Rapid Response Virtual Exchange/COIL Transformation Lab: U.S.–Japan


​These difficult times mean we need to find innovative ways to sustain learning and connections throughout our global higher education community. As many colleges and universities face uncertainty about in-person learning and physical mobility, the need for helping all students continue to learn global skills remains certain.

In response to the current global conditions, ACE is working closely with the global higher education virtual exchange community to strategize effective ways to equip institutions with the skills and resources to adapt their physical education or academic exchange programs into quality-assured, high-impact virtual exchange/collaborative online international learning (VE/COIL) programs.

This specific lab works in coordination with Japan.


Each Rapid Response VE/COIL Lab features:​ ​

  • A three-month engagement with ACE VE/COIL experts and​ a cohort of up to 15 higher education institutional partner teams (1 U.S. institution + 1 Japanese institution)
  • ​High-quality professional training of faculty, senior leadership, and administration by world-renowned ACE VE/COIL experts through a three-week online professional development course, plus access to up to five additional hours of institutional team mentoring
  • Dialogue and collaboration with international partner institutions and peer institutions through in-person and online ​ACE Engage® meetings, hosted by ACE and its cooperating partners​
  • Regular access to ACE VE/COIL experts as well as customized VE/COIL resources and information throughout the duration of the Lab
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​This program is offered in partnership with the Institute for Innovative Global Education, and it is supported by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo in coordination with Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology​ (MEXT).



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