The Link Class Project: Collaborative virtual teams between Peru and The Netherlands


  • Mariella Olivos Rossini Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru
  • Sandra Rincón Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Anne Francoise Rutkowski Tilburg University, The Netherlands


Internationalization, Virtual classroom, Virtual mobility, Intercultural competence, Information and communication, technologies


The Link Class Project presented in this article provides an example of established collaborative group activities to negotiate and build a report together in virtual teams composed of students at Universidad ESAN, Lima (Peru) and Tilburg University, Tilburg (Netherlands). Itfurther analyzes the effects of a campus based internationalization strategy supported by the use of technology. Based on previous experiences with virtual classrooms, the authors adhere to the ancient Chinese philosopher’s, Lao Tzu, quote: «If you tell me, I will listen; if you show me, I will see; but if you let me experience, I will learn»



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How to Cite

Olivos Rossini, M. ., Rincón, . S., & Rutkowski, A. F. (2015). The Link Class Project: Collaborative virtual teams between Peru and The Netherlands. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, 20(39), 137–140. Retrieved from