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Virtual Exchange in Human Sexuality

​​​​​​​​Project Summary:

In this GLE project, the main objectives of the program was to stimulate knowledge about the diversity of topics of human sexuality and to raise awareness about similarities and differences in sexuality in different cultural contexts. For this purpose, besides the classes, the students were divided into small bicultural groups and met weekly. The main goal of the project was for groups to discuss cultural impacts on their assigned topic which varied from Gender Identity/ Expression to Sexual Education. The students were required to create a project outline and draft for their final presentations from their shared documents and research.

Project Length:

  • ​7 Weeks

Technology Tools Used:

  • D2l
  • Google Drive, Google meet
  • Zoom
  • Flipgrid
  • WhatsApp
  • Voice Thread

Interaction Mode:

  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students explored the diversity of topics of human sexuality (useful for the professional career and personal life of the students).
  • Students increased their awareness about similarities and differences in human sexuality and issues related to the topic in different cultural contexts.
  • Students increased their respect for and learning from the perspectives of others on the sensitive topic of human sexuality.
  • Students improved their ability to effectively collaborate in cross-cultural virtual environments.

​Faculty Feedback:

"The biggest highlight for me was seeing the students collaborate and build relationships.  In their reflection papers, many students mentioned not only how they learned patience and compassion, but also how they felt as if they gained new friendships."

~ Susan Markunas

​"The biggest highlight for me was realizing how the students challenged themselves, not only to study sexuality, but to face the anxiety of exposing themselves, speaking a second language. At the end of the project, they reported how much they had learned and how proud they were of themselves."  

~ Bárbara Lucena

Susan Markunas

Susan Markunas

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Psychology
Course name: Human Sexuality

Bárbara Lucena

Bárbara Lucena

Institution: Unichristus University
Discipline: Psychology
Course name: Human Sexuality

Partner Institutions

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States

Unichristus University
Fortaleza, Brazil


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