Europe's First-Ever COIL Conference is a Smashing Success
Over 200 professionals were present, representing over 60 institutions and organisations in over a dozen countries. Keynotes on the importance of COIL as a tool for meaningful intercultural learning were delivered by SUNY COIL founder Jon Rubin, as well as international education experts including Darla Deardorff, Rick Arrowood and Robert O'Dowd and participants attended over a dozen interactive presentations on everything from how to get started on a COIL course to the variety of tools available.
On Friday, after two days of networking and collaborating, the event was brought to a close by Rajash Rawal, Dean of the Faculty of Management & Organisation at THUAS, with a powerful reminder of how intercultural collaboration can be used to make people aware of their 'bubbles,' echoing a core conference theme about embracing different perspectives.
Reports from the event, as well as slideshows, photos and other materials, will be posted soon, and the organisers will follow up with an online networking platform in the near future.