Global Classroom

The Global Classroom Model

A Global Classroom blends, either wholly or in part, a course at UT Austin with a course at an international partner university using online technology to connect students, foster collaboration, and facilitate co-teaching. Students receive credit from and pay tuition to their home university.

Courses can have a significant international online portion extending for the duration of the course, or can choose to connect digitally for specific topics or modules. Faculty are welcome to utilize both synchronous and asynchronous modes of connection, and are provided training by Teaching & Learning Services in the UT Libraries as to how to best integrate technology into the classroom. Consultations are also provided by the Faculty Innovation Center.

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Grants for Faculty

In partnership with the UT Libraries, the Faculty Innovation Center, Project 2021 and the School of Undergraduate Studies, the International Office invites proposals from UT Austin faculty to develop Global Classrooms in connection with an undergraduate course scheduled to be taught during the 2019-20 academic year.

The Global Classrooms Curriculum Integration Grant competition will run for three years (2017-2020) and award ten fellowships of $5,000 - $10,000 annually. After their initial year of pilot funding, selected faculty are expected to continue their Global Classrooms course for subsequent years, beyond the duration of the grant. Any course in any academic discipline will be considered.


Current & Future Global Classrooms

  • AET 308: Music, Technology & Culture with Dr. Jack Stamps, in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology in Sweden
  • CSD313L: Hearing Science with Dr. Chang Liu, in collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China
  • E 321: Shakespeare: Selected Plays with Dr. John Rumrich, in collaboration with Zhejiang University in China
  • FR 317C: Enhancing French Skills with Dr. Patricia Kyle, in collaboration with the Université Grenoble-Alpes in France
  • IRG 378: Capstone Research in International Relations and Global Policy Studies with Dr. Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, in collaboration with Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Peru 
  • LAS 370P: Culture, Race & Ethnicity in the Americas with Dr. Sonia Roncador, in collaboration with the University of Brasilia in Brazil
  • POR 367P: Portuguese for the Professions: Business in Brazilian Life & Culture with Dr. Orlando Kelm, in collaboration with University of São Paulo and Adventist University of São Paulo in Brazil
  • UGS 302: Sexual Violence Across Mexican Cultures with Dr. Gloria González-López, in collaboration with the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico
  • ANS 361.27/ANT 324L/AAS330: Anthropology of the Himalayas with Dr. Heather Hindman, in collaboration with Social Science Baha
  • CE 375: Earth Slopes and Retaining Structures with Dr. Chadi El Mohtar, in collaboration with American University of Beirut and the National Autonomous University of Mexico    
  • CH317: AIF Laboratory Techniques with Dr. Simon Humphrey, in collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • GEO416K: Earth Materials with Dr. Liz Catlos, in collaboration with Heidelberg University in Germany
  • GER 382M: Immigration in Germany and the US with Dr. Barbara Laubenthal, in collaboration with the University of Passau
  • HIS364: Violence & Visual Culture: Research in the Archive with Dr. Benjamin Brower, in collaboration with the University of Paris Nanterre in France
  • N265: Nursing Care of Childbearing Families with Dr. Chris Abbyad, in collaboration with Moi University in Kenya
  • RTF303: Introduction to Media and Entertainment Industries with Dr. Wenhong Chen, in collaboration with Shanghai University of Law & Political Science


Previous Events

Global Classrooms
Cultures Flags Instructor Development Event
Tuesday, April 24, 12:30- 2 p.m., FAC 328

The Center for the Skills and Experience Flags invites instructors, especially those teaching courses with the Cultural Diversity Flag or the Global Cultures Flag, to join us for an instructor development event about using technology to create connections with other classrooms around the globe. Representatives from the International Office will introduce the Global Classrooms program, which offers grant funding to instructors who want to blend a UT Austin course with a course at an international partner university using online technology. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to this event by April 20.


Additional Information

Please contact Ariel Travis, Special Projects Program Coordinator.