Global Learning Community
The Global Learning Community (GLC) provides first-year business students the opportunity to expand their world perspective, while attending classes together. This selective community is designed to ease transition to university life and improve the overall student experience by enhancing student academic performance and providing opportunities for student engagement and networking on a global level. Designed for ambitious, high-achieving students with leadership acumen and an interest in business on an international scale, LeBow’s GLC provides first-year students with a built-in community of learners and a current and future professional network.
Advantages of GLC membership
- Dedicated professional staff
- GroupMe app connection with first-year professors and peers
- Corporate site visits
- Peer-led academic support
- Social interaction with students at universities outside the US
- Annual trip to Washington DC
- Leadership opportunities
- Community engagement
- Social activities and outings
Priority consideration given to LeBow Global Classroom’s Intensive Courses Abroad
The Global Learning Community requires an application for admittance. Applications are due by August 4, 2023, however acceptances are completed on a rolling basis.
Global Classroom Experience
Being part of the GLC automatically places students in a global classroom section of their first-year business courses: BUSN 101 and BUSN 102. In the global classroom, students will enjoy a smaller class size and engage in a virtual classroom experience. Professors lead LeBow’s global classroom experience which allows students to have an international and intercultural experience without ever leaving campus.
Through interactive technology, GLC students engage with students with four different partner Universities. One opportunity would be engaging with an Introduction to Entrepreneurship class at the University of Leeds (UK). Other Global Classroom partners are the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Two of our newest partners are located in the Netherlands and Vietnam.
Projects will range from synchronously presenting a “six minute pitch’ presentation that was the outcome from a collaboration between Drexel students and the other GC partners. Or students may work on a collaborative interactive business simulator project which is based in the United Kingdom and learn how to read financial statements and work with other currencies while engaging with students at other universities.
Course instructors allow students to utilize class time to connect with their group members from the other universities. Students are also given time to get to know their international peers, determine strengths and divide work accordingly. Each of the professors provide guidance throughout, offering suggestions and asking questions of group members as they generate ideas and plan their pitches.