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Online International Programming

Program Overview

Global Carolina maximizes the university’s capacity to engage students in global learning; achieve and maintain a globally diverse student body; and support international scholarly endeavors. Our services and programs facilitate international and American students' engagement in international learning both in and beyond the classroom.  Global Carolina’s Education Abroad office, formerly Study Abroad, has a rich tradition of partnering with faculty to develop classes that explore the world and of supporting students as they travel to new locations. While the world has changed, the need for global learning experiences for students continues, now even more so!  Fortunately, there are numerous ways in which these opportunities can continue for both faculty and students and many tools to help you achieve a rewarding learning experience!   

Join us for this series of workshops to learn how you can develop an Online International Program (as referred to as study abroad courses) to enrich the global learning experiences of your students—virtually! By leveraging your international expertise and interests, you can open the doors to a global adventure for many students.

Upon completion of all three workshops, you’ll earn a digital badge which you can proudly add to your study abroad course, your email signature, or online professional page to indicate your unique expertise in virtual Global Learning Experience development.

Questions?  Please contact Jenna Rees-White, Global Collaborations Manager, Education Abroad Office, jennarc@email.sc.edu.

Required Workshops

What is a Global Learning Experience?  
Friday, October 16, 2020 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Have you ever considered facilitating a Global Learning Experience (GLE), also referred to as a study abroad class, with your students and exploring your discipline in another part of the world? Are you already experienced at leading GLEs and want to hear about the latest developments in this area? Join us in this session to learn about the innovations from the field of study abroad in higher education and the measures UofSC’s Education Abroad Office has taken since COVID-19 began impacting international travel. This session will familiarize you with best practices for setting up and facilitating an effective virtual education abroad experience so you can develop an Online International course. 

How to Propose a Global Learning Experience (GLE)
Friday, October 23, 2020 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Now that you have heard the history of GLEs and know how UofSC is supporting them, you are interested in potentially leading one! However, you may be wondering how to approach your department with this proposal or how to fulfill its requirements. This session will walk you through the departmental, Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning, and Education Abroad steps to propose a GLE, including what deadlines to keep in mind. 

Global Learning Experience (GLE) 
Friday, November 20, 2020 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

With your knowledge from the previous two sessions, you’ll work with facilitators hands-on to create a really rich, engaging virtual Global Learning Experience (GLE). Come prepared with the syllabus of your choosing, and work with EAO staff and UofSC faculty to begin building your GLE proposal. You will leave this session with the basis of a GLE proposal, whether as a contingency plan for a current Global Classroom or a course of its own you’d like to run in the future. 


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