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Global Learning Leadership Skills Development Program

GLLSDP is Algoma University’s new funded outbound mobility program that provides a unique blend of co-curricular experiential learning with international experience for students funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and Algoma University.


Dawn White

Director, Experiential Learning and International Affairs


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For international experience, students can choose diverse study/work abroad options to qualify for a GLLSDP Certificate. For example, students can choose:


  1. Short-term faculty/staff-led indigenous theme or problem-based learning.
  2. A medium-term abroad program + Internship and/or research (one semester).
  3. A long-term abroad + research and/or Internship (two semesters). 


Through a combination of active experiential learning, intercultural interactions, and completion of an e-portfolio, this program shapes contemporary global interactions and engagement for students who will gain invaluable leadership skills needed to be a global-ready graduate. 



In order for students to receive funding and completion of certification, students must complete:


  1. International study and/or work experience coordinated and approved by the EL & International Affairs Department.
  2. Complete the Cultural Safety Learning Program or equivalent either prior to or during study/work abroad.
  3. Attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session. 
  4. Complete all requirements of the E-portfolio.
  5. Submit pre-departure form and post-experience report directly through GSO (Global Skills Opportunities) online platform.