Any global learning opportunity is valuable. As the world is adapting to pandemic conditions, the value and importance of cultural fluency remains significant. Remote opportunities provide intentional, high tech pathways to increased diversity, equity and social justice experiences. Virtual global education isn't the future, it is here now.
Saint Anselm College’s Global Programs Portfolio (accessed through the Global Portal) now includes virtual global course, laboratory and internship options, offering dynamic environments for students to build unique connections, attend classes with an international cohort, work with global NGOs and companies, and continue to develop non-cognitive (soft-skill) and digital competencies critical to today's workforce. Students will have experiences such as a “day in the life of a local”, virtual city tours and exposure to cultural riches through activities such as real-time language, and even cooking and dance classes.
Virtual programs offer elements that tradition in-country do not:
Affordable: priced substantially lower than in-country; no travel expenses
Accessible: proximity to intercultural experiences and industry experts, with intentional reflection
Environmentally Responsible: no carbon footprint
Significant digital competencies development: State of the art learning management systems (LMS) developed specifically for these programs
Customized micro-credentialing and digital badging for professional portfolios and profiles