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Global Learning Online (GLO)

Virtual Exchange

Global Learning Online (GLO) is a co-curricular virtual exchange initiative which has been devised to introduce students at Kent to cross-cultural academic learning experiences online to compliment their existing studies.

Programme Features


Participants on these projects will:

  • identify and enhance their digital literacy skills

  • deepen their understanding and awareness of their intercultural competences

  • learn, appreciate and evaluate different international perspectives

  • strengthen their intercultural dialogue skills

  • develop their knowledge in an area of their studies

Learning outcomes

GLO with Tamagawa University (Japan) - Culture

Autumn Term 2019-20: "The aim is to communicate and study online with students in Japan at Tamagawa University. The joint task involves students working together to identify​ cultural interests of university students in the UK, Japan and other nations."  

Open only to students on LA320 Japanese Post-Beginners.

GLO with Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong) - Migration

Autumn Term 2020-21: "An opportunity to communicate and study online with students at Hong Kong Baptist University. The joint task involves students working together to identify ways in which migration has impacted on your local city and environment, considering both cultural and economic consequences and the different ways in which people are affected."  

Open to all undergraduate students with an interest in the topic or thinking about a period abroad in Hong Kong. Applications will open September 2020.

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange offers opportunities to participate in organised online facilitated discussions. The programme encourages and promotes intercultural dialogue, employability and citizenship. The following opportunities are free and individuals can apply directly to the course.

  • Interactive Open Online courses are available here. Skill building activities are included and dynamic content is provided by expert academics and practitioners.
  • Online Facilitated Dialogue courses are available here. Participants will engage in constructive communication with peers from different cultures and countries over a specific topic of mutual interest.

If you have an idea for a GLO project and would like to explore further; International Partnerships can help by either finding a suitable partner or help to frame the project if you already have a partner institution in mind.

In order for a GLO project to be successful it is thought that the following features must be incorporated:
  • The project should involve an activity which is engaged with by a group of at least five Kent students who are following the same or similar programme of study.
  • Counterpart students studying the same subject area, or with relevant shared interests, should be identified to participate at one of Kent’s existing partner institutions.
  • The task should be focused on a shared area of academic practice or interest pertaining to the participating students in both institutions.
  • The task should be jointly devised or approved by colleagues from both institutions.
  • The project should be devised and centred on a series of clearly devised learning outcomes which are demonstrated in the completion of a shared task, completed jointly by students, at least one from each institution.
  • The task should be structured with key stages and a fixed deadline.
  • Both groups will be guided by at least one University staff member at each institution.
  • A number of meetings should be held during the interaction according to a set framework.

If you have an idea for a GLO project and would like to explore developing one with Kent, please contact us at

If you are interested in learning more about GLO as a student; member of Kent staff or as one of our partner universities, please get in touch with us to find out what options are available:

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Last Updated: 05/11/2019