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International Honors Program
The International Honors Program is designed to complement and enrich the undergraduate study of motivated and high achieving students in all majors. In order to participate in Honors and enroll in courses, students must be admitted into, and maintain good standing in, the International Honors Program. Students who complete the International Honors Program take Honors courses in a wide range of subjects, reach a basic level of language competency in a second language, study abroad for at least one semester, or complete an equivalent international experience. Courses taken in fulfillment of the requirements for the International Honors Program typically also fulfill the University’s General Education Core requirements.
To successfully complete the International Honors Program, a student must be a member of Lloyd International Honors College at the time of graduation, have a UNCG GPA of 3.30 or higher at graduation, have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher on all honors work attempted in the first two years of membership in the honors college, and have completed the following course work:
- a first-year Honors seminar (3 s.h.) in the first semester after having been admitted to Lloyd International Honors College;
- HSS 198: Honors Colloquium (1 s.h.) in the first semester after having been admitted to Lloyd International Honors College;
- Nine (9) s.h. of additional Honors course work.
In addition, a student must:
- master a language other than their native language through the equivalent of the 204 level of language courses taught at UNCG. Ancient languages and sign languages are permitted. This requirement can be fulfilled by any combination of course work, placement tests, and appropriate evidence of mastery through other documentation.
- complete an approved international experience, usually in the form of studying abroad for a semester or a full academic year. To document completion of the international experience, students must register for HSS 299 (graded on a pass/not pass basis; 0 s.h.) in the semester following their international experience.
Students who complete the requirements for the International Honors Program receive a Certificate of International Honors, have that accomplishment noted on their official transcript, and are recognized at a banquet held at the end of the academic year.