‘IOOC’ stands for ‘Interactive Open Online Course’. Just like Global Circles, IOOCs give young adults from different countries the opportunity to participate in a meaningful and intercultural exchange.
Over a period of four to ten weeks, interactive and valuable discussions on socio-political issues will take place, which will be led by facilitators. Academic experts will provide different materials and set assignments for the participants to complete between sessions.
This format will require a time commitment of about two hours per week.
Important information: It’s ok if your English isn’t perfect. Your language skills will improve as you progress through the course.
At the end of the programme, you will be awarded five ECTS credits and will receive a certificate of attendance.
We will offer IOOCs again as soon as it is possible to do so. Watch this page for announcements.
Feedback from participants
‘If you get the chance to take a Virtual Exchange course, do it. It’s the best thing you can do with your time at university.’
Click here to read what other participants are saying.
PSS student Rita Ryabov has participated in both Social Circles and IOOCs and is very enthusiastic about how varied and interesting the courses are.
In the following video, she will tell you more about the programme and her own positive experiences with it.