2024-25 Institute on Virtual Exchange / Collaborative Online International Learning


This year's Institute is conducted in partnership with the Fulbright US-UK Global Challenges Teaching Awards. This prestigious initiative, supported by the US-UK Fulbright Commission and AAC&U, facilitates collaboration between faculty members and supporting staff from higher education institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom. The program aims to address pressing global challenges through virtual exchange and collaborative online international learning (VE/COIL) partnerships.

With leadership from AAC&U, the 2024-25 Institute will run from August 12, 2024, to May 23, 2025, focusing on the development and implementation of VE/COIL courses as part of the Fulbright Global Challenges Teaching Awards. Institutional teams from both countries will engage in collaborative activities, professional development sessions, and virtual and physical exchanges to enhance their teaching practices and address key global issues.

Learn More

To discover more about this transformative initiative and the 2024-25 Institute, please visit the Global Challenges Teaching Award page for more details on the award, sign up for an informational session with the US-UK Fulbright Commission and AAC&U, or email [email protected].


Multilingual and multicultural VE/COIL experts from AAC&U will collaborate to co-facilitate the online professional development courses and offer mentoring support for participating higher education institutions involved in the Fulbright US-UK Global Challenges Teaching Awards. The Institute will also feature guest lectures from other leaders in the VE/COIL field.

  • Veronica Onorevole

    Veronica Onorevole

    Director of Innovative Global Education Initiatives, AAC&U
  • John E. Fowler

    John E. Fowler

    Assistant Director of VE/COIL Initiatives, AAC&U

Contributing Facutly

  • Dawn Michele Whitehead

    Dawn Michele Whitehead

    Vice President, Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers, AAC&U