How are universities responding to two recent paradigm shifts impacting global education? First, there is a generational change between millennials and the new cohort known as K or Z. While our current traditional undergraduates may be more anxious, skeptical, and know only smartphones, they also crave connection and are makers, creators, and inventors. (“Think millennials have it tough? For 'Generation K', life is even harsher.” The Guardian, March 19, 2016) The second shift is the increased fluidity between global and local interactions and groups. As classrooms continue to diversify with international and first-generation students, the university community – students, faculty, and staff – must obtain and demonstrate intercultural agility, curiosity, and empathy to navigate the complexities of the contemporary world. This session addresses how the University of St. Thomas has implemented into its administrative structure an innovative partnership between faculty from diverse disciplines and education abroad professionals to address the new realities of global and local engagement that respond to the world’s most pressing needs.