Consultancies, Custom Workshops and Support

Are you looking to bring innovative pedagogy and international engagement to your campus?  Do you have some experience with virtual exchange but want to improve your practice?  Does your institution want to evaluate the impact of COIL on your campus culture? Looking for custom training or workshops just for your professors and administrators?  SUNY COIL Center consultants can help you meet your goals.

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For Institutions

If your institution is interested in bringing COIL to scale, the SUNY COIL Center offers consultancies to support your goals.  Consultancies include:

  • Strategic planning for curricular internationalization
  • Strategic plan implementation support
  • Assessment planning and review
  • Evaluations of program implementation
  • COIL Collaboration reviews
  • Troubleshooting 
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For Individuals and Groups

The SUNY COIL Center offers customized individual support for those teaching with COIL and those who support professors and institutions.  Available consultancies include:  

  • Mentoring, individual or group
  • Customized workshops and training
  • Professional development exclusive to your group
  • One-on-one reviews of COIL design and development

Custom Workshops and Training

Interested in training exclusive to your group? We will offer any of our regularly scheduled COIL Professional Development workshops on dates and formats that fit your needs.  Please see descriptions of these workshops here

In addition, the SUNY COIL Center offers custom workshops for professors and administrators to implement, troubleshoot and evaluate COIL collaborations.  Below are some popular options, though we are happy to work with you to develop the exact training you’re looking for. Contact us to discuss your needs at

Getting Started with COIL

Taking COIL to the Next Level

Facilitating Intercultural Skills Online

This workshop includes an overview of the COIL model, developing student learning outcomes, activity alignment, tool and platform selection and a primer on intercultural collaboration. By the end of this half day (3.5 hour) workshop, professors and administrators understand the elements of building an effective COIL collaboration and ideas for how this could work in their classes.

This half day workshop is designed for professors who have some experience with COIL or other forms of virtual exchange and want to make their courses more impactful for students. Topics include: classroom management, preparing students for COIL, project design for maximum student engagement, building an effective relationship with your partner, facilitating student reflection, and evaluating the COIL experience.

This half day workshop focuses on how to help students understand what intercultural competence is, why it’s important, and how to develop skills online through their COIL collaboration. Key concepts in cultural theory, such as time orientation, individualism and collectivism, formality, and authority, will be examined in relation to how they can impact interactions during a COIL collaboration. Strategies for framing language usage and communication will be explored.