GLE Activities and Events

To earn the GLE you must attend at least four globally focused activities or events, including a minimum of at least one per semester that you are pursuing the GLE. After each activity or event, you should submit a reflection on the D2L-GLE site. This will help you build a portfolio for your capstone project. 

Activities and events should help you engage with people, artifacts, ideas from a culture different than your own. For example, if you attend a cultural festival you should do more than taste the food, you should interact in ways that help you develop cross-cultural relationships. If you attend a lecture on a global topic, you should be challenged to think about yourself, others, and the world in new ways. If you're wondering if an activity can "count" for the GLE, just ask! We're here to discover new opportunities with you! 

Below is a list of activities and events that have already been approved for the GLE. If you would like to see an activity added to the list or would like to attend an activity not on this list, please contact your coach or Jillian in the Office of Global Education or 248.232.4730.

Global Education Summit: June 21, 2019 3:30pm, Room F121 at the Auburn Hills Campus

You won't want to miss the Capstone Project Presentation of our first two students to complete the GLE! Join us for this celebration of Global Education. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. RSVP Today!

GLE Calendar: Coming Soon for 2019-20

This calendar is updated regularly during the Fall and Winter semesters. Check back for new opportunities and let us know if there's an activity or event we missed!

  • Events listed below are FREE unless indicated by a $$$
  • A few events are included that DO NOT satisfy the Activities & Events requirement of the GLE but are important for you to know about. These events are indicated by a ***
  • Click on each event below for more information. For events without a web link, please contact the Office of Global Education for additional details (phone: 248.232.4730 or email Jillian Gross Fortgang)

2019-20 Activities and Events

If you have an event that you'd like to have added to the calendar please email information to Jillian Gross Fortgang at the Office of Global Education.

Monthly Events at OCC:

  • Passport to... Come learn about countries around the world that your classmates call home. Each month we'll feature a new country and students will provide a presentation about their home culture, language, and customs. There will be time for Q&A. Join us for a fun and informative event co-sponsored by the Auburn Hills International Student Club! For more information email Leticia Santos
    • Dates: TBA for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
  • Global Coffee Hour - Each month we'll gather for conversation over light refreshments. This is a chance to meet students from around the world, learn about important community events and resources, and make global connections! Co-Sponsored by the Royal Oak Global Student Club. For more information email Valbona Metaj
    • Dates: TBA for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020

Looking for something else?

Check out these organizations for possible activities, events, and ways to get more involved with intercultural and global activities locally. Don't forget to check out your local public libraries for book clubs and community events too! If you're going to a museum or a self-guided experience, please contact your coach or the Office of Global Education for a reflection guide that will help you make the most of your experience.