Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
GLA does not require that you have any particular, uncommon supplies.
However, you will need the following equipment:
- Desktop or laptop computer for use during synchronous, face-to-face online, sessions
- Access to a stable internet connection for the duration of the synchronous, face-to-face online, sessions
Yes! Alumni activities will be ongoing and will be announced in Fall 2020.
Western Washington University (WWU) is located in Bellingham, a city of about 90,000 people, overlooking Bellingham Bay and many of the San Juan Islands. The university is 90 miles (140 km) north of Seattle, 55 miles (89 km) south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and an hour’s drive from 10,778-foot (3,285 m) Mount Baker. It is a leading public institution in the United States with about 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The WWU Huxley College of the Environment, founded in 1969, was the first College dedicated to the study of environmental science and policy in the nation and is world renown for it’s work on climate and ecology.
iLEAP’s partnership with WWU spans both our distance programs (GLA) and in-person programs (Global Leadership Abroad). WWU has designed a special English Course for GLA students called English for Transformational Leadership through their Intensive English Program (IEP).
Course of Study
Our courses are designed so that learning happens both online and offline–this means that there will be some exercises that are completed away from normal class time. So, yes, there will be some “homework”!
No, the content is the same.
Most all sessions are recorded on Zoom and will be available to all participants.
Thanks to generous donors, we are able to extend need-based scholarships on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please click HERE to apply.
GLA courses are designed so that a lack English language skills are not a barrier to participation. We offer courses in English-only and English-hybrid and participants can choose to be placed in either. We can assess “language-readiness” after the application process is complete.
English-hybrid means that instruction and activities will be blended between English and the other featured language (Japanese, Spanish, etc). In English-hybrid courses, participants can expect that about communications in the other featured language will be about 60% to 40% in English.
iLEAP is happy to offer English language support through our partnership with Western Washington University. Details on specially designed ESL courses for GLA participants will be available soon and posted on this website.
For all synchronous (face-to-face, online) parts of the program, participants need a stable internet connection. For this reason, unfortunately, participants are not advised to join the program unless they have this in place.