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Global Learning Experience (GLE)

​​​​​​​​​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?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​

​​Consider taking a DePaul course with a Global Learning Experience (GLE) component!

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.​

F​ind You​​​r GLE Course

Current DePaul students can find upcoming courses that have a GLE component in Campus Connection by following these steps:

  • Within Campus Connect, select the "Student Homepage," and click on the "Manage Classes" tile.
  • On the left grey Navigation bar, select "Class Search and Enroll," and select the desired Term.
  • Search by subject/LSP domain/instructor's last name/course number etc.  
  • Once the results of your search are populated, scroll down via the left navigation bar to "Class Attribute" and click on "Global Learning/Global Learning Experience." ​​(Note: "Global Learning/Global Learning Experience" will not appear if this value has not been attributed to any classes under the specific search criteria).
DePaul students can register for the course as they normally would. There is no extra cost to participate in the GLE.

​Attend an Info Session (for DePaul students)

Interested to learn more about GLE? We invite you to attend one of the upcoming virtual information sessions. To register: please email by the respective deadline listed in the table below to reserve your spot and receive instructions to access the virtual meeting. ​

​Info Session Date
​Registration Deadline
​Wednesday, September 20, 2023
​​3-3:45pm CST, via Zoom
​Monday, September 18​, 2023
​Thursday, January 18, 2024
3-3:45pm CST, via Zoom
Tuesday, January ​16, 2024
​Thursday, April 18, 2024​
​3-3:45pm CST, via Zoom
​Tuesday, April 16, 2024

“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.”


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Upcoming GLE Courses*

*Please note that GLE course list is subject to change without prior notice.​​​​​​​​​​

​College​ DPU Course  DPU Course Title Professor's Name Partner's Institution Name Location (Country)
CDM POST 328/428 Scoring for Film and Video Steel, Robert Australian Catholic University Australia
CDM FILM 380/480 Project Bluelight Steel, Robert FATEC-Tatui Brazil
LAS JPN 301/401 Advanced Japanese IV (Culture) Chikamatsu-Chandler, Nobuko  Hosei University Japan 
LAS ENG 209/309 Writing the City Harvey, Miles University of Georgia Georgia
LAS ENG 390 Senior Seminar Capstone: Fact vs Fiction – Searching for Truth in Literature Morano, Michele American University of Beirut Lebanon
LAS LSP 200.118 Seminar on Race, Power, and Resistance Giampaoli, Michelangelo Centro Universitario Barao de Maua Brazil
LAS CHN 104 Intermediate Chinese I Guan, Sharon Tianjin Normal University


CSH SLP 465 Cultural Responsiveness in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology Olivares, Elia Universidad Santiago de Cali Colombia
CMN PRAD 393 Special Topics in  Public Relations and Advertising Uysal, Nur Bilkent University Turkey
LAS PSC 343.101 (AAS-342-101) International Political Economy of the Pacific Rim  Ibata-Arens, Kathryn Symbiosis International University India
LAS LSP 200.707 Multicultural Seminar: Environmental Worldviews Tzoumis, Kelly UNESP, Metropolitan College, Navajo Technical University, Leiden University Brazil, Greece, Navajo Nation, The Netherlands


​​College DPU Course  DPU Course Title Professor's Name Partner's Institution Name Location (Country)
​CMN MCS 209 History of Cinema III, 1975-present Alvaray, Luisela  Universidad de Zaragoza Spain
LAS  ITA 105 Intermediate Italian Fantuzzi, Anna Maria Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore-Brescia Italy
LAS CSS 320.250 Community Food Systems Rosing, Howard Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Dominican Republic
LAS  CHN 105 Intermediate Chinese II Guan, Sharon Tianjin Normal University China
​​College DPU Course  DPU Course Title Professor's Name Partner's Institution Name Location (Country)
BUS MKT 301 Principles of Marketing Xu, Jack Australian Catholic University Australia
BUS ACC 639 Audit Analytics Wang, David University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
CDM FILM 380/(DOC 396/496) Project Bluelight: Filmmaking Across Continents/Advanced topics in documentary Rana, Anu Georgia Institute of Public Affairs Georgia
CSH ENV 322 Ecosystem Ecology Klimas, Christie UNESP (Sao Paulo State University) Brazil

ENV 202

Resources, Population, and Environment Udoh, Isidore University of Calabar Nigeria

JPN 313

Advanced JPN Reading & Discussion III Chikamatsu-Chandler, Nobuko  Kansai University Japan

JPN 395/REL 244

FLAC Japanese/ Religion & ethics in JPN foodscapes Chikamatsu-Chandler, Nobuko  Kansai University Japan
LAS WRD 377 Writing and Social Engagement: Writing Across Borders Prikhodko, Maria Unichristus University Brazil
LAS CHN 103 Basic Chinese III Guan, Sharon Tianjin Normal University China
LAS ITA 106 Intermediate Italian III Fantuzzi, Anna Maria Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore-Brescia Italy
LAS SOC 280 Mass Media and Culture Laschever, Eulalie International Black Sea University Georgia
LAS MGT 595.901/MPS 524.301 and MPS 604.302 Intro to non-profit mgt Dietlin, Lisa Nottingham Trent University England, UK
LAS SPN 356 Bilingualism in the Spanish-speaking world Hoot, Brad Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador (PUCE) Ecuador
LAS LSE380 Philosophical Studies in Pedagogy, Culture and Globalization Haymes, Stephen Escuela Normal Superior de Neiva Colombia
LAS GEO 351.301 / INT 390.301 / PAX 351.901 / SUD 451.301 Geography, Food and Justice (GEO/PAX)/ Topics in food justice (INT)/ SIstain/Cities & Food justice (SUD) Rosing, Howard Symbiosis International University India