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Global Classroom

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but faculty must submit completed applications at least one term prior to the scheduled class.

Interested in leading a Global Classroom? Read more about past collaborations here and here.

What are Global Classrooms?

Global Classrooms are courses that engage Drexel students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of interactive technologies.

Faculty members from any discipline who are ready to incorporate a global dimension into their scheduled class and link it to a class of students at an international partner institution are eligible to apply.

For the pilot round, there were six successful Global Classrooms with students collaboratively addressing global challenges with partners in China, India, Israel, and Italy. We have continued to expand this program across disciplines with a variety of our international partnerships.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend and partnership development support from the Office of International Programs. Additionally, resources such as video tutorials and advice from experienced faculty are available to help prepare for a successful Global Classroom.

The hope is that both professors and students will find this experience enriching in many ways, we have many more such proposals in the future, and faculty members continue to offer their established global classrooms yearly. Eventually, all students should have the opportunity to participate in such a class.

Some professors may elect to work with the Study Abroad Office to add a “face-to-face” component to the class – inviting partners to visit Drexel during intersessions or traveling with students to complete a project on a partner campus. We hope to have strategic funding to support such endeavors as well.




Questions can be directed to: Office of International Programs 215.895.6372 or

Download the application form [PDF] 

Recent Global Classrooms

View full list of previous global classrooms

Name Course Quarter Partner School Country
Chiatti, Beth NURS325 Fall 2017 Blaka University Institute Buea Cameroon
Yoshinaga, Shushi VSCM T480 Fall 2017 Tamagawa University Japan
Toutant, Ligia EDGI541: Special Issues in Sustainability Spring 2017 Universidad de Montevideo Uruguay
Ellis, Eugenia AE480/580: BIOdesign Spring 2017 Politecnico di Miliano Italy
Erickson, Anne ENGL 103 Winter 2017 University of Mannheim Germany
D'Angelo, Dana BUSN102 Winter 2017 University of Leeds United Kingdom
Cataline, Jodi BUSN102 Winter 2017 University of Leeds United Kingdom