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New Outlooks on Internationalizing Higher Education: Faculty Mobility

By Rebecca Neill | Sep 19, 2019 | Comments Off on New Outlooks on Internationalizing Higher Education: Faculty Mobility

Student mobility is of course a major component of higher education internationalization, but attention is increasingly being given to the importance of faculty mobility. As the works reviewed here show, this latter form of mobility can be understood in several ways. On one hand, it may refer to the movement of faculty from one country…

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News and Trends Spotlight: NAFSA and the British Council Report on Internationalization Policies in the Americas

By Rebecca Neill | Sep 19, 2019 | Comments Off on News and Trends Spotlight: NAFSA and the British Council Report on Internationalization Policies in the Americas

Highlights from NAFSA’s Annual Conference in May 2019 include the release of a new report, The Shape of Global Higher Education: The Americas. The study, produced in collaboration with the British Council, assesses the state of policies in support of higher education internationalization in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States, with results…

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New Outlooks on Internationalizing Higher Education: Study Abroad and Employability

By Rebecca Neill | Sep 19, 2019 | Comments Off on New Outlooks on Internationalizing Higher Education: Study Abroad and Employability

The present article reviews a number of recent studies which assess the impact of study abroad and related international experiences on graduate employability. In most cases, these works are based on surveys of human resource professionals, recruiters, and senior managers. The findings reveal in turn some considerable differences of opinion, although it does also appear…

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MexicoNews and Trends Spotlight: ACE Report on Mexico-U.S. Engagement

By Rebecca Neill | Sep 18, 2019 | Comments Off on MexicoNews and Trends Spotlight: ACE Report on Mexico-U.S. Engagement

According to the most recent Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education (IIE), 5,736 American students took part in study abroad programs in Mexico over the course of the 2017/18 academic year. Although Mexico was the destination for only 1.7% of all U.S. study abroad students – and drew even higher numbers of…

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New Outlooks on Internationalizing Higher Education: Business School Trends

By Rebecca Neill | Sep 18, 2019 | Comments Off on New Outlooks on Internationalizing Higher Education: Business School Trends

  It is generally assumed that business schools and programs should be especially receptive to internationalization initiatives. Business is, after all, frequently counted as a leading force in globalization or a field of practice highly subject to its effects. The present article reviews some of the recent literature on the subject from sources such as…

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New Outlooks on Internationalizing Higher Education: Community Colleges

By Rebecca Neill | Sep 18, 2019 | Comments Off on New Outlooks on Internationalizing Higher Education: Community Colleges

Previous articles in this series have cited research from the American Council of Education (ACE) and other organizations which indicate the leading part played by large universities and private liberal arts colleges in higher education internationalization. According for example to the ACE’s Mapping Internationalization reports and data from the IEE’s Open Doors project, institutions of…

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New Outlook on Internationalization at Home: Assessing Intercultural Competence

By Rebecca Neill | Sep 4, 2019 | Comments Off on New Outlook on Internationalization at Home: Assessing Intercultural Competence

The ultimate goal of higher education internationalization efforts can be stated fairly simply as equipping students with an awareness and respect for cultural differences and ideally an eagerness to engage and collaborate effectively with people from other parts of the world. ‘The call to integrate intercultural knowledge and competence into the heart of education,’ the…

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News and Trends Spotlight: Non-Credit Education Abroad

By Rebecca Neill | Aug 29, 2019 | Comments Off on News and Trends Spotlight: Non-Credit Education Abroad

According to the 2018 Open Doors report of the Institute of International Education (IIE), 332,727 American students received academic credit for participation in study abroad programs in 2016/17. The report also states that another 36,975 students ‘participated in non-credit work, internships, volunteering, and research abroad’. This figure, which represents a significant increase over the previous…

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News and Trends Spotlight: Graduate Study Abroad

By Rebecca Neill | Aug 29, 2019 | Comments Off on News and Trends Spotlight: Graduate Study Abroad

Research on the numbers and experience of American students who take part in study abroad programs tends to be primarily concerned with the undergraduate student population. However, graduate students also participate in study abroad activities, as documented by the IIE’s Open Doors project. The most recent of these reports indicates that graduate students comprised 11.9%…

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News from Europe: Erasmus Goes Virtual

By Rebecca Neill | Aug 21, 2019 | Comments Off on News from Europe: Erasmus Goes Virtual

The Erasmus program began in 1987 with the intention of increasing mobility opportunities for students residing within the European Community (now European Union). The program title is actually an acronym for ‘European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students’. While student mobility remains a fundamental part of Erasmus, the program (renamed in 2014…

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