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 finished in May 2019. The book that eventuated from that conference was recently published and can be seen here.

At the recently finished conference, the general meeting was held and it was decided that the IVEProject would be one of the projects APVEA promotes.