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SOAR is a competency based program at UW made up of experiences that will shape, engage and prepare students to meet unpredictable and complex challenges for the future. As a participant, you will participate in high impact learning experiences in research, cross-cultural and international perspectives, internships, entrepreneurship, leadership and community service. SOAR is an important component of the Honors experience and cirriculum as it promotes experiential learning and connections. In the first year an Honors student should complete the First Year Badge and should complete the Advanced Badge during their three remaining years at the university. To complete these badges, students will use the Suitable application.
The Honors SOAR First-Year Badge includes requirements in the following areas: Intellectual
and Creative Engagement, Service, and the Capstone Training Module. For descriptions
of each of these compontents see the First-Year Badge Requirements. Each first-year student is assigned a SOAR Mentor to help support the completion of this badge.
The Honors SOAR Advanced Badge includes requirements in the following areas: Global and Cultural Perspectives, Arts and Humanities Integration, Social Justice Engagement, STEM Investigation, Leadership and Teamwork Readiness, and the Advanced Capstone Training Module. For descriptions of each of these compontents see the Advanced Badge Requirements.