2023 Institute on Virtual Exchange / Collaborative Online International Learning



Through institutional self-assessment, campus visits, peer networking, and mentored support, the AAC&U Institute on Virtual Exchange/Collaborative Online International Learning (VE/COIL) helps higher education institutions develop the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue sustainable VE/COIL partnerships.

This 2023 Institute will be held as part of the Norwegian Panorama Virtual Exchange/COIL Partnerships Initiative.

The Norwegian Panorama VE/COIL Partnerships Initiative, proudly sponsored by The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills, is an innovative program designed to foster stronger connections between higher education institutions in Norway, the United States, and Japan. The Initiative is bringing together nine leading Norwegian universities with counterparts in the US and Japan to develop cutting-edge VE/COIL courses and programs.

With the support of experts from AAC&U and the Institute on Innovative Global Education (IIGE) at Kansai University (Japan), 19 institutional teams are working collaboratively from March to December 2023 to promote mutual understanding and educational collaboration between faculty, staff, and students from the three countries. This groundbreaking initiative is also creating exciting new opportunities for interdisciplinary innovation and global collaboration in digital teaching, research, and learning. For more information about this groundbreaking initiative, please see the press release issued by AAC&U or click on “View more” above to learn about the Institute’s Faculty, Curriculum, and Goals. You can also view the recording and resources from the informational webinar hosted by AAC&U on January 11, 2022.

AAC&U's Virtual Exchange/Collaborative Online International Learning Initiative

The Institute on VE/COIL is integrated into a broader initiative through which AAC&U collaborates with partners and sponsors to co-develop and co-implement innovative VE/COIL projects and programs that serve the global higher education community.