The current GPP program has expanded since its development and includes several additional components. The original program (GPP Switzerland) consisted of the Virginia Tech (VT) trip to selected universities in Switzerland as well as a visit to Politecnico d’ Milano, cultural visits and seminars at VT’s Steger Center in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. In 2010, a partnership was developed with the University of Basel (UniBasel) which strengthened the programs connections. As a result, the program added visits to the University of Basel and expanded the university visits to include the upper Rhine region. The UniBasel program was initiated and included participation in the global seminar at the Steger Center, visits to U.S. universities and a VT-UniBasel global summit at the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC.