Customised Training

UNICollaboration offers customised training for institutions, organisations and individuals. Please read the information below to better understand what we can offer and contact us at training[at] if you need further information.

Training for Organisations

Is your organisation . . .

  • curious about what it would take to launch a virtual exchange initiative?
  • considering including virtual exchange in your internationalisation strategy?
  • looking for experts who can train your staff in designing virtual exchange experiences?
  • interested in brief webinars to introduce administrators and international education faculty to virtual exchange?
  • ready to provide additional professional development to educators already engaged in virtual exchanges with expert training?
  • interested in helping the staff research virtual exchange?

We offer a variety of training formats to suit your needs

  • 90-minute interactive webinar on a focused topic of your choosing (see list of topics below)
    • 3-hour workshop on a focused topic of your choosing
    • 3-6 weeks asynchronous online training
    • 2-4 hours across 2-4 days synchronous online training
  • On-site training at your venue, usually 1-2 days as part of an intensive staff development program
  • Workshops connected to a conference or seminar (e.g., a pre-conference workshop or a workshop as a conference session)

Further details

  • The language of instruction is English. For options in other languages, please contact us.
  • Participation in our activities and training programmes is recognised through the issue of digital badges.

Training topics

Our bespoke training can include any of the following topics:

  • Introduction to Virtual Exchange (an in-depth overview for HE administrative staff, instructional designers, and teaching staff )
  • Designing and implementing a class-to-class Virtual Exchange (for teaching staff and instructional designers) 
  • Choosing technologies and tools to support and foster Virtual Exchange
  • Virtual Exchange as part of your internationalisation strategy
  • Planning for Success: designing and implementing a VE to prepare for physical mobility
  • Virtual Exchange for specific disciplines (e.g., business, media, languages, etc.)
  • Intercultural competence development in Virtual Exchange
  • Instructional design for Virtual Exchange (course-level design and task-level design)
  • Criticality in Virtual Exchange (power dynamics, critical digital literacy, etc.)
  • Assessing the impact of your Virtual Exchanges
  • Researching Virtual Exchange


We offer 1:1 support for instructors/tutors as well as administrative and technical support staff who are developing a Virtual Exchange project.

Sample consulting topics

  • Assessing your institution’s readiness for Virtual Exchange
  • Engaging with your institutional leaders in strategic planning around Virtual Exchange
  • Intensive orientation to VE with institutional leaders and stakeholders
  • Preparing materials for your Internationalisation at Home strategic plan to include Virtual Exchange
  • Assistance with grant-writing for projects related to Virtual Exchange

About Us

Training Team

The current UNICollaboration Training Officer is:

  • Malgorzata (Gosia) Kurek, Jan Dlugosz University, Poland


  • Ana Beaven, Univeristy of Bologna, Italy
  • Sarah Guth, University of Padova, Italy
  • Mirjam Hauck, The Open University, UK
  • Sara Pittarello, UNICollaboration
  • Lorenza Bacino, UNICollaboration
  • Rita Koris, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary

Occasional guest speakers:

  • Teresa MacKinnon
  • Francesca Helm

Contact & Requests

If you’re interested in knowing more about our training offerings in general please contact us at training[at] 

We look forward to collaborating with you to create 
meaningful, well-designed, and lasting virtual exchange projects!