Tags: Issue 4, June 2021
In line with Humber’s Internationalization Strategy, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) initiatives have been ongoing, with academic partners around the world. An integral element of COIL, is the intercultural exchange, in which there is an opportunity for comparative analysis on how the relevant academic subject is perceived and responded to within different cultural contexts. This past Winter semester, there were three COIL projects running in FSCS, in which students in the Bachelor of Behaviour Science (BBS), Developmental Services Worker (DSW), and Child and Youth Care (CYC) programs, had the opportunity to work with and learn from, students at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, at the University of Technology in Jamaica and Parul University, in India.
Off the back of these successful collaborations last semester, FSCS is happy to be working on more COIL initiatives for students across the Faculty – with three more projects being planned for the Fall 2021 semester, in partnership with University College Absalon and University College Lilebaelt, both in Denmark, as well as another COIL project with Saxion University.
"My favorite part of the collaboration was the Intercultural Exchange, the games that we played together and the laughs that we shared. I will forever cherish it!".
“This experience made me realize that I want to work within other countries, so I hope to study abroad or travel to other places and implement my knowledge, and help others build their own sense of global fluency.”