International Education and Global Engagement

COIL/Virtual Exchange

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) originated in the SUNY system(opens in new window) as a way to link faculty and students across the world to deepen global engagement, cultural perspectives, and increase educational impact within current course offerings.

Through a Faculty Learning Community, IEGE offers support—training, mentoring, resources, and partner matching—for faculty members who wish to develop a virtual exchange experience with a faculty member abroad, connecting students globally to project-based learning and valuable international opportunities. For further explanation of how COIL works, see the short “What is COIL?” video below and investigate how you and your students might engage in meaningful projects and cross-cultural dialog.  Please contact Dr. Sara Trechter, COIL Co-Coordinator in new window) if you have any questions.