What is COIL?

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Building upon FIU’s deep experience creating hundreds of impactful global learning courses, our Office of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) brings diverse faculty and students together to engage in peer-to-peer intercultural dialogue and meaningful projects across borders of time, space, language, and discipline. COIL deepens knowledge, broadens perspectives, fosters personal growth, and opens doors to new international friendships and professional opportunities for students and faculty alike.

COIL (pioneered by SUNY) is an international teaching and learning methodology facilitated through technology and intentional curriculum design. With COIL, two or more faculty partners located in different countries and institutions collaborate to develop a series of synchronous and asynchronous activities for their students to complete together in international teams using a variety of digital communication and collaboration tools. 

Since COIL is an embedded module within their course of study, participating students gain access to the world and its diversity without incurring any additional cost.

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