About Us

Global Encounters engages students across the globe in exploring global issues through interactive video conferences.

What is Global Encounters?

Global Encounters is an international student video conference program, offered through a partnership between the Centre for Global Education (CGE) and TakingITGlobal (TIG). We've hosted dozens of events on critical global issues such as child soldiers and armed conflict, women's rights, mental health, climate change and many more.

Each conference includes a live event, preceded by a week-long online program of activities through which students learn about the topics at hand, collaborate with one another and receive mentorship from experts.

Learn more about our event partners below!

Global Encounter

What People Say About Us

Global Encounters has made me realize it's time to take action by coming together as a large community to work towards bringing an actual change to the world and conserve the place we call home for future generations.Urvi Patel
David Suzuki School, Brampton, Ontario

Global Encounters is connecting my students and students from all over the world in meaningful discussion while building empathy and a sounder understanding of global issues that websites and videos just cannot do.Lisa Beebe
Teacher, Edmonton, Alberta

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