Global Experiences & Events

SAGE provides year-round global experiences including Virtual Exchange and Global Guest Speakers.

Virtual Exchange and COIL

Connect with students and professors from around the world! Virtual exchange brings together Valencia College students and international partners in a joint effort to collaborate on different projects, goals, and discussions. Virtual exchange as part of a course is typically called Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). COIL courses are offered throughout the year based on professor interest and the establishment of international partnerships. If you’re interested in taking a COIL course, please contact the SAGE Office. In addition to COIL, co-curricular virtual exchange happens throughout the year, especially during International Education Week.

Check upcoming events to see more details. Events with a virtual exchange will be noted.

Current COIL Courses:
CIS 2910 IT Capstone (Partnership with UNISON in Sonora, Mexico)

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    Fri 8 a.m. - 12 noon
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Global Guest Speakers

In 2020, SAGE launched the new Global Guest Speaker (GGS) initiative, bringing in industry experts from around the world to engage with faculty and students. Move beyond prescribed classroom activities by experiencing real-world perspectives and interacting with industry professionals. Gain exposure to global practices, markets, mindsets, and cultural/ethical principles. As GGS opportunities are created, the SAGE Team will post in our Events section. Interested in viewing past events? Please view our GGS archive here and email with your request to access the recording link(s) if available:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the Asia-Pacific Region - Babar Jan Haleem
  • Business Culture in Paris – Herbert Faust
  • Emergency Management in Australia – Jason Amos
  • Fishery Industry in Peru - Jorge Risi
  • Healthcare Initiatives in Costa Rica - Miguel Arrieta, Luis Diego Sandi, Ekaterina Rojas
  • Introduction to India - Tejaswini Gopalaswamy
  • Introduction to Peru - Rudy Chalco
  • Overview of Jose Maria da Fonseca and the Wine Industry in Portugal - Antonio Franco Soares
  • Startups, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing in Ireland - Gregory Twohig and Priscillia Charles
  • Sustainability & Ecotourism in Costa Rica - Marvin Araya
  • Visual Commerce Technology in Spain and Globally - Eulogi Bordas Casas
  • Cooking Class from Spain - Chef Victoria
  • Putting a Face on History - A Conversation with Celebrated Author, Joanie Holzer Schirm
  • Healthcare Perspectives in the Dominican Republic - Analyse Giordano

SAGE in the News

Date News Article
9/17/2021 Featured SAGE & VGD Student - Nadia Vidal
5/31/2021  SAGE Office Brings Global Experiences to IT Students
5/27/2021 Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Comes to Valencia
5/6/2021 National Nutrition Month Celebrated With Virtual Tours
4/1/2021 East Campus Faculty Support Virtual National Study Abroad Celebration
2/9/2021 Big Changes Coming to Study Abroad and Global Experiences
2/9/2021 Celebrate National Study Abroad Day With These Events
1/6/2021 Winter Park Students Collaborate With Koning Willem I College Students on Cross-cultural Project
12/2/2020 SAGE Global Tech Guru Speaks to IT Students
1/2/2020 International Education Week Highlights International Education and Global Citizenship
9/6/2019 Service Learning Study Abroad Group Learns About Pura Vida
11/21/2019 Students Enjoy Valencia World Cup to Mark International Education Week
7/2/2019 Italy’s Vibrant Culture Experienced During Study Abroad Summer Trip
6/28/2019 Students Combine Studying Abroad With Service Learning
10/15/2018 International Education Week Events Coming Soon
9/28/2017 Study Abroad Leadership Program Redesigned
8/22/2017 Students Design New SAGE Website
8/21/2017 Meet the Office of Curriculum Initiatives Team
7/28/2017 Students Visit France and Belgium on SAGE Trip
4/5/2016 Announcing New Leadership for Study Abroad and Global Experiences Office
12/2/2015 International Education Week 2015: A Big Success for East and Winter Park
5/19/2015 Valencia Graduates First “Global Distinction” Students
2/28/2015 Catalina Perez: A Student Finds Purpose through SAGE
11/1/2014 International Students in the United States and Study Abroad by American Students are at All-Time High
10/20/2014 SAGE Update October
10/02/2014 Global Business Sustainability Focus of Summer Study Abroad Program to France and Germany
8/28/2014 Political Science Professor Scott Creamer Leads Study Abroad to France and Belgium
8/15/2014 SAGE Update August
4/15/2014 SAGE Update April
6/22/2014 Business Accounting Professor Stanton Reed Leads Study Abroad Experience in China
5/5/2014 Culinary Students Visit Florence, Italy to Learn Cooking Techniques
3/29/2014 Valencia Ranks Fourth in Nation for Number of Study Abroad Students
12/5/2013 VIEW at East and Winter Park Campuses: A Celebration of International Education
9/11/2013 Study Abroad Professor Steve Myers
8/23/2013 Summer with SAGE – Valencia’s Study Abroad Program
6/27/2013 Bonnie Oliver Travels to China for Study Abroad Course
5/8/2013 Professors, Students to Spend Summer Learning Abroad
11/29/2012 Summer 2013 Study Abroad Opportunities
4/25/2012 Celebrating Study Abroad Program Leaders and Global Education Programs
4/25/2012 Deymond Hoyte Leads Study Abroad Program to China
Global Events

Upcoming Virtual Events!

Monday, 11/15/2021

Woyago Paris Virtual Tour - International Education Week
Find your Parisian soul!  Join local Parisian tour company, Woyago, as they host an engaging, virtual tour of Paris.  Activities include cultural trivia and learning French vocabulary.  Woyago tour guides will also take a stroll around the streets of Paris, showing participants the sites and sounds of the famous City of Lights.

Event Times

12:00pm - 1:30pm EST - Register at