Strategies to Prepare Your Faculty

for Virtual Exchange

This webinar is part of the Going Global:

Empowering Virtual Exchange in 2022 and Beyond webinar series

Brenda Garcia BG

Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico has a rich history of providing their students with projects, courses, and programs in intercultural competencies. In the spring term of 2021 alone, the institution offered 73 COIL courses in various disciplines.

A foundational element to their success is a broad understanding of the benefits of internationalization for their students, faculty, and institution, which has helped drive adoption of COIL virtual exchange by faculty across their academic colleges.

Brenda Garcia, Director of Internationalization Projects at Universidad de Monterrey, discusses successful strategies to engage and prepare faculty to create innovative virtual exchange opportunities that lead to enriching student experiences.



Brenda García Portillo is Director of Internationalization Projects at the University of Monterrey. She has 20 years of experience in international education. Currently, her main responsibilities are the coordination of both, the Intercultural Competence Training Program at the UDEM and the internationalization at home activities such as COIL.

Garcia has been coordinating the COIL/Virtual Exchange projects for approximately 10 years at UDEM. She is a co -founder member of the LatAm COIL consortium and is part of the steering committee of the IVEC conference.


Who should watch this webinar?

Directors of Study Abroad, International Student Affairs, International Programs, International Studies, Global Initiatives, International Education, Global Education, Multicultural Education, Off-Campus Programs, International Relations, COIL Coordinators, Senior International Officers, Chief Academic Officers, VP/Dean of Academic Affairs, Provosts, Deans, and Faculty.


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