A virtual exchange (VE) typically lasts between 2 and 10 weeks and is based around a particular theme or project. VE programmes are delivered by trained educators who facilitate a combination of asynchronous and synchronous (real-time), online interactions between participants to support them meet the learning outcomes of the virtual exchange.
In a university context, VE enables students to exchange ideas and perspectives with international peers, helping them to develop interpersonal skills such as intercultural understanding, global citizenship and digital literacies, as well as making new friends in different countries and from diverse backgrounds.
Please click the boxes below to find out more about Virtual Exchange courses and training opportunities that are available to Durham University students and members of teaching staff.
Meet once a week with students from around the world to talk about pressing issues in real-time! TÜ-VIP is a 10-week online program offering courses on Sustainability, Politics, Intercultural Communication, German and other language courses, as well as classes on Identity, Culture, and Human Rights