Bridging Cultures and Preparing Students for Multicultural Success

Global Partners in Education (GPE) is an East Carolina University led membership organization of Higher Education Institutions that are committed to providing their students opportunities for meaningful and impactful international education experiences through Global Virtual Exchange (GVE). Our goal is to prepare our students to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world by providing greater access to experiences that help them improve the intercultural communication and collaboration skills necessary to effectively navigate culturally diverse environments.

About GPE

Our programming helps students better understand both themselves and their place in the world as well as how to understand, respect and effectively collaborate with individuals from diverse cultures. Through real time interactions with partner students from multiple countries, students develop intercultural communication skills, learn to value others’ perspectives and acquire strategies for effectively working together to complete projects.

  • 2016 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award
  • 2014 QS Reimagine Education Award
  • 2008 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award

Our Network

Global Partners in Education is forward looking and innovative as it builds a global community that promotes intercultural skill building. GPE member institutions around the world are committed to using Global Virtual Exchange to give their students meaningful global experiences so they can thrive in today's interconnected world. All partners commit to offering at least one GPE course per year, but most do more.

  • 49 Partners Institutions
  • 31 Countries
  • More than 27,000 students have participated in GPE programming over the last 15 years of programming.

News & Events

What's Happening This Week

Week Of 4-Dec

  • Global Understanding
  • Global BEEHIVE
  • Other Activity
  • WorldWise
  • Fatima Jinnah Woman University - State University of Applied Sciences in Krosno


  • Igbinedion University of Okada - Univeristy of Tours


  • State University of Applied Sciences in Krosno - Univeristy of Tours


  • University Aboubekr Belkaid Tlemcen - Univeristy of Tours


  • Gori State University - Universitas Airlangga


  • Hochschule Heilbronn-Swabisch Hall - Universidad Iberoamericana


  • Jagiellonian University - Universidad Regiomontana


  • Igbinedion University of Okada - Modern University of Business and Science

     Global Business

  • State University of Applied Sciences in Krosno - University Aboubekr Belkaid Tlemcen

     Global Environment

  • Gori State University - State University of Applied Sciences in Krosno


  • State University of Applied Sciences in Krosno - Universite Ahmed Draia-Adrar


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