International Virtual Exchange Learning (IVEL)

CSUDH International Virtual Exchange Learning (IVEL)

International Virtual Exchange Learning (IVEL) creates space for faculty, staff, and students from different cultural backgrounds to connect and team up on academic and professional work while residing in other countries. IVEL allows faculty, staff, and students to engage in impactful cross-cultural experiences on a global scale. IVEL uses technology to bring innovative experiential collaboration, allowing institutions to work together at minimal cost while being accessible worldwide.

IVEL lends to campus internationalization and can include:

  • Faculty and staff development worldwide.
  • Global linkages across academia.
  • Connections between students who may experience barriers to studying in another country.

IVEL offers several models of learning, including:

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Mission and Vision


IVEL breaks barriers to international educational access and contributes to achieving a more just and equitable global society.


A globally-interdependent scholarly community enriches the skills and talents for a better tomorrow.

We seek to:

  • Offer collaborative educational engagements that are opportunities for sustainable interdependent activities.
  • Establish mutually beneficial partnership agreements.
  • Provide enough resources to assist in the development and execution of program goals.
  • Create innovative pedagogies that contribute to the academic vitality of CSUDH and our international partners.

Last Update: 10/14/21


  • Provide engagement opportunities that promote and advance global and cultural competencies, cross-cultural communication skills, and appreciation of diverse perspectives.
  • Identify interested and qualified participating academic institutions to collaboratively develop programs that will enhance and advance quality global education.
  • Secure grant resources to scale and accelerate the growth and expansion of the IVEL program.
  • Develop promotional materials on the benefits of the IVEL program that can be shared and disseminated by participating institutions.
  • Develop templates and toolkits for prospective partners to assess their capacities and readiness to engage in an IVEL collaboration.
  • Engage students in the learning process led by faculty.
  • Provide financial and human resources to support faculty engaged in IVEL.
  • Develop international agreements that may include approved internship opportunities
  • Collaborate on research and resource development.

Last Update: 10/14/21

Program Learning Outcomes

International Virtual Exchange Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

PLOs for IVEL instruction are aligned with Undergraduate Institutional Learning Outcomes:

International Virtual Exchange Learning (PLOs)

CSUDH Undergraduate Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

PLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge of diversity and cross-cultural competencies in global educational settings, and ways to use that knowledge to promote equity and justice at local and global levels.

Engaged Citizenry: Develop knowledge of diversity and multicultural competencies and ways to use that knowledge to promote equity and justice at local and global levels.

PLO 2: Demonstrate disciplinary knowledge and skills.

Disciplinary Proficiency: Demonstrate expertise in a specialized discipline of study and the ability to integrate its ideas, methods, theory and practice.

PLO 3: Demonstrate critical digital literacy as preparation for lifelong learning and global citizenship (further reading on critical digital literacy skill-building).

Information Literacy: Locate, evaluate, and effectively use information in pursuit of discovery as preparation for continuous lifelong learning.

PLO 4: Demonstrate critical and creative thinking and apply reasoning to address complex challenges and everyday problems, locally and globally.

Critical Thinking: Think critically and creatively and apply qualitative and quantitative reasoning to address complex challenges and everyday problems locally and globally.

PLO 5: Demonstrate clear communication and effective collaboration in cross-cultural contexts, both orally and in writing, using digital tools (further reading on cross-cultural communication skill-building and critical digital literacy skill-building).   

Communication: Communicate clearly and collaborate effectively in a range of social, academic, and professional contexts, both orally and in writing.

Last Update: 10/14/21

Current IVEL Offerings

Course InformationFaculty NameIVEL ModelTerm OfferedPartner Institution
PUB 300
Foundation of Public Administration
Dr. Roya AziziCourseTBDMeiji University, Japan
CJA 444
Juvenile Justice Process
Ann Young CourseSpring 2023Meiji University, Japan
CJA 340
Criminal Justice and the Community
Ann Young CourseSpring 2023Meiji University, Japan
Schedule subject to change at any time. Last Update: 10/01/22

Further Reading


The Office of International Education offers support for International Virtual Exchange Learning (IVEL) programs. For more information, please contact Ms. Ormond Rucker, Visa and Immigration International Coordinator at or (310) 243-3734.