Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

What is Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)?

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is the fantastic way we, at Coventry University, can interact with other international universities and professional institutions. Included within our curriculum, these opportunities provide you with valuable experience working with others from different cultures and countries, helping to develop your digital skills and your intercultural competency.

COIL Projects can be worked on in ‘real-time’ with students from other countries, allowing you to work collaboratively on focused activities. Alternatively, they can also be worked ‘asynchronously’, meaning students can work together at different times, allowing you to work with individuals from countries where time zones don’t overlap.

Who is COIL for?

  • Students – Gain valuable international experience, perfect to help improve your CV before starting your career post-university.
  • Staff – Provide your students with unique activities and experiences, creating lasting links with international institutions.
  • International partners – Work closely with a top modern UK university, building connections and providing your students the opportunity to collaborate with UK students.
  • Industry partners – Work with a top modern UK university, gaining valuable insights from students while providing them with experiences.

Contact us

If you want to find out more about COIL projects at Coventry University then please contact our team at

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