: Community Impact
As global citizens and leaders, Razor’s Edge Global scholars create Community Impact Projects (CIPs). Students propose, organize, execute, and reflect upon projects that impact individuals in the NSU and/or local community. Projects may be one-time events, event series, sustainable policies, or other initiatives.
Year two of the Razor’s Edge Global Scholars Program emphasizes developing an internal and external readiness for global engagement. REG scholars explore the foundations of global engagement through program planning, philanthropy, and service.
Experiential Learning: Service & Philanthropy
Recognizing that service and philanthropy are often critical to sustainable global engagement, REG Scholars will be responsible for designing and executing fundraising projects which result in two international engagement scholarships for NSU students. Read more about these scholarships at www.nova.edu/internationalaffairs/give.
Through fundraising, students will explore the contributions of international students at NSU and understand the value and career benefits of engaging in international experiences such as study abroad and international internships.
Year three of the Razor’s Edge Global Scholars Program is the experiential application of the curricular and co-curricular preparation completed within the first two years. Students utilize knowledge in global leadership, multicultural competency, global awareness and intercultural communication to complete a Global Engagement Project.
Experiential Learning: Global Engagement
The Global Engagement Project (GEP) is a culmination of work spanning the first three years of the program. Students have the opportunity to design and execute their own project or participate in the embedded Travel Study component within the Global Engagement Portfolio course, which includes various levels of global engagement:
NSU recruitment - REG Scholars will promote the NSU experience by engaging in at least one international recruitment opportunity, such as presenting at a local high school, hosting an information session at an EducationUSA office, etc.
Year four of the Razor’s Edge Global Scholars Program focuses on mentorship and inspiring and developing global leadership in others.
By year four all RAZG specific coursework will have been completed. Students in the four-year track will focus on completing any of the pre-approved elective coursework remaining to earn the required 16 credits.
Experiential Learning: Global Leadership & Mentorship
Each fourth year REG Scholar will be assigned as a mentor to one or more REG Scholar(s) in the first, second and/or third year. Mentorship responsibilities will include:
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