We present an ambitious international project, the Short Virtual International Program (S-VIP), which has an important innovation dimension as a result of the design of the proposed courses as well as for the real prospects that offers to students at international level the virtual mobility.
The significant evolution of the online and/or blended education offers now new possibilities to all universities at European level. Our project aims to propose a new format for the Students’ mobility and for the Erasmus program to our students. By analogy with the Erasmus exchange for on-campus training, S-VIP offers a virtual exchange via online teaching. Students taking online training at a partner university will obtain accreditation for a limited number of ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). We started our program with a consortium of European universities by accepting the virtual exchange of our students who wish to follow courses abroad and by including our partner’s students to our online courses. At the same time, and within our project we developed a close collaboration within the European League of Research Universities (LERU) with Leiden and Milan Universities.
This paper was presented at the 2019 European Learning & Teaching Forum and reflects the views of the named authors only.