Global Gateway's pedagogical approach is based on more than a decade of research in cross-cultural and global competence course and seminar development at UM.

Since 2005, Dr. Fluck received over 10 awards and recognitions for his research, teaching and service, one of which a national research paper award.

Five years in a row, in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006, he was the recipient of the Faculty Recognition Award by the University of Montana for his contributions as an educator.

In 2015, he was nominated for the Global Educator of the Year Award, by teachers and administrators from Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS).

In 2012, he was nominated, by the Graduate School, for the Outstanding Service to Students Award.

In 2008, he received the prestigious Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award for contributions in teaching cross–cultural and global awareness and understanding.

Also in 2008 he received the Special Recognition Award from the Office of the Vice–President for Student Affairs, honoring the high–quality activities and programs offered for, and to, UM students.

The previous year, he was awarded the 2006–2007 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award in Marketing and Management from the School of Business Administration, where Dr. Fluck also teaches courses in cross–cultural management every semester.

Furthermore, he received the Best Paper Award from the Association for Global Business for a research study titled "Enhancing Global–Mindedness in International Business Students Using an Online Multicultural Supplement" and was nominated for the University of Montana Distinguished Service to International Education Award.

Parallel to the benefits his teaching has brought to the UM campus, the positive impact of his trainings and seminars reach beyond campus into the local community, as he was also the recipient of The University of Montana Community Recognition Award, in 2009, in appreciation for outstanding and dedicated service to international students.