Virtual Study Abroad

UCF Collaborative Online International Learning

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COIL is a virtual student exchange program with an emphasis on multi-culturalism. This program gives students an opportunity to travel and have a study abroad experience without the expenses of traditional exchange programs.

Program Goals
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  • To extend the benefits of international education to a broader spectrum of UCF students and faculty that could not otherwise participate in traditional study abroad
  • To develop courses that incorporate international collaborations with a significant online component
  • To create and foster academic partnerships with students and faculty all over the world
  • All you need is a professor from your campus to partner with a professor from our campus
  • Create a 4 to 6 week module together within your existing course
  • You don’t have to teach the same type of course, any course can be adapted to a COIL course
  • Step 1- Get approvals to host the program
  • Step 2- Find interested faculty members
  • Step 3- Faculty meet and begin exchanging basic information (with campus visits if possible)
  • Step 4- Develop course
  • Step 5- Launch COIL course
  • Less expensive than traditional study abroad
  • Flexible modality, interdisciplinary
  • Does not require a significant financial investment or institutional resources
  • Develop intercultural competencies
  • Create international networks