QEP Initiative: Global AWAKEnings


Global AWAKEnings is a first-year abroad experience that parallels the first-year experience on campus for incoming domestic and international students with the added benefit of cultural immersion abroad in a living and learning community. Students participating in the first-year abroad experience in Copenhagen, Denmark will engage in challenging coursework led by Wake Forest and Danish faculty members who bring real life practice from their fields into the classroom.


Janice Claybrook
Assistant Director of Study Abroad/
Coordinator, Global AWAKEnings
Center for Global Programs & Studies
Wake Forest University

Student Learning Outcomes

Intercultural Inquiry

Students will be able to interpret global events, values, and practices from multiple cultural perspectives.


Students will be able to explain how their own perspective and experiences influence their understanding of other cultures.

Global AWAKEnings Assessment

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Global AWAKEnings did not run in the 2020-2021 academic year

QEP Assessment Results Graph: 2019-2020 Global AWAKEnings

QEP Assessment Year 3 visual report of interview scores for Global AWAKEnings

QEP Assessment Year 3 visual report of survey scores for Global AWAKEnings

Graphic: 2017 2018 Global AWAKEnings Assessment Results

Global AWAKEnings