Global Learning Online

Virtual Exchange at Kent

At the end of February, Kent welcomed students from Universite de Lille, France, following a four week virtual exchange project, focusing on ‘identifying cultural differences and similarities between France, UK and other nations’.

The virtual exchange project facilitated by International Partnerships involved weekly online meetings with students who were then paired up with their counterparts and tasked with producing a conference styled poster on a chosen cultural trait, which they jointly presented, both virtually and in person. During their visit, the students from Lille were able to visit Kent and experience classes and attend events such as the Global Hangouts.

This project followed a similar virtual exchange project that took place in the Autumn term, with Tamagawa University, Japan for those students learning Japanese, who were able to investigate further the Japanese culture and develop their own language skills. Comments from students below.

“The GLO project is a unique and fun opportunity to build bridges with students in Japan. Offering perspective not only into Japanese culture but British culture also.” 

“The GLO Project was culturally immersive and a linguistically enriching experience.” 

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.

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. Projects can be designed to be complimentary to your programme / School or you can integrate it within a specific module.

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Erasmus+ is offering opportunities for young people to engage in free online facilitated dialogue with students across borders and cultures allowing them to improve their digital literacy and employability skills. For more information, see