IUPUI is committed to preparing all students to be citizens of the world through global learning.
Global learning is how learners at IUPUI attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to negotiate and contribute to the complex and interconnected world in which they learn, work, and live.*
It includes integrating multiple perspectives into collective learning and problem solving, transcending boundaries, and acting in local and global contexts with a sense of responsibility, humility, and empathy.
A life-long process, global learning promotes engagement with people, places, and ideas outside of one’s own environment, and offers practical and intellectual benefits, among them, career readiness, communication skills, and both critical and creative thinking. At IUPUI, global learning is facilitated through the intentional inclusion of people from around the world and results in a global mindset for the entire IUPUI community. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, the broader Indianapolis community, and domestic and international campus partners are essential to collective global learning.
Pursuing global learning is a principal goal for OIA’s efforts in curriculum internationalization, study abroad, international partnerships, and international student programs.
The Office of International Affairs connects IUPUI faculty and staff with resources that enable them to add a global perspective to their teaching. And our global partnerships expand IUPUI’s capacity to educate students, conduct research, and serve communities.
Global Learning Series - An Overivew Lecture Series
Summer 2020 Global Learning Series
Thank you for joining us in weekly discussions on the practicalitites and perspectives of Global Learning. You can view recordings of the summer 2020 Global Learning Series below, as well as download the presentations (where applicable). Look for more global learning opportunities coming soon.
- May 20 - GLS Session One: Overview
- May 27 - GLS Session Two: Dimensions of Global Learning
- June 10 - GLS Session Three: Virtual Exchange
- June 17 - GLS Session Four: International Students
- June 24 - GLS Session Five: Study Abroad
- July 1 - GLS Session Six: Sustainable Development Goals and IUPUI
*The Office of International Affairs views this definition of global learning as a "living definition" that might evolve over time. As true global learners, we welcome your feedback. Feel free to share your perspectives by submitting your feedback.