GlobalEX | FAQs


Why would students use GlobalEX?

For a chance to engage with local-global topics and effect change on TCU’s campus and beyond.

For opportunities to connect and form friendships with students from diverse backgrounds

For an opportunity to participate in an extended, intercultural learning experience through travel.

What is the GlobalEX structure?

Each team of 4 students (blending US-based and international) explores and investigates local-global topics together through three phases of learning, while learning how to work together and have fun in a diverse team

Participants create a digital team portfolio so they can share their intercultural, local-global learning story with the community.

Each team prepares a public-sharing event to share their learning with the TCU community and beyond.

What are the three phases?

  • Phase One: Explore
  • Phase Two: Experience & Exchange
  • Phase Three: Extend

Phase I: Explore (In the 2016 pilot year, September 12th – October 3rd)

Teams explore at least two global and/or local-global events in Fort Worth. Types of events students might choose to do include dinner at an international restaurant, discussion panels on campus, and visiting a local refugee center. The goal of Phase I is to invite students to explore different local-global topics while they get to know each other, creating a “third space” of collaborative inquiry. Teams document their Explore stories in their Frogfolio (FF) online team pages.

Phase II: Experience and Exchange (In the 2016 pilot year, October 3rd – November 11th)

During this stage each team digs deeper into one local-global topic selected by the group. Global Topics can be as simple as learning more about an international foundation in Forth Worth or as sustained as building a project-based partnership with a local refugee center. Teams also submit preliminary plans for the public-sharing events they will host in Phase III. Teams document their progress in this phase in their FF online team pages.

Phase III: Extend (In the 2016 pilot year, November 11th – December 2nd)

Each team makes their learning in Phase II public by hosting a public-sharing event. Examples of public-sharing events include storyboards, art displays, roundtable discussions, group presentations, and websites. After hosting their event, each team documents their learning—about the topic they chose, about collaborative public dissemination, and about intercultural learning, more broadly—in their FF online team pages.


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