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Global Heel: Luoyi Cai

May 8, 2024

COIL enriches Chinese language learning at Carolina  “What have been your happiest moments in life?” Luoyi Cai asked her students.  Winning a tough sports game, earning a scholarship to study abroad, they said.  Cai was in her third year at … Read more

Carolina joins Japan-led global education initiative

March 14, 2024

Five-year project stimulates U.S.-Japan partnerships, exchange Carolina’s Associate Provost for Global Affairs Heather Ward returned to Japan in January 2024, weeks after a UNC delegation’s groundbreaking visit there. While in Japan, she helped launch a five-year initiative, which aims to … Read more

COIL Enriches Language Learning with Cross-Cultural Connections

September 15, 2023

Hundreds of Tar Heels are sharpening their language skills on campus by connecting with students abroad through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) courses. UNC-Chapel Hill offered 30 COIL courses in the 2022-2023 academic year, including eight language courses. “The COIL pedagogy is … Read more

Carolina Selected for Norwegian COIL Partnerships Initiative

August 7, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill is one of 19 higher education institutions in the U.S., Norway and Japan selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Norwegian Panorama VE/COIL Partnerships Initiative. Five Carolina faculty and staff recently traveled to … Read more

COIL Courses Bring World to Students, Faculty

November 17, 2022

Carolina’s Collaborative Online International Learning program began in response to a global pandemic that paused international travel.  But after more than two years, COIL has grown into something much bigger and more impactful, forging educational partnerships throughout the world and diversifying the … Read more