Why Virtual Exchange?

Virtual Exchange (VE) is a practice that consists of sustained, technology-enabled, people-to-people online exchange sessions in which constructive communication and interaction take place with the support of educators or facilitators. The VE methodology has proven to work as a synergistic and complementary component of physical exchange programmes, showing that it can prepare, deepen, and extend physical exchanges, allowing more students to benefit from meaningful international and intercultural experiences as part of their Higher Education. Now it is high time to work to facilitate the integration of this approach in the daily mobility activities of as many HEIs as possible.