Global Engagement > Student Resources > Global Learning Experience
Would you like to collaborate with students overseas on a collaborative project, without leaving your DePaul classroom or your home?
Are you interested in creating meaningful global connections and having potentially transformative intercultural experiences, facilitated by your instructor and aided by technology?
Would you like to be one step closer to completing the Global Fluency Certificate?
A Global Learning Experience (GLE), also known as virtual exchange (VE), is a technology-enabled learning experience that is embedded within an existing DePaul course and has clear outcomes and deliverables, in which sustained communication and interaction takes place between DePaul students and students from an international partner institution. In a GLE course, students engage in academic discussions, collaborative projects and joint lectures coordinated by the DePaul professor and their international partner.
What does a GLE project look like? See examples of DePaul GLE courses here. You can browse by discipline, country or partner school.
Current DePaul students can find upcoming courses that have a GLE component in Campus Connection by following these steps:
“The GLE is just a unique learning experience. It's rare you get situations where you [are] able to directly apply the course material and do so in a way that directly influences people in a normal class setting. This was really interesting, challenging in some ways, easier in others, I really enjoyed working with our international teams as well, so that was super fascinating and I think the project/problem was helpful.”
“I love meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds. The GLE project put me in contact with two students from completely different countries and we all worked together towards the same goal. GLE allowed me to come in contact with people I would have otherwise never crossed paths with, in my life, and I believe that we have formed friendships outside of the project as well.”
“The entire experience itself is in line with my own personal career goals. What I am delighted about is the trials and errors about myself and the workflow/pipeline that I can carry into my own work as an editor and filmmaker. I wish more courses had experiences incorporated into the coursework like this GLE project because having this hands-on experience just gave me the opportunity to make important notes about myself and how work like this can be carried out.”
“I think learning the potential complications of communication, and learning how to solve problems with people in another country was extremely useful to learn. It gave insight to situations that could happen while working in the future on a project, and what steps need to be taken to avoid miscommunication and set yourself up for the smoothest long distance collaboration.”
Upcoming GLE Courses*
*Please note that GLE course list is subject to change without prior notice.
MGT 595.901/MPS 524.301 and MPS 604.302