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Reading the Globe: Application Process

Application Process: Part I

Reading the Globe is back! 

If you are a first-time freshmen enrolled in UNIV 1201 in fall 2021, you are eligible to compete for a TAMIU-funded trip to Argentina in Maymester.

How to participate [Currently closed]: Create a 7-10 (maximum) minute video that addresses all of the following questions.You can upload a video file or submit a link to your video from YouTube, OneDrive, Google Drive, or DropBox. If you are linking a video, please ensure your sharing settings are enabled. 

You must sign-in with your Dusty email in order to submit your video. Only one submission will be allowed, and you must be a first-time freshman enrolled in UNIV 1201 to be eligible. Videos must be uploaded by January 7, 2022.


  1. Tell us about yourself. What is your name? Where are you from? What is your major? What fun fact or interesting thing would you like to tell us about yourself?
  2. How do you integrate what you have learned about self-determination and GPS into this trip?
  3. What is the purpose of this trip for you?
  4. How might your involvement in this trip benefit others? Please answer from both a local and global perspective. In other words, how will taking this trip benefit your friends, family, TAMIU or your community? How might the Singaporean community benefit from a visit by TAMIU students?
  5. Why do you think you deserve this opportunity?

If your video is selected as one of the top 25, you will be contacted via your TAMIU email for an interview. Interviews will begin the week of January 24. After the interview round, approximately 15 students will be chosen for travel.

Important deadlines: 

  • November 1, 2021: Video guidelines and questions posted to M.A.P. website and BlackBoard
  • January 7, 2022: Videos due
  • January 10, 2022: Videos scored
  • January 24, 2022: Interview of eligible candidates
  • May 13-24, 2022: Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina   

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