What is COIL?

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Building upon FIU’s deep experience creating hundreds of impactful global learning courses across the curriculum, FIU COIL utilizes technology and the Internet to connect students and faculty with their peers worldwide.

COIL (pioneered by SUNY) brings diverse faculty and students together--across borders of time, space, language, culture, and discipline--to engage in peer-to-peer intercultural dialogue and meaningful projects. COIL deepens knowledge, broadens perspectives, fosters personal growth, and opens doors to new connections and opportunities for students and faculty alike.

Since COIL is embedded within the curriculum, participating students gain access to the world and its diversity without incurring any additional cost.

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Continue your global journey

Did your COIL experience spark an interest in international travel? Are you an international student who wants to experience FIU in-person? From study abroad to FIU's English Language Institute, explore our curated list of more global learning opportunities offered at FIU and beyond:

By the numbers

  • 104

    COILs implemented since 2017

  • 47

    FIU COIL partner institutions located in 22 countries

  • 5,101

    FIU and international students engaged

COIL Virtual Exchange Leadership Institute

This 6-week institute will bring together leadership teams from US and international higher education institutions to integrate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Virtual Exchange into their curricula and internationalization plans.

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