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What Students Say About COIL

  • Sinclair offered its first COILed class (Professor Kay Koeninger’s Art History course, in cooperation with Yamaguchi Prefecture University’s Professor Amy Wilson) during Fall Semester, 2019. 
  • Here are some of the survey results:
    • The COIL module in the course improved my communication skills:
      • 88% agreed or strongly agreed
    • The COIL module in the course improved my knowledge of another culture:
      • 95% agreed or strongly agreed
    • The COIL module in the course gave me confidence in interacting with students from another culture:
      • 83% agreed or strongly agreed
    • The COIL module in the course made me want to interact with students from a different culture or to travel overseas in the future:
      • 93% agreed or strongly agreed
  • Here is what some students said about what worked well in the COIL experience:
    • “Having a great partner and team from Japan.”
    • “To communicate with foreign students.”
    • “It was a very valuable experience to be able to make a presentation with American students for the first time through this class.”
    • “During the introduction phase, when we all introduced ourselves, it encouraged me to participate with the group.”
    • “The PowerPoint we made ended up working out for me pretty well. The Japanese students created a good starting place for my group to expand on, and we were able to do just that.”
    • “To communicate with Sinclair University’s students.
    • “I enjoyed my first contact with my group members!! Because I could know about other country university student life.”
    • “This project was really interesting! It was really nice to have the opportunity to engage with people studying in a different field.  I was able to learn the fun of painting.  Thank you so much!!”?