COIL Working across borders Fall 2023 | UCLL

You’ll be awarded the official 'Working across Borders' certificate based on the quality of your team’s work.

The project

Working across Borders is a virtual international consultancy project that will take place in the Fall of 2023.  More than 600 students from all continents will be involved. Explore the challenges of doing business across the globe acting as a business consultant for Barry Callebaut.  So start by analysing the economic, political, social and cultural environment of a particular country. Next, you will explore business opportunities that can help achieve one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Finally, you will come up with recommendations for the policy of the company.

What's it about?

  • Working in mixed teams with students across the globe
  • Experiencing the challenge of working with different cultures
  • Writing up a country analysis of a particular country and analysing  SDGs
  • Investigating sustainable business opportunities for Barry Callebaut in this country
  • Building an international network
8 reasons to join
  • Broaden your horizon without extra costs 
  • Work together in a diverse student group
  • Practice your foreign language skills
  • Test your knowledge on sustainability and strategy 
  • Get to adopt another country’s perspective
  • Become a sustainability advocate
  • Put your intercultural skills to good use
  • Expand your global network
How does it work?

Prepare yourself individually for international team work:

  • Explore your intercultural skills
  • Challenge yourself on sustainability issues
  • Test your readiness

Together with your online team members:

  • Attend informative webinars on the topic
  • Participate in online work sessions with your team
  • Be coached online during your project
  • Collaborate during progress meetings

Your virtual team?

  • Team up with students from different universities across the globe
  • Communicate via professional online tools 
  • Online support via a platform community and online coaching
Project partners
BINUS University International, Indonesia
DOBA Business School, Slovenia
Durham College Oshawa, Canada
Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
North-West University, South Africa
Northwood University, United States
University Colleges Leuven-Limburg, Belgium
Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador


Join us with your students!

Do you want to share in the fun? Contact us to embed the project in your course!

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