Global Partner Studio (GPS)

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Global engagement can catalyze transformative impacts.

UB faculty have connections all over the world, and these relationships present exciting opportunities for high-impact experiential learning. The Global Partner Studio (GPS), a suite of innovative programs and resources, catalyzes new opportunities with an emphasis on pedagogical innovation, student learning, and community impacts. 

  • Inaugural GPS Institute. This year’s Institute, to be held Oct. 1-5, will focus on catalyzing collaboration around health, social innovation and STEM education, with partners from Ghana, Jamaica, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Our international partners will visit UB for a week of high-impact sharing, collaboration and capacity building related to pedagogical innovation and experiential learning.
  • Consultations. ELN staff are available to share best practices and support for a wide range of experiential learning opportunities. 
    • Independent study courses. Interested in providing elective credit to students working on special projects under your mentorship? Contact Christina Heath to discuss possibilities through the ELN.
    • Virtual study abroad. Interested in transforming a traditional study abroad experience into a virtual opportunity for students? Contact Mara Huber to discuss our resources and support. 
  • Global Collaboration Digital Badge. Have your students taken part in a collaborative global project? Would you like to create a new global learning opportunity for students? Check out our Global Collaboration Digital Badge or request a consultation at

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