The Increasingly Comprehensive World of Academic Internationalization: The Essential Context
U.S. colleges and universities have historically understood "international education" as a handful of specialist disciplines, junior year abroad programs, and a few in-coming international students. The last two decades have witnessed, however, a growing movement to recast these international activities, thread them through all disciplines, add new initiatives, and embark on intentional, institution-wide approaches to what has become known as "internationalization." Learn why these changes occurred; the many, sometimes competing goals that now drive internationalization; the pros and cons of different approaches; and what is gained by viewing internationalization as a globally collaborative process. Explore how increasingly comprehensive, increasingly global understandings of internationalization can stimulate and shape innovative, effective strategies for curricular and other international transformations at your institution. This introductory workshop provides a foundation for ICCI 2013.