Help students unlock their potential and gain valuable international experience
Apply today for the Global Learning Opportunities
Mohawk College’s Global Learning Opportunities (GLO) program offers students the chance to gain valuable, life-changing experiences while at the same time increasing their intercultural competencies and learning in-demand skills.
“Global Learning Opportunities are part of our strategic commitment to developing intercultural competencies and skills among students, faculty and staff. Whether travelling abroad or connecting virtually, GLO provides impactful opportunities, transformative experiences, and memories that will last a lifetime.” - Thea Laidman, Associate Vice President, International
The GLO program provides organized learning experiences for full-time students, faculty and staff. Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Global Learning Opportunities program.
There are two options available:
Global Learning Opportunity – international travel
Faculty can apply to lead an organized learning experience for full time students that takes place abroad and contributes to the achievement of global learning outcomes. This past February faculty members from Early Childhood Education led the first GLO trip to the Dominican Republic via the Dream Project. The team visited non profit childcare settings to gain intercultural understanding.
For more details, download: Global Learning Opportunity – international travel
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) - Virtual Global Learning Opportunity
Faculty can apply to lead a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) experience for their class via the Global Learning Opportunity application. COIL connects classrooms through collaborative student projects across time zones, language differences and geographical distance using online tools. Past faculty have indicated that ‘[the] program is definitely important. Many of our domestic students have not experienced life outside of Canada [and] our industry is looking for international exposure.’
GLO Faculty Testimonials:
- Karen Boughton, ECE Professor
- Kerry Drake, ECE Professor
- Kathy Kemp, ECE Professor, CDP Apprenticeship Program Coordinator
For more details, download: COIL - Virtual Global Learning Opportunity
The GLO program is part of the college’s commitment to enhancing intercultural awareness and understanding, embedding global learning outcomes and supporting the development of culturally diverse learning environments.
For more information about GLO visit, https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/global-learning-opportunities-glo
If you have questions about GLO or the application process, you can also contact Sandra Gruosso, Manager, International Partnerships and Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.