Professional Development Opportunities for Virtual Exchange


Virtual Exchange Training Course for UF Faculty

This is a 6-week, fully online course during which participants become familiar with the various models for leveraging technologies to bring students from different cultures together, a teaching and learning methodology known as Virtual Exchange (VE). Additionally, participants learn about the requirements for designing and implementing a successful VE within a course that they teach regularly and begin developing their own project plan to conduct a virtual exchange.  Although preferred, having an established partner for the VE project is not a prerequisite for participation in this course.

Click here to see the Spring 2019 course syllabus. The Spring 2020 course syllabus is coming soon! 




Other Training

Language Learning Gamification & Virtual Worlds Seminar

Wednesday, September 19, 2018   Live Streaming from Bordeaux

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Professional Associations:  Conferences and Trainings

Unicollaborate Biennial Conference (Held in Europe- All World Regions)

International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC) | October 25-26th, 2019 | Tacoma, Washington, USA

IVEC is the largest and most prominent event on virtual exchange, providing a forum for an audience of deans, directors, faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and professionals from institutions around the world interested in technology enabled global learning, international education, and new pedagogies.

The 2019 Conference will be hosted by the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, in collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY) COIL Center, DePaul University, UNICollaboration, Drexel University, and East Carolina University.

Stevens Initiative (U.S.-Based-Middle East and North Africa)    (Free Webinars)

Soliya – Connect Program

Integrated into university courses across a variety of disciplines—including media studies, international relations, and religious studies—the Connect Program gives students the opportunity to engage in facilitated and substantive dialogue, and build meaningful relationships across national, cultural, religious, and ideological boundaries. 

Asia Pacific Virtual Exchange Association Biennial Conference (Held in Asia- All World Regions)  

May 18-19, 2019

Hangzhou Dianzi University - Xiasha campus

K-12 Organizations

Virtual Exchange Coalition

Youth for Understanding