Project Profile


project locations
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
students in virtual exchange

Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (GSSC)

The Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (GSSC), implemented by IREX, connects participants in the United States, Jordan, and Iraq to virtually collaborate on a sustainable solution to a contemporary business challenge.

Bi-national teams engage during a six to ten-week period to create a sustainable business solution to a challenge identified by an industry partners across business sectors. Throughout the challenge, participants develop workforce skills, network with industry professionals, and participate in a virtual career fair. At the conclusion of GSSC, bi-national teams submit a video pitch and business plan for their prototype to the Virtual Global Business Expo where the top three finalists are selected by an advisory committee comprised of industry professionals and educators. Learn more.

  • Number of Participants: 3,000
  • Participant Age Group: University/Young Adult
  • Partners in the United States: Florida – Hillsborough Community College; Iowa – Kirkwood Community College; Pennsylvania – Northampton Community College; Virginia – Lord Fairfax Community College, Northern Virginia Community College; Wisconsin – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Partners in the Middle East and North Africa: Iraq – University of Anbar, Erbil Polytechnic University, Sulaimani Polytechnic University; Jordan – Al-Balqa Applied University, Zain, Luminus Technical University College, Khawarizmi University Technical College
  • Project Duration: April 2019 to June 2021

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