Undergraduate Programs

Global Learning Community

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
  • Group Me app connection with first-year professors and peers
  • Siblings Program – first-year students paired with GLC alumni for monthly dinners
  • Society of Artistic Minds (SAM) group participation
  • 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

Global Classroom Experience

Being part of the GLC automatically places you in a global classroom section of your first-year business courses: BUSN 101 and BUSN 102. In the global classroom, you will enjoy a smaller class size and engage in a virtual classroom experience. Professors Dana D’Angelo and Jodi Cataline 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), led by Emilee Simmons, PhD. Other Global Classroom partners are the Berlin School of Economics and Law, working with Dr. Beatrix Dietz and her Introduction to Marketing students. Two of our newest partners are located in the Netherlands and Vietnam, both are scheduled for Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Global Classrooms.

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 you 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 Skype 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.

Note: LeBow students accepted into the Pennoni Honors College are automatically enrolled in the global classroom. However, other students interested in honors status may still apply to the GLC with the Global Classroom and consider applying separately to Pennoni during its next application phase in winter term.