KPU program offers opportunities for global collaboration, experiential learning


Kwantlen Polytechnic University students are collaborating with learners from around the world – including in Brazil, Mexico, and the United Kingdom – thanks to the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program. Courses with a COIL component create experiential learning opportunities for students, enabling them to share their perspectives with international peers, complete projects with students from other places in the world, and build an awareness of themselves and others. “There is nothing better than hands-on experience when you are developing your ability to work with different cultural perspectives,” said KPU Melville School of Business instructor Lesley McCannell. McCannell outlines her own experience partnering with a university in Mexico in order to provide a virtual exchange experience to her human resources students.