Global Studies Concentration

In support of the School's Mission Statement, Tampa Prep offers an interdisciplinary Global Studies Concentration for rising 10th grade students who are passionate about international issues. This concentration requires students to select classes from a body of relevant coursework that lies at the heart of the interdisciplinary focus. In addition, students are required to participate in one of several extracurricular activities that complement the program. Participants must also attend a manageable selection of related events. The underlying goal is to equip graduating students with a range of experiences that prepare them for further opportunities in these interdisciplinary fields, while also completing Tampa Prep’s graduation requirements. Students who successfully complete all requirements for a Concentration will be recognized at graduation.

  1. Application and acceptance into the Concentration
  2. Completion of the core curriculum
  3. Completion of two additional Global Studies credits
  4. Regular participation in an approved activity
  5. Must attend at least one Model United Nations conference before graduation
  6. Must attend all scheduled on-campus events and one off-campus event each semester
  7. Host an international student
  8. Participation in at least one approved study/travel abroad program
  9. Completion of an approved culminating research project
  10. Maintain a minimum overall unweighted 3.0 GPA in Global Studies courses (pertains to the Class of 2017 and beyond)
  11. All exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the Global Studies Committee

1. Application

  • Rising 10th grade students must submit an application by a pre-determined deadline to the Global Studies Committee, stating their desire to participate in the Concentration and agreeing to the terms of the program.

2. Participating students must complete the following core curriculum by graduation

  • History
    • World History 1
    • World History 2 or AP World History
    • US History or AP US History
  • English
    • English 9
    • English 10
    • English 11
    • English 12
  • Languages
    • Four-year minimum
    • Can be three years in one language and one in a second language, or four in the same language

3. Participating students must complete at least TWO credits of these courses by the end of 12th grade:

  • AP Art History (1.0)
  • Economics (1.0)
  • AP Economics (1.0)
  • AP European History (1.0)
  • Estudios Latinoamericanos (0.5)
  • Latin American Studies (0.5)
  • Francophone Studies (0.5)
  • Advanced French Conversation Through Film (0.5)
  • World Religions (0.5)
  • Contemporary Issues (0.5)
  • Cultural Anthropology (0.5)
  • Other courses approved by the Global Studies Committee

4. Students must be a regular, yearly participant in ONE of the following activities:

  • International Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Model United Nations (M.U.N.)
  • A Tampa Prep world or classical language club
  • Any additional club approved by the Global Studies Committee

5. Students must attend at least ONE Model United Nations conference before graduating

6. Students must attend all scheduled on-campus events and one off-campus event each semester

  • There will be a variety of offerings each semester
  • After each event students must submit an artifact from the event (if off-campus) and a written reflection of the event to the Global Studies Committee within five days of attending the event

7. Students must host an international student at least once during their Global Studies Concentration (by the end of 12th grade)

  • Host a Tampa Prep international exchange student for a semester or a year
    (Host families will be provided with a substantial monthly stipend to defer costs of hosting a student)
  • Host a shorter-term visiting exchange student

8. Students must participate in at least ONE approved study/travel abroad program during their Global Studies Concentration (by the end of 12th grade)

  • Program must be a minimum of ten days in length

9. Students must complete a culminating Global Research Project that is approved by the Global Studies Committee

  • Students must present their research in a public forum

10. Students must maintain a minimum overall unweighted 3.0 GPA in Global Studies courses. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue a global studies oriented Senior Internship

Application Process

DEADLINE FOR 18-19 Program Applicants: April 30, 2018

Candidates for the Global Studies Program are required to:
  1. Read the program overview and curriculum criteria (left).
  2. Complete the Global Studies Application form.
  3. Obtain two recommendations, one of which must come from a current teacher. Please direct references to the Global Studies Recommendation Form.

Please direct any questions about these requirements to Global Studies Coordinator Mrs. Laura Bridges-Pereira at or 813.251.8481 x4249.