Virtual Exchange Projects

Virtual Exchange (VE) is an umbrella term for teaching and learning practices that connect locally dispersed teachers and students to learn and work together fostering their intercultural competencies in hands-on projects. VE can come in many formats.
Here, you find the virtual exchange projects offered by the Intercultural Learning Lab connecting Göttingen students with partners worldwide. All can be credited towards key skills.


This workshop follows a dialogue format, engaging students from Göttingen and Indian partner institutions to share and learn from each other about cultural identity, stereotypes, communication styles and their respective higher education systems. In this way, the workshop also serves the purpose of preparing a later physical stay abroad in the respective country.
Supported by the Göttingen - India higher education cooperation Namaste+: http://www.namasteplus.de/


This workshop is being conducted as joint classroom format with ISET in Béja/Tunisia and covers current topics around perception, pluralism and ambiguity within Arab and Western cultural groups. You will work in international intercultural teams around SDG´s and innovation to get to creative problem solving.
Supported by the initiative "Internationalization of the Curricula" (IdC), Univ. Göttingen.


In this course, we will work together with a partner class from McMaster University in Hamilton/Canada on the topics of culture and health.
This virtual exchange project is part of the DAAD-funded project “Transatlantic Virtual Academic Cooperation”.
This course will run four weeks, and consists of synchronous video sessions and asynchronous individual and team tasks. Register and learn more in StudIP.


This course provides you with the opportunity to learn about and experience working in an intercultural team on a global health issue, including interdisciplinary planning and cross-cultural communication. After an introduction to the topics, you will be matched with students from McMaster University/Canada and will work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to your health-related sustainable development goal (SDG).
This virtual exchange project is part of the DAAD-funded project “Transatlantic Virtual Academic Cooperation”.
This course will run six weeks from February 22 to March 31, 2021, and consists of synchronous video sessions and asynchronous individual and team tasks.
Register and learn more in StudIP, course no. 4500269.


This course introduces you to topics of museum information and intercultural communication. Together with students from St. John's University, New York, you will have the opportunity to explore the connections of culture and communication through the use of museum artifacts. Taken out of their original context, you will explore historical and intercultural connections among a variety of museum artifacts within your intercultural exchange teams, solve challenges and create your own exhibit that will culminate into a professionally created online museum brochure that covers your findings and insights throughout this intercultural virtual exchange journey.
This course will run from April 1 to May 7, 2021, and consists of synchronous video sessions and asynchronous individual and team tasks.
Register and learn more in StudIP, course no. 4505047.


The NICE programme gives you the opportunity to work remotely in a diverse team of students from around Europe. While working collaboratively on an innovative solution for one of the sustainable development goals, you gain skills in entrepreneurship, from understanding the entrepreneurial mindset to ultimately writing a business model canvas. You also receive hands-on experience in interdisciplinary collaboration and intercultural teamwork.
This virtual learning programme is run by the European multi-university 'Network for Intercultural Competence to facilitate Entrepreneurship' (NICE) geared towards enhancing university students' employability by helping them to develop intercultural competencies and entrepreneurial skills.
The programme consists mainly of self-paced learning modules, individual and team tasks, and is expected to take you about 5 hours per week. After the online course, you can also partake in the consecutive summer school in July (optional).
Register and learn more in StudIP, course no. 4506349, or visit www.nice-eu.org