Asia-Pacific Virtual Exchange Association (APVEA)

The Asia Pacific Virtual Exchange Association is dedicated to bringing the students of this vast region closer together via virtual exchange.

The position paper on virtual exchange created by the INTENT project group states that "Virtual exchanges are technology-enabled, sustained, people to people education programs. These entail the engagement of groups of students in online intercultural exchange, interaction and collaboration with peers from partner classes in geographically distant locations, under the guidance of educators and/or expert facilitators."

APVEA aims to promote virtual exchanges within the Asia Pacific. APVEA also aims to work with educators to improve the quality of these exchanges and research the most effective ways for them to ensure language and cultural development and understanding occurs.

The third biennial APVEA conference will be held from May 18-19, 2019, at Hangzhou Dianzi University - Xiasha campus, China. You can use the menus at the top of this page to access information about the conference.

The second biennial APVEA conference concluded at Princeton in March of 2017 and was considered a resounding success by all those who attended. The organizing committee is extremely grateful to all those that worked so hard to make it that way. Slides from the wonderful presentations can be found here. We look forward to seeing you at the next conference in Hangzhou, May 18-19, 2019.