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- In this virtual exchange/GLE project,
students from Chicago and Dubai compared cultural and physical differences in the
two global event cities. First, students from DePaul University and The
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management conducted video introductions and
participated in online discussions to better understand the culture of each
city, as well as get to know each other better before beginning the GLE project,
as the majority of students had never been to Dubai or Chicago respectively. Next,
students were divided into 9 groups and worked together to create a tourism
event for a specific city, resulting in a final recorded PowerPoint
presentation. In their presentations, students discussed the type of event they
will be hosting, and how it would fit into the local culture; they noted anticipated
attendee demographics and the reasoning for selecting specific event dates.
They also discussed types of event marketing that will be utilized, the
cultural impact of hosting the event on the residents, and finally, they presented
a risk analysis to determine the anticipated economic impact the event would
have on the host city, as well as the long-term benefits. Finally, these
projects allowed students to understand how to work remotely with a global
group, and to understand the cultural, economic and transformative impact that
events have on global cities.
Communication Type/ Interaction Mode :
Learning Outcomes :
- Utilize technology such as
voice thread and zoom to create a video introduction and conduct synchronous
- Compare and contrast the
cultural differences between the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
Determine the cultural interdependencies between the two countries
- Create and develop an event
in a specific location as a means of increasing tourism to that location.
- Identify and explain the economic impact an event has
on a specific location, both from an economic and cultural point of view.
Reflection Component :
- Final reflection paper, in
addition to an in class discussion.
Empathy Building Component :
- Video introductions, followed
by weekly discussion posts.