Global Engagement > Partnerships > Programs for Partner Institutions > Global Learning Experience
The Global Learning Experience (GLE) is DePaul University’s virtual exchange program, aimed at facilitating interactions between its student population and the student populations of international partner institutions, through collaboration between respective faculty members. GLE aims to increase the number of valuable, transformative intercultural experiences to which students are exposed through the use of web-based instructional technologies. Since the program launched in 2013, we have offered numerous courses with GLE components across a variety of disciplines, many of which are showcased here. For more information about the program, please visit go.depaul.edu/gle.
Interaction between students is aimed at maximizing the richness and intensity of intercultural exposure with meaningful and thoughtful experiences. Opportunities for reflection in a multicultural context are encouraged. Several implementation models are possible and creativity is encouraged. Some examples include:
Any two faculty members, one from DePaul and one from an international partner institution, can propose a GLE.
The Office of the Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning at DePaul can assist with the communication between the two institutions and with facilitating faculty pairings.
DePaul University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will assist faculty with the design, development, and implementation of the shared experience. One instructional designer will be assigned to each pair of faculty. The instructional designer will facilitate an initial meeting with the two faculty members in order to identify the scope, type, and duration of the shared interaction and to suggest the best teaching strategies and technologies to support the objectives of the interaction.