The Virtual Exchange Initiative at Georgia State University

The Virtual Exchange Initiative at Georgia State, also referred to as globally networked learning or collaborative online learning, is a teaching and learning paradigm that promotes the development of intercultural competence across shared multicultural learning environments.

Through the use of Internet-based tools and innovative online pedagogies, virtual exchange fosters meaningful exchanges between teachers and students with peers in geographically distant locations and from different lingua-cultural backgrounds.

Virtual exchange collaborations range from a shared discussion to a co-taught course. Whether a short-term project or a long-term collaboration, the exchange of cultures, backgrounds, languages, and experiences enhances the learning experience for our students.

Virtual exchange promotes the development of intercultural communicative competence in our university community and is an essential element in the development of globally competitive students.


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Current Projects

Georgia State University faculty and students are discovering innovative ways to connect and collaborate with global partners around the world. 

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Call for Proposals

OII and AGSC welcome proposals from full-time faculty who are implementing VE activities for the first time in courses taught during  the 2023 fall semester.

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Benefits of Virtual Exchange

Virtual exchange globalizes the curriculum, introduces students to an interconnected world, and promotes digital literacy. Discover more benefits of virtual exchange. 

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History of Virtual Exchange

It all began with a site visit and consultation with Jon Rubin, director of the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

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Training and Support

It is surprisingly easy to infuse virtual exchange into your course or program curriculum. We can help. We offer one-on-one support, training, and resources. 

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Contact Us

Contact us today about virtual exchange. We’re ready to support you and to connect you with a virtual exchange partner!

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