Ohio University

Virtual Global Experiences (Faculty/Staff)

The Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) is happy to offer a menu of virtual global experiences which can be integrated at the curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular levels offered to the Ohio University community. Virtual Global Experiences allow us to carry forward OHIO's long-standing tradition of global engagement during a period of travel restrictions. Once normal travel can resume, OGO plans to continue offering virtual opportunities to expand access to global experiences and support the university's mission of creating global leaders.

What are Virtual Global Experiences?

Virtual global experiences cover a wide array of offerings including collaborative projects, cultural activities, guest lectures, and video series that can be easily incorporated into existing course materials and co-curricular activities.  By fostering global curiosity, innovation, compassion, and literacy in our community, these offerings allow you to bring the world to OHIO students.

Synchronous, asynchronous and hybrid content is available and can be customized to your curricular or co-curricular needs.

Why should I integrate Virtual Global Experiences?

  • Provide access to students who may otherwise be unable to engage in a study abroad/away opportunity during their college career,
  • Utilize a new resource when adapting in-person coursework into a digital modality, 
  • Enhance the content of any course, whether it be a general education or upper-level major coursework,
  • Bring experiential learning into the physical or virtual classroom.

Types of Virtual Experiences

The Office of Global Opportunities has partnered with several well-respected international education providers to facilitate a variety of virtual global experiences for the Ohio University community.  For more information about the different types of activities, click on the headers below. 

I'm interested! How do I get started?

OGO is currently accepting proposals for Virtual Global Experiences to be implemented during Spring 2021.  Priority will be given to proposals that reach a broad audience, represent regional campuses, include programming for majors or student identities that are traditionally under-represented in study away participation. 

Submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For full consideration, submit before December 16, 2020.

To submit your proposal, please complete the Qualtrics survey linked here https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8i9JBeDTVaRbLMx.

Questions about these opportunities or the proposal process can be directed to OGO associate director, Keely Davin at davin@ohio.edu