Virtual Global Exchange


  • Stevens Initiative | Learn about virtual global exchange through easily digestible fact sheets, videos, and other resources from the Stevens Initiative.

  • Building Faculty International Partnerships through Virtual Global Exchange | Watch a faculty panel on utilizing VGE to build partnerships and engage in professional development. This hour-long session was recorded on 11/10/2022 and features three USF faculty members, as well as two international partners, discussing how VGE helped strengthen their existing partnerships, forge new ones, as well as other professional benefits for their own careers at USF.

  • USF Education Abroad Office – Faculty Page | International Education takes a lot of shapes at USF, COIL is only one of them. In addition, faculty may plan in-person or virtual study abroad programs as well as integrating international virtual activities into an exisiting course. For more information you can speak to the VGE Coordinator ( or contact the Education Abroad Office.

  • Global Discovery Hub | View the current list of USF's international partners and formal agreements. You can also map the university's global footprint of faculty and student activity.

  • SUNY COIL Center | COIL is a specific kind of virtual global exchange. A wealth of information on COIL best practices and resources are available through the SUNY COIL Center. While USF’s definition of VGE is a little broader than COIL, they remain a leader in the field and list excellent tools and examples.

  • Coventry University's Centre for Global Engagement | Examples of COIL collaborations from Coventry University's Centre for Global Engagement in the United Kingdom.

  •  AAC&U Intercultural Competence Rubric | Adding intercultural competence to assignments can be tricky. How do we measure these outcomes? The Association of American Colleges and Universities has made a useful rubric available.