Collaborative Online International Learning


Accelerating Virtual Exchange

Accelerating Virtual Exchange

Bound International offers specialized programs by which universities can execute effective online international learning.  We do this via a full-service, high support Full Program, a short-term Faculty Training Only Program and Customized COIL Consulting services for individual institutions and organizations.  We place emphasis on faculty and staff development with the expectation that their students will receive high quality virtual intercultural engagement.

Our Model


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Full Program

To partake in our full-service, high support model that includes all of the features above, please fill out the Full Program faculty survey. The Full Program is the best way to gain extensive training, build networks, achieve critical data and have support from Bound International staff for the entirety of your COIL experience.

The Spring 2024 Program registration is now open! To sign up, complete the Full Program faculty survey here by August 15, 2023.

What Our Faculty Have to Say

What Our Students Have to Say

Training Only


For faculty who seek training opportunities only, Bound International is offering a Training Only program. This opportunity may only take place for a limited time and must meet enrollment requirements in order to take place, with the requirements outlined below. The program will be conducted via Zoom.

Bound International staff have more than 25 years of combined experience in international higher education and student exchange and several years of combined experience in COIL and virtual exchange.

This program provides maximum learning, skills development and networking within a short period of time, to serve faculty in an optimal way.

What Our Participants Have to Say


  • Minimum enrollment of 15 faculty
  • Balanced representation of faculty from different countries
  • Various academic subjects represented
  • Conducted in English with live interpretation available in Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Chinese
  • Open to all interested faculty worldwide
  • Faculty from community colleges, technical colleges and regional colleges are especially encouraged to apply
  • Faculty must register no later than August 15, 2023
  • Payments must be successfully submitted online by the due date for faculty to participate.
  • We may limit the number of participants per institution, to ensure greater representation across institutions

Program Inclusions

  • Zoom event
  • Interpretation services for Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Chinese speakers
  • Intercultural assessments for participants and group de-brief
  • Peer testimony and live interaction
  • Generous discount for faculty participation in the Full Program for Fall 2023

Dates & Agenda

Thursday, September 14th 2023

What is COIL + Best Practice
Learn about the history, pedagogy and best practices of connecting your classroom with one abroad.
Friday, September 15th 2023

Motivational Technology
Learn about the role technology can play in achieving learning outcomes and motivate faculty and students to engage in global teaching and learning.
Monday, September 18th 2023

Principles of Applied Learning
Learn about important principles of applied learning that elevate student learning within a virtual environment.
Tuesday, September 19th 2023

Intercultural Teaching & Learning
Learn about the principles of intercultural competency, how to teach these principles to students and how it can transform your teaching methodology.
Wednesday, September 20th 2023

Workshop: Planning a COIL Collaboration
Begin using your training to visualize and map out a COIL collaboration with an international partner.
Thursday, September 21st 2023

Cultivating COIL on Campus
Learn strategies and tactics to promote COIL on your home campus. Also learn how to be a leader within your department and within your field in implementing and advancing COIL in academia.
Friday, September 22nd 2023

Partner Networking Fair
Use your recent training to identify and network with experienced COIL faculty who are looking for partners during a live session.

Cost: $250 per faculty member

Duration: 14 hours; sessions will be recorded


Karen McBride, Ed.D., President & Founder, Bound International
Alexis Tarter, M.A. E-Learning & Instructional Design, Bound International

To register, please us the payment button below. Payments are due by September 1, 2023.

Cancellations permitted.  Refunds allowed until September 1, 2023 less transaction fees.

Should enrollment requirements not be met, or the event is cancelled, full refunds for registrants will be issued.

Partner Networking Fair

For those with COIL training and experience who seek opportunities to network and connect with other faculty, we invite you to be a part of our Partner Networking Fair! This Fair will take place at the conclusion of our Training Only program and is open to ALL experienced COIL faculty worldwide. Join us to identify new academic partners among a group of newly trained faculty.

The launch of the Fair will be conducted in English, but faculty will be able to interact with each other in their language of choice.

Date & Time
Friday, September 22, 2023

Cost: FREE

To register, please click here . Registration is open until September 1, 2023 .

What Past Fair Participants Have to Say