Program Options – Overview

There are several different types of design possible for virtual exchange.

  • Faculty to Faculty – This option links faculty members in different countries and could lead to opportunities like observing each other’s classes, guest lecturing, content development, and student-to-student exchanges.
  • Student to Student – Students are matched for pair, small group, or larger group discussions. These could be one-time, a few conversations, or regular meetings. Topics might include getting to know you, course content, cultural information, or project-based.
  • Third-Party Providers – These are organizations that support virtual exchanges; Harper faculty who are interested should contact the Office of International Education to learn more about and get support in connecting.

The next section describes some of the specific program options in more detail.

Considering whether Harper partnerships or third-party providers fit your goals better, here are some ideas to keep in mind:

3rd party providers Harper Partnerships
Structured methodology, possibly including training for faculty More flexibility to design programming that works for you
Possible cost to students or to Harper Free
Larger networks for finding a partner Deeper networks with stronger connections to Harper



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