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By Global Engagement Staff /
November 6, 2020 /
Most of the work we do at DePaul to offer students a broad portfolio of international experiential learning leverages our global partners. These are Universities, institutions of higher education, organizations, and companies that have embraced internationalization as part of their core values. The most successful partnerships are those who support a broad spectrum of activities, from student physical mobility through bilateral exchanges and study abroad opportunities, to virtual collaborations through Global Learning Experience (GLE), to jointly organized conferences and reciprocal visits of faculty and staff. Among these solid relationships there is our alliance with the Australian Catholic University (ACU). This spotlight article was written in collaboration with Kirk Doyle, ACU’s Associate Director, International Relations and Partnerships.
DePaul students who spent time at ACU are enthusiastic about their experience and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Maya Mic, a student who is spending Academic Year 2020-21 at ACU says:“During the first few months of my year-long study abroad experience in Melbourne, Australia, I had suffered a personal loss back home. My instructors were incredibly understanding and took time out of their days to grab a coffee with me and discuss how they could help me succeed in the midst of this hardship. Along with this, not only were my Semester in Australia friends beyond responsive and made sure I had everything I needed, but the amount of Australian students in my classes that reached out to me offering their support was overwhelming and beyond moving.”