Building Connections During a Time of Global Change: An International Snapshot of Virtual Exchange

  • Rajika Bhandari Rajika Bhandari Advisors
  • Kyle Kastler Stevens Initiative
Keywords: Virtual exchange, COIL, Stevens Initiative, youth exchanges, online learning

Abstract

Virtual exchange has witnessed unprecedented growth in recent years, yet much remains to be known about types of programs globally; characteristics of participants and content of programs; and countries engaged in these activities. Based on a 2021 survey of virtual exchange, this article presents key findings about the landscape of global virtual exchange, while sharing lessons learned and implications for implementing virtual exchange. Further, the variable impact of COVID-19 on virtual exchange is also examined.

Author Biographies

Rajika Bhandari , Rajika Bhandari Advisors

Rajika Bhandari is an international higher education expert and the founder of Rajika Bhandari Advisors. She partnered with the Stevens Initiative on the survey. Email: rbhandari@rajikabhandari.com.

Kyle Kastler, Stevens Initiative

Kyle Kastler is a senior program associate at the Stevens Initiative. Email: Kyle.Kastler@aspeninstitute.org.

Published
2022-04-08
How to Cite
Bhandari , R., & Kastler, K. (2022). Building Connections During a Time of Global Change: An International Snapshot of Virtual Exchange. International Higher Education, (110), 27-29. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14995
Section
Articles