Do you think it is necessary to travel to have a truly international CV?
We believe that an international university is also an interconnected university. For this reason, at CEU Valencia we are partnering with institutions in Europe, Asia and America to implement different learning modules in all our university degrees. These bilateral projects aim at bringing the diversity of the world to each and every one of our courses.
COIL is an acronym for Collaborative Online International Learning, a pioneering methodology for interactive learning that, for several years, is increasingly present in some of the most international universities in the world. Through online modules and training programmes, COIL enables us to bring the global learning experience to a broader spectrum of students, regardless of their geographic location.
Thanks to this initiative, our students are already simultaneously studying Fractal Geometry with their peers from the Florida International University, or doing internships in Comparative Law with future lawyers from Universidad del Azuay. And all of this without leaving their classroom.
The COIL modules result from the collaboration of our faculties with other international centres for the development of common virtual projects. We jointly design these lines of work and integrate them into the study plans, ensuring that they adapt to the CEU methodology and the training needs of our students.
COIL projects can take different forms and have a different duration depending on the degree to which they are integrated, but always sharing a common philosophy and values: promoting experiential learning, reinforcing teamwork, enhancing intercultural skills and developing language skills. But not only that, students will also come into contact with their peers from other countries, become familiar with new work approaches and face the reality of an increasingly global world.
19 international projects, with a reach of up to 800 students in our three campuses; partners in the United States, Ecuador, the Netherlands, Russia or Argentina... Our experience in pedagogical innovation and internationalization, is our best guarantee.
And all of the above, thanks to the use of new technologies such as Skype, WhatsApp or social networks, which allow us to connect on a daily basis with partner universities.
This is the essence of what we call internationalization at home. It has been devised for our students but also for our teachers. Because international experiences can also happen in a classroom!
The basis of the success of this programme is the collaboration between institutions that share the same global and integral vision of learning. If this is the case in your institution, we can start. Starting a COIL project is as simple as taking three small steps.
COIL opens up a wide horizon of new learning possibilities in Higher Education: a scalable, more flexible and, above all, more comprehensive internationalization alternative. If you belong to a university or training centre outside Spain and want to join our network of partners, download our brochure and find out how we can collaborate!