Fieldwork abroad was one of the projects of ENVOIE (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
– Main objectives of the Virtual Exchange
Preparing students for their visit to Chicago.
– Targeted learning outcomes
(1) to make students aware of cultural differences (between comparable social groups from different places; students in Groningen respectively Chicago); (2) improve their research proposals. (3) to stimulate longer lasting contacts between the UG and DePaul students, as the UG students would visit Chicago 3 months after the collaboration
– Global task description
UG students prepare for a research project by having 2 video-conferences with students from DePaul University, who function as local consultants. In the end, students write a short reflection report about the intercultural communication experienced.
|Partner / department||Course||Language of instruction||Number of students|
|DePaul University, Chicago, United States||English|
|University of Groningen, Netherlands||Fieldwork abroad||English|
Start and end date
January 2018 – April 2018
Integration and assessment
The research proposal the UG students create after having had videoconferences with their peers abroad is assessed based on its quality and integration of the feedback received.
Technology tools used
– Learning environment
– Collaboration tools
– Reflection tool