USCO2 training sessions – sign up now!

We will be offering online USCO2 training sessions for UMAP Members, based on our new handbook for Institutions.  Please save the date for one of these sessions and register online now!

Asia:  Tuesday, October 3:  UTC 02:00/ Bangkok 09:00/ Ulaanbaatar, Kuala Lumpur, Manila 10:00 / Tokyo 11:00

Western Hemisphere:  Tuesday October 3: 10:00am Vancouver, 11:00 Mexico City / 12:00 Bogota, Lima / 13:00 Toronto / 14:00 Santiago / UTC 17:00

Don’t have a copy of the new Institutional Handbook yet?  Download it here!


Discover Indonesia Discovery Camp Winter 2024 – Attend an information session!

Winter Discovery Camp 2024 – Discover Indonesia

February 17-29, 2024 — Applications due November 15, 2023

Attend an information session!

Thursday 14 September 2023: 18:30 Vancouver / 19:30 Mexico City / 20:30 Bogota; 21:30 Toronto NEXT DAY Friday September 15 UTC 1:30; Bangkok 8:30; Kuala Lumpur 9:30; Tokyo 10:30

Thursday 12 October 2023: 18:30 Vancouver / 19:30 Mexico City / 20:30 Bogota; 21:30 Toronto NEXT DAY Friday October 13 UTC 1:30; Bangkok 8:30; Kuala Lumpur 9:30; Tokyo 10:30

Meeting ID:  922 2581 3936
Passcode:  UMAPDC2024


September 2023 Newsletter

Check out the September 2023 UMAP Newsletter here!


UN SDG survey – we want to hear from you!

We want to hear from you!

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Latiff b. Ahmad was awarded a ResearchNet grant to support a study entitled “A Mapping Study on The Design, Communication and Implementation of SDG activities among UMAP International Higher Education Institutions” and provide baseline data for the UMAP SDG & Strategic Planning Taskforce.


Dr. Latiff and his team have developed a survey to gain insights on the practices of the UN SDGs among UMAP member institutions and should be completed by key academic or administrative leaders who deal directly with SDGs matters in their respective institutions.
The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday August 31, 2023 (PDT).



August 2023 Newsletter

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Canada, Mexico, US members invited to COIL design workshop

UMAP members from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. are invited to participate in a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) design workshop offered by AMPEI, the North American Program for the Internationalization of Curriculum. 

Take advantage of the Summer Break to learn how to apply COIL methodology to offer students an international education experience even while staying at home! 

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. institutions are invited to participate in the COIL Design workshop that will be offered from July 14 to August 4, 2023, with asynchronous access to all educational resources available on the AMPEI platform and sessions online every Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CdMx),  for interacting with the instructor and other colleagues.    Renowned experts will guide you to design your course and start your COIL experience!

Please confirm your interest and register here:    


COIL Matching Fair – register now

The Institute of Innovative Global Education (IIGE) at Kansai University is pleased to announce that registration for the 2023 IIGE Global Network COIL Matching Fair is now OPEN!

At this event, participants are offered a chance to meet and interact with fellow faculty members/COIL coordinators who are looking for COIL and virtual exchange partners.

Who will benefit from joining?

Faculty members / COIL Coordinators looking for Japanese and other international COIL/virtual exchange partners for Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 courses.

What’s the format?

The event will be held virtually on Padlet and oVice, a 2D metaverse platform. The Padlet space will stay open until the end of August. To accommodate for various time zones, we will host the live events in oVice during the following two time slots: 9:00-10:00  JST (20:00-21:00 EDT) on August 1, and 16:00 – 17:00 JST (9:00 – 10:00 CET) on August 9.

RSVP below ↓

※This event will be facilitated in English.

Registration deadline: July 31st, 2023 (JST) ※Depending on the number of registrants, the registrations may be closed early

More information can be found here:

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July 2023 UMAP Newsletter

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Interested in hosting a Discovery Camp Winter 2024?

What is the Discovery Camp Program? Discovery Camps are immersive intercultural experiences during the summer or winter months, typically lasting 7-10 days. The host institutions organize the content and pay for all in-country expenses (tuition, accommodation, meals, field trips, etc.), so that a diversity of students from around the UMAP consortium can attend. Discovery Camps enable UMAP member institutions and countries to showcase their countries and cultures to students from across the UMAP network.  Applicants interested in hosting a Discovery camp can choose between offering a camp in the summer or winter season. Programs must include content related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Interested in applying to host a Discovery Camp? The hosting application is now open, with a deadline of July 14, 2023 for programs taking place in January or February 2024. Please use this link to access the application: Applications to host Discovery Camps will be reviewed by UMAP’s Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development Goals Taskforce. Please note that this is a competitive process and it may not be possible to select all applicants.

An online information session will be offered for UMAP members who want to learn about hosting a Discovery Camp.  The session will take place June 13, 2023 19:00 Vancouver time (20:00 Mexico City/ next day 06/14 02:00 UTC / 09:00 Jakarta / 11:00 Tokyo)  Please register here:…