A NEW APPROACH TO STUDENT ORIENTATION
The world as we know it is changing rapidly. Keeping up with these changes can be challenging, but it also provides numerous opportunities. By embracing these changes – such as a shift to online studying and collaboration – GEM and its students can support and accelerate the path to success, while also ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved.
With both the new partners and existing partners, GEM has continued to enroll new cohorts of students, with onboarding completed via our first fully remote orientations. These new virtual orientations leverage the power of virtual platforms to enable student engagement and interactions, such as Flipgrid.
Holding remote orientations allowed students from several sites to interact and collaborate with each other and co-lead orientation activities across countries. GEM continued to engage students remotely through synchronous and asynchronous learning, and found new ways to support them in addition to using its blended learning model.
Watch as three of GEM’s new students, Malak, Darine and Samar introduce themselves to their cohorts during orientation.