Globally Networked Learning

The Office of Global Education and Engagement is happy to announce Globally Networked Learning (GNL), an initiative designed to support faculty interested in incorporating virtual programming into their courses. You do not have to be a study abroad program director in order to take part in GNL – this is an opportunity for all faculty interested in global learning.

globally networked learning

Globally Networked Learning integrates global perspectives into the curriculum via online programming and research in connection with partner institutions from around the world.

For Faculty-Led Programs

Globally Networked Learning can be used to enhance current faculty-led programming. If you have led programs in the past, consider how incorporating online programming from the host destination(s) could help your students process their experiences abroad.

Before the Program

Virtual components could be used to introduce students to the host culture, help them practice the local language, or even provide virtual tours prior to arrival. Students will be better prepared for their experience abroad.

After the Program

Incorporate online learning into follow-up assignments so students can process their experiences and build upon knowledge gained during their time abroad.

For On-Campus Courses

Bring the world to your classroom! Incorporate meaningful online experiences and foster global learning for students who are unable or choose not to physically study abroad. GNL offers a variety of flexible models to suit your needs.


Incorporating virtual programming into your courses via globally networked learning offers many benefits for both you and your students. Watch this short video for an overview of what this initiative can do for you.

getting started

The Office of International Programs looks forward to serving as a resource to any faculty member interested in exploring the addition of a GNL component to an existing or planned new course and we encourage you to contact our GNL coordinator, Dr. Joe Hoff, to open an initial conversation.