Globalization is one of many pressures forcing higher education to evolve in terms of student learning outcomes, instruction, and assessment. This project describes how assessment strategies shaped the learning experiences of American preservice teachers and Israeli Tourism majors. Firstly, the pre-service teachers in an introductory classroom assessment course were required to develop and implement an authentic assessment plan as part of a short-term practicum. Secondly, we developed a task that supported the learning outcomes of both programs but required cross-cultural collaboration between the American and Israeli students. Thirdly, multiple strategies were used to assess student learning outcomes and faculty performance.