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Collaborative Online International Learning

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Office of Faculty Development
Description: Collaborative Online International Learning
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
1:00-1:50 p.m.
Location: Office of Faculty Development, LIB 213

Facilitator: Dr. Catherine Curran-Kelly, Professor, Charlton College of Business

In this session, we will explore the variety of options for including a virtual study abroad component to your course. Virtual study abroad allows students who could otherwise not participate in a study abroad experience reap the benefits of connecting and working with people from other cultures. Students participate in either dialogue-based learning (such as connecting a literature class on campus with a campus in South Africa after a reading of Cry the Beloved Country) or project-based learning (such as connecting a business course to refugee business owners in Greece) experience. These experiences can be transformative as students encounter opinions and cultures that are not their own. The session will cover resources on how to incorporate this experience into your course, finding international partners, and best practices from the Steven's Initiative of the Aspen Institute (

To register, please email Ellen Mandy at
Topical Areas: Faculty, Faculty Development