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Global Virtual Exchange

To foster meaningful, sustainable and accessible international experiences for all UT Austin students, the Texas Global Virtual Exchange initiative supports faculty in co-creating Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) courses with peers at universities around the world. Students gain global perspectives, deepening their understanding of the subject matter while engaging in project-based learning.

At a Glance

For:

UT Austin Faculty

Amount:

$3,000-5,000

Deadlines:

March and October

Contact:

Lena Suk at txglobal-grants@austin.utexas.edu

Application Information

UT Austin faculty may apply for a Global Virtual Exchange course development grant. Awarded funds support faculty on both sides of the exchange—at UT Austin and at the partner institution—to develop and implement the exchange. Faculty partners co-develop and co-teach undergraduate/graduate courses or course modules and deliver content synchronously and asynchronously. In addition to funds, Global Virtual Exchange faculty receive instructional support through workshops, faculty learning communities and networking events.

Texas Global awards Global Virtual Exchange grants on a semiannual basis, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester.

Grant Period

June 1, 2023 to August 31, 2025

Application Deadline

February 27, 2023 by 5 p.m. CST

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For more information, contact us at txglobal-grants@austin.utexas.edu.

Student Information

Please visit the Global Virtual Exchange Courses for Students page.


Global Virtual Exchange Faculty

Texas Global has awarded 62 grants to develop and implement virtual exchanges across 6 continents and 36 countries, serving thousands of students around the world. Many of our Global Virtual Exchange faculty forge long-lasting partnerships that result in multiple virtual exchange courses and research collaborations.

“Global Virtual Exchange gives me the opportunity to rethink my class to fit a global view, which I may have never considered without the grant’s support. Teaching partners exchange ideas and innovate better learning solutions for all participating students. We have gained deeper insight into each other's expertise that creates opportunities for further collaboration in research and teaching.”

- Dr. Chang Liu, Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Moody College of Communication, recipient of a Global Virtual Exchange grant in 2017 and 2020

 

2021 Fall

Octavio Kano-Galván

Assistant Professor of Practice, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
“360 Video Production”
In partnership with Anahuac University in Mexico and De Montfort University in the United Kingdom

Alice McCoy-Bae

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Korean Program, Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
“Global Virtual Exchange Bringing Korea into the Classroom; Third-Year Korean I”
In partnership with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea

Alida Louisa Perrine

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
“Black Digital Feminisms in Brazil”
In partnership with Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará in Brazil

2021 Summer

Kamran Ali

Professor, Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
“Cities and Citizenship”
In partnership with American University in Cairo in Egypt

David Eaton

Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor of Natural Resource Policy Studies, LBJ School of Public Affairs
“Global Virtual Exchange: University of Texas with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem”
In partnership with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel

Mina Kim

Lecturer, Korean Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
“First-Year Korean II and Second-Year Korean I & II”
In Partnership with Universität Wien in Austria

2021 Spring

Track A

Marc Bizer

Professor of French, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
“Female Literary Legacies in Early Modern France”
In partnership with University of Versailles Saint-Quentin in France

Paola Bonifazio

Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
“Italian Cinema”
In partnership with University of Udine in Italy

David D Heymann

Professor, Department of Architecture Program, School of Architecture
“Hot, Humid, Isolated, Urgent: The Crisis and Potential of Architecture in the Galapagos”
In partnership with University of San Francisco Quito in Ecuador

James R Patton

Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Special Education, College of Education
“Individual Differences, Diversity, & Inclusion with Special Populations”
In partnership with National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan

Aaron G. Sandel

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
“Primate Conservation -- The Human Story of Ecosystems in Uganda”
In partnership with Makerere University and Mountains of the Moon University in Uganda

Ellenor Shoemaker

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
“TeleTandem: Tandem Language Learning in a Virtual World”
In partnership with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 in France

Track B

David Eaton

Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor of Natural Resource Policy Studies, LBJ School of Public Affairs
“Global Virtual Exchange: University of Texas With Hiroshima University”
In partnership with Hiroshima University in Japan, Tribhuvan University in Nepal and Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in India

2020 Initiative

Marcela Castillo

Assistant Professor, Women's Health, Dell Medical School
“Foundations of Global Health – Enrichment Elective”
In partnership with Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

Octavio Kano-Galván

Assistant Professor, Advertising and Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
“Digital Social Media Production”
In partnership with Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico

Thomas J. Garza

Associate Professor and Director, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
“Advanced Russian through Global Debate“
In partnership with Moscow International University, Russia

Ilyas Iyoob

Adjunct Professor, Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
“Exploratory Data Analysis to Identify Bias in Artificially Intelligent Systems”
In partnership with Ryerson University, Canada

Jaydeep Prakash Kulkarni

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
“Graduate Course on Semiconductor Memory Design”
In partnership with Indian Institute of Technology, India

Fernando Luiz Lara

Professor, Architecture, School of Architecture
“Latin Urbis - The History of the City in Latin America”
In partnership with Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Universidad Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Jeannette Okur

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
“Cultural Translation”
In partnership with Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Hugh Smyth

Professor, Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, College of Pharmacy
“Written Scientific Communication Using Digital Tools”
In partnership with Universidad de Chile and Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile

Sean Theriault

University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Government, College of Liberal Arts
“International Responses to a Global Phenomenon: The COVID-19 Pandemic”
In partnership with Sciences Po Lyon, France

Wilfried Wang

O'Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture, School of Architecture
“International Students' Architecture Award”
In partnership with Universidad de Palermo, Argentina; Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil; Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile

2020 Implementation

Erika Bsumek

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
“Radical Hope: Global Environmental History”
In partnership with Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany and Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Jason Cons

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
“Landscape and Power”
In partnership with University of Newcastle in Australia

Michael P. Domjan

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
“Principles of Conditioning and Learning”
In partnership with Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Colombia

Orlando Kelm

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
“Business in Hispanic Life and Culture”
In partnership with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico

Chang Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Moody College of Communication
“Hearing Science and Lab”
In partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, East China Normal University, Capital Medical University, and Sichuan International Studies University in China

James Loehlin

Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
“Shakespeare through Performance”
In partnership with University of Witwatersrand in South Africa

2020 Development

Caroline Faria

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
“International Development in Africa”
In partnership with Makerere University in Uganda

Patricia L. Hamilton-Solum

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
“Nursing Care of Childbearing Families Clinical Practicum”
In partnership with Moi University in Kenya

Xiaofen Keating

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
“Fitness Behavioral Changes and Fitness Testing”
In partnership with Northeast Normal University in China

Robyn Metcalfe

Assistant Professor of Instruction, School of Human Ecology/Nutritional Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
“Global Food Systems Design”
In partnership with Universidad de Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala

Marina Peterson

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
“Sensing: Elemental Media as an Anthropology for Change”
In partnership with University of Manchester in the U.K.

Gabriela Polit

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
“Journalism and Human Rights”
In partnership with Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador

Adam T. Rabinowitz

Associate Professor, Department of Classics, College of Liberal Arts
“Classical Archaeology: Methods and Approaches”
In partnership with University of Bucharest in Romania

Heather R. Rice

Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts
“First Year Russian Online II;” “Second Year Russian 1”
In partnership with Higher School of Economics in Russia

Sara M. Stewart Stevens

Assistant Professor of Instruction, School of Human Ecology/Division of Textiles and Apparel, College of Natural Sciences
“Product Development” Lecture
In partnership with Institute for Arts and Culture in Pakistan

Amelia Gabrielle Weinreb

Senior Lecturer, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, College of Liberal Arts
“Multicultural Israel”
In partnership with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel

Evgenia Wilkins

Lecturer, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
“Intensive Russian I;” “Intensive Russian II”
In partnership with Irkutsk State University in Russia

2019 Spring

Jason Cons

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
“Lie of the Land: Landscape and Power in Texas and New South Wales”
In partnership with University of Newcastle in Australia

Erika Bsumek

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
“Global Environmental History - Radical Hope: Inspiring Present-day Sustainability Transformations through an Examination of Our Past”
In partnership with Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland

Lina Del Castillo

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
“Mapping Latin America”
In partnership with La Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Chris Trapani

Assistant Professor, Butler School of Music
“Introduction to Computer Music”
In partnership with Mahidol University in Thailand

Tracie Harrison

Professor, School of Nursing
“Global Studies in Gerontological Nursing”
In partnership with Xiangya Nursing School, Central South University in China

Marilyn Felkner

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences
“Environmental Health”
In partnership with La Universidad del Valle in Guatemala

Michael P. Domjan

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
“Principles of Conditioning & Learning”
In partnership with Ankara University in Turkey

Andrew Garrison

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication
“Death and Documentary: Introduction to Documentary Production”
In partnership with Instituto Politécnico do Porto in Portugal

Kathryn Dawson

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts

“Teaching Artists in Schools and Communities”
In partnership with University of South Australia in Australia

“Drama-Based Pedagogy,” co-taught with Lara Dossett, Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
In partnership with the University of Sarajevo and the University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2018 Spring

Chadi El Mohtar

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
“Earth Slopes and Retaining Structures”
In partnership with American University of Beirut

Simon Humphrey

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
“AIF Laboratory Techniques”
In partnership with the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Elizabeth Catlos

Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
“Earth Materials”
In partnership with Heidelberg University in Germany

Barbara Laubenthal

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
“Immigration in Germany and the US”
In partnership with the University of Passau in Germany

Benjamin Brower

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
“Violence & Visual Culture: Research in the Archive”
In partnership with the University of Paris Nanterre in France

Chris Abbyad

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing
“Nursing Care of Childbearing Families”
In partnership with Moi University in Kenya

Wenhong Chen

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Moody College of Communication
“Introduction to Media and Entertainment Industries”
In partnership with Shanghai University of Law & Political Science in China

2017 Spring

Jack Stamps

Associate Professor of Practice, School of Design and Creative Technologies, College of Fine Arts
“Music, Technology & Culture”
In partnership with Luleå University of Technology in Sweden

Chang Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Moody College of Communication
“Hearing Science”
In partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, East China Normal University, Capital Medical University, and Sichuan International Studies University in China

John Rumrich

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
“Shakespeare: Selected Plays”
In partnership with Zhejiang University in China

Patricia Kyle

Lecturer, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts
“Enhancing French Skills”
In partnership with the Université Grenoble-Alpes in France

Stephanie Holmsten

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
“Capstone Research in International Relations and Global Policy Studies”
In partnership with Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Peru and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Orlando Kelm

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
“Portuguese for the Professions: Business in Brazilian Life & Culture”
In partnership with the Adventist University of São Paulo in Brazil

Gloria González-López

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
“Sexual Violence across Mexican Cultures”
In partnership with the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico