The COIL initiative at CSULB officially launched in Fall 2020 with the publication of the COIL at CSULB website and development of workshops for interested faculty.

The launch of the initiative follows several years of research, planning, and development by faculty and staff across campus, which has been coordinated by the International Education Committee (IEC).

The IEC promotes global literacy at CSULB by fostering the internationalization of curricula and encouraging international experiences among faculty, staff, and students. It is a representative, collaborative body that makes international education curricular and policy recommendations to the Curriculum and Educational Policies Council (CEPC), which is the primary advisory body on educational policy matters to the Academic Senate.

At CSULB, COIL is one component of our overall international strategy that seeks to prepare CSULB graduates to live and work in an interconnected world.