Global Learning Fest

May 17th - 30th, 2021

Designed to be Accessible to All

Join the community this May for Study Abroad Association’s Global Learning Fest, as we celebrate: global education, global understanding and global connections.
We’ve crafted a calendar of self-paced 360° experiences that coincide with live streaming events and an active online community group. Each day participants can explore the 360° Global Learning Experiences in various areas of study, as well as joining in on live streaming events with the local guides featured in the 360° GLE and other inspiring guest speakers from around the world.
Additionally, throughout the week we’ll have events and activities taking place through our online community group that include: Travel Trivia, Cooking Classes, Themed Discussions, Live Events, Faculty Development Workshops and more!

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Events Calendar

Week 1

Monday, May 17th

GLFest Kickoff (Introductions, Overview, Announcements, Q&A) –  11:00 am EST
Live – England – Walking Tour of London – The Women of Westminster 12:00 pm EST
Continued Conversation – 1:00 pm EST
SAA Open Meeting Room – 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Tuesday, May 18th 

SAA Open Meeting Room – 9:00 – 10:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 10:30 am EST
Live – Israel/Palestine – Dual Narrative Experience11:00 am EST 
Continued Conversation – 12:00 pm EST
Live – Colombia – Responsible Travel and Tourism – 3:00 pm EST
Continued Conversation – 4:00 pm EST

Wednesday, May 19th 

SAA Open Meeting Room – 9:00 – 10:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 10:30 am EST 
Workshop – Innovation in International Ed. – Building a Global Foundation11:00 am EST 
Live – Spain – Walking Tour of Madrid – Writers’ District & Art Triangle 12:15 pm EST
Continued Conversation – 1:15 pm EST
SAA Open Meeting Room – 2:15 – 5:00 pm EST

Thursday, May 20th 

SAA Open Meeting Room – 9:00 – 11:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 11:30 am EST 
Live – Italy – Jonian Dolphin Conservation – Presentation on Cetaceans12:00 pm EST 
Continued Conversation – 1:00 pm EST 
Live – Brazil – Conversations on Social Justice from Rio de Janeiro3:00 pm EST
Continued Conversation – 4:00 pm EST 
SAA Open Meeting Room – 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Friday, May 21st  

SAA Open Meeting Room – 9:00 – 10:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 10:30 am EST 
Live – India – Introduction to India  11:00 am EST 
Continued Conversation – 12:00 pm EST 
SAA Open Meeting Room – 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Live – Japan – Walking Tour of Tokyo  –  8:00 pm EST

Saturday, May 22nd 

Day Briefing – 11:30 am EST
Live – Greece – Walking with the gods around the Acropolis – 12:00 pm EST 
Continued Conversation – 1:00 pm EST

Sunday, May 23rd 

Day Briefing – 11:30 am EST
Live – Italy – Walking Tour of Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon12:00 pm EST 
Continued Conversation – 1:00 pm EST 

Week 2

Monday, May 24th 

SAA Open Meeting Room – 9:00 – 10:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 10:30 am EST 
Live – Athens Academy of Entrepreneurship 11:00 am EST
Continued Conversation – 12:00 pm EST
SAA Open Meeting Room – 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Tuesday, May 25th 

SAA Open Meeting Room – 9:00 – 10:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 10:30 am EST 
Workshop – Risk Management – New Horizons & Innovative Solutions11:00 am EST
Live – Hungary-  Budapest Walking Tour12:00 pm EST
Live – Lyon French Cooking Class1:15 pm EST
Continued Conversation – 2:15 pm EST
SAA Open Meeting Room –   3:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Wednesday, May 26th 

SAA Open Meeting Room – 9:00 – 11:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 11:30 am EST 
Live – Kwesi Ewoodzie Presents Ghana: History, Culture & Art12:00 pm EST 
Continued Conversation – 1:00 pm EST
Live – Marvin Araya Presents Costa Rica: Sustainability & Culture3:00 pm EST 
Continued Conversation – 4:00 pm EST

Thursday, May 27th 

SAA Open Meeting Room –  9:00 – 10:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 10:30 am EST 
Workshop – DEI Roadmap to Global Education- Accessibility for All11:00 am EST 
Live – Ireland – Seminar on Dublin and Responsible Urban Tourism1:00 pm EST 
Continued Conversation – 2:00 pm EST
SAA Open Meeting Room – 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Friday, May 28th 

SAA Open Meeting Room – 9:00 – 11:30 am EST
Day Briefing – 11:30 am EST 
France – Walking Tour of Paris – Black Paris12:00 pm EST 
Continued Conversation – 1:00 pm EST 
Costa Rica – Ecology & Preservation of Wildlife 3:00 pm EST 
Continued Conversation – 4:00 pm EST

Saturday, May 29th 

Day Briefing – 11:30 am EST 
Live – Italy – Walking Tour of Rome (Colosseum and Forum)12:00 pm EST
Continued Conversation – 1:00 pm EST
Live Italian Tiramisu Cooking Class 1:30 pm EST

Sunday, May 30th 

Day Briefing – 11:30 am EST 
Live – Peru – Walking Tour of Cusco – 12:00 pm EST 
GLFest Closing – 1:00 pm EST

Join the Global Learning Fest Community Page -This is the location for daily group activities and conversations. Additionally, updates and the links to the live streaming events will be posted here.