Students in the Dept. of International Tourism's Global Tourism Course successfully participated in three virtual exchange projects during the 2015-16 academic year, connecting students across four continents.
Students at Coventry University (UK), Princeton University (USA) and SENA (Columbia) collaborated with NIU students over the course of the fall semester on three separate virtual exchange projects.
In the projects with Princeton and Coventry, students used both English and Japanese to communicate about a variety of cultural and academic topics. The project with SENA was conducted entirely in English. Students made use of three different modes of communication during the exchange: text, audio and video.
We are looking forward to continuing these projects in the next academic year.