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Virtual Exchange

If traveling to studying abroad is not a current option for you, there are still ways for you to add an international experience to your academic career. Virtual Exchange programs are an opportunity that allows you to learn about other cultures, connect with students or experts from around the world, and take classes that might not be possible at home. 

Madison College offers a variety of Virtual Exchange program types. Some are incorporated into existing classes on campus where students connect in multinational teams to complete an assignment or project, others allow students to complete a virtual internship or course, and others add international experts, tours, or experiences to Madison College courses. 

Virtual Exchange at Madison College is an exciting way to gain a global perspective, without leaving your home and with no travel or passport required! For more information, contact us at


Programs Offered

Global Studies Seminar Virtual Exchange

The Global Studies Seminar Virtual Exchange explores international business practices with an emphasis of how diversity, equity, and inclusion impacts inequalities and global business success. Participants build cross-cultural skills by working with students from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Marburg, Germany, and Doha, Qatar on course content and projects. 

Intro to Entrepreneurship Virtual Exchange

This virtual exchange program is designed to foster a cross-cultural exchange between students in the U.S. and in Doha, Qatar. Critical thinking, innovation, opportunistic thinking and teamwork will be explored through cross-cultural, experiential & problem-solving approaches. Learners develop and consider the importance of entrepreneurial mindset, social entrepreneurial initiatives and sustainability through an economic vitality lens all from a global perspective.

Madison College / SENA Spanish Language Virtual Exchange

The Madison College/ SENA Spanish Language Virtual Exchange connects Madison College Spanish Language learners with English Language learners in Colombia. Students will communicate in both English and Spanish, so they are able to practice speaking and listening in both target languages. The Virtual Exchange will include a number of videos, assignments, and optional coffee hours.

International Internship - Global Experiences Virtual

With a virtual internship, students can put accessibility and mobility concerns aside and develop a meaningful professional connection with an international company. Interns will gain the skills necessary to thrive in today's economy, including digital literacy, cross-cultural communication, time management, and much more. Virtual internships are a minimum of 8 weeks and include a minimum of 25 hours per week and a maximum of 40 hours per week.

API Global Select - Virtual Courses

Students are able to take between 1-6 credits with API’s international university partners, in addition to their other Madison College classes. Students choose from a wide variety of courses in a number of subject areas.