Virtual Exchange

Virtual Exchange is an accessible, groundbreaking international experience, which leverages on new technologies and a common lingua franca, and does not entail physical mobility.

Organised jointly between at least two international universities, Virtual Exchange is a training activity consisting of little traditional/lecture-based teaching so to encourage a student-centred and leaner-led collaborative experience aimed at developing a common project and/or discussing interdisciplinary topics with a challenged-based approach.

The groups of international students meet remotely on collaborative platforms (e.g. Zoom, WhatsApp, Google Meets etc.) either autonomously or with a facilitator, who encourages active participation of group members and helps create a positive and collaborative debate without interfering with the contents of the course.

Virtual Exchange therefore differs from virtual mobility, which consists of classes (in synchronous or asynchronous mode) delivered remotely by the lecturers of the host university, which also gives students ECTS credits upon completion of the course.

Active projects

  Integration into the educational offer

If you are interested in developing a Virtual Exchange programme with the University of Padua, please contact

Projects and Mobility Office - Projects and Partnerships Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego n.1, 2nd floor - 35131 Padua, Italy