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Lead a Global Learning Experience (GLE)

The Global Learning Experience (GLE) is DePaul University's collaborative online international learning experience aimed at facilitating interactions between its student population and the student populations of international partners institutions via collaboration between respective faculty members.

GLE is intended to increase the number of transformative intercultural experiences students are exposed to through the use of web-based instructional technologies and strives to increase opportunities for students to achieve intercultural competencies and global awareness.

Can I do a GLE as part of my course?

Any DePaul faculty member can do a Global Learning Experience in a DePaul class.​​

Does a GLE need to involve the entire class for the entire quarter?

GLEs vary from one simple shared assignment all the way to an entire co-taught course.​

Is there formal training offered for GLE?

There are two training cycles offered throughout the year, one in fall/winter and one in winter/spring. Exact deadlines and dates are found at​.

Do I need to have an international partner established before attending a GLE training?

Leveraging your existing personal or professional international contacts will maximize the success of your GLE. However, the office of Global Engagement can assist you in finding a partner if you do not currently have one. You will definitely need to have a partner identified before submitting a formal GLE proposal.​

Is there funding for travel to prepare for a GLE?

After attending a training cycle, you can submit a formal proposal for a GLE. There are grants available for proposals that are approved by the Comprehensive Internationalization Committee. More information on proposal preparation, submission and grant amount can be found at​​.

To learn more about how you can lead a Global Learning Experience as a DePaul faculty member, visit the GLE program page on the Teaching Commons website. For any additional questions, email Rosi Leon, assistant director for Global Engagement and Online Learning.