September 2020 news and updates from the Global Learning Collective team.
The Global Learning Collective
In this issue:

  • Experience virtual exchange firsthand during Virtual Familiarization Week
  • Featured Program: Campus b's Social Impact Innovation Lab
  • Schedule a virtual exchange faculty workshop for your campus
  • Free Webinar: Community Education Abroad
  • The Asia Institute partners with XJTLU to support Chinese students enrolled at U.S. Institutions
  • Developing a Virtual Exchange Program with EDU Africa
Experience virtual exchange firsthand during
Virtual Familiarization Week
As study abroad programs have been grounded globally, the Collective has intensified efforts to support virtual exchange and other varying modes of international education. To help our partners gain a deeper understanding of the value of virtual programming and the types of opportunities that are possible, we invite you to become a participant and experience a virtual activity firsthand during our upcoming Virtual Familiarization Week.
"A sustainable future for all", the theme for our events will focus on topics related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn about sustainability initiatives in each of the Collective's global regions as we work together to build a more sustainable future for the field of international education.

All sessions are free to register and designed for international educators (university staff and faculty) regardless of background in the topic area.  Some sessions have a participant limit, so we encourage you to register early.
Featured Program: Campus b's
Social Impact Innovation Lab
Campus b is welcoming undergraduate students to register for the Social Impact Innovation Lab scheduled for this Fall 2020 semester.  Offered in partnership with ESPM - an institution regarded as one of the best universities in Brazil and recognized for its marketing and advertising programs - this virtual program will run over the course of 4-weeks (from Oct. 12 to Nov. 6) offering the unique opportunity for participants to develop a better understanding of social entrepreneurship in South America while furthering their own personal development in an immersive learning environment.
Schedule a virtual exchange faculty workshop for your campus
In support of our institutional partners that are exploring virtual exchange opportunities, the Global Learning Collective team is hosting individual info sessions for small groups of faculty members to introduce virtual exchange and discuss the variety of models and support that exists.

Interested in promoting virtual exchange opportunities to your faculty colleagues?  Talk with us about setting up a free workshop for your campus.

From the Field, Announcements, & Resources
International Educator: Developing Students into Global Leaders (September 9)

The PIE News:
Europe: first 100% virtual campus opens (September 9)

Inside Higher Ed: A Decade After Dee: "Reflecting on his own challenges in grad school, Michael T. Parker explores mental health and persistence in a time of pandemic -- and what advisers can do to support their students." (September 11)

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Spring Planning Has Begun. Here's What Colleges Are Thinking So Far (September 11)

University World News: Towards a global delivery model for international higher education (August 21)

Free Webinar: Community Education Abroad
CEPA invites you to join our next free webinar session on Monday, October 5th. This webinar will allow participants to identify the essential guiding principles of community engagement abroad, to be exposed to a community engagement abroad framework and evaluation rubric, and to increase awareness of different approaches (lenses) to community engagement abroad work.

The webinar is based on the recently published book, "Community Education Abroad" by Berquist and Crawford. Susan Buck Sutton wrote, "This volume is a landmark in our understanding of community-engaged international learning programs.

Tapping the many such programs developed at Michigan State University for the last half century, the volume develops a comprehensive framework for analyzing key elements of community engagement abroad accompanied by theoretically framed case studies of how it can change students, faculty, and communities alike.
The Asia Institute partners with XJTLU to support Chinese students enrolled at U.S. institutions
The Asia Institute has partnered several U.S. institutions and Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou, Jiangsu to host Chinese students who are seeking to fulfill their full academic coursework this Fall. Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University is the largest international joint-university in China, with over 12,000 students, and roughly 100 courses taught in English, in addition to a comprehensive Chinese instructed academic program.

The Asia Institute will facilitate course enrollment, CHESICC certifications, housing, and meal plans. Additionally, The Asia Institute will arrange special events including course-specific panels and engagement with China-based alumni.
Developing a virtual exchange program
with EDU Africa
Are you interested in developing a Virtual Exchange program [in sub-Saharan Africa]? Join Michael Massingham, Adrian Maarschalk and Heidi Barends for an illustrative and interactive session on the practical steps involved in developing a program online (what’s required of you, and what you can expect from us). Ample time will be given for audience Q&A, so please come ready with any questions you may have!
Joke of the Day
What kind of chocolate do they sell at the airport?

...Plane Chocolate
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