Effat/CHC Exchange

Effat University and Chestnut Hill College Videoconference Exchange Program

GEM's mission is to bring the world into the classroom. We do this through a variety of means, including our distance learning (videoconference) programs.  Being housed at Chestnut Hill College gives GEM the opportunity to work closely with the study body and faculty on many wonderful programs. This relationship is made stronger with GEM's membership in the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

The videoconference exchange program began with a cultural program in December 2015. The exchange continued in Spring 2016 with the United Nations in Your World Series. Read more below about the upcoming and past exchange programs.

United Nations in Your World Part II: The Sustainable Development Goals, From Awareness to Action
April 14, 2016
Time: 9:30AM to 11AM Eastern Time
United States Location: St. Joseph Hall/East Parlor, Chestnut Hill College

Previous Programs:

United Nations in Your World Part I: From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals
March 22, 2016 -
Ramu Damodaran/Chief UN Academic Impact Initiative
Pragati Pascale/Consultant for the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, formerly of the UN Department of Public Information

Watch the entire program here:

Cross Cultural Collaborations Supporting the Principles of UNAI
December 7, 2015

Student Presentations from Effat University
Education  -  Art  -  Civic Engagement

Student Presentations from Chestnut Hill College
Education  -  Fashion  -  Sports

Watch the entire program here:

Upcoming Events


From Independence to Interdependence Summer Camp 2018
Aug 20-24, 2018

Coming Soon:
Student Conference on the Paris Agreement

Select Global and Educational Events:

UN DPI NGO Conference Finding Global Solutions to Global Problems

Aug 22-23, 2018

GEM Highlights
Good News Agency
Learn about Positive Efforts Around the World and be Inspired

Lesson Plans on the Sustainable Development Goals -
World's Largest Lesson

Lesson Plans and Resources for Teaching Primary Sources with the Library of Congress
Effects of Armed Conflict on Children

New Distance Learning Program
Live from Ukraine