These resources provide
strategies for internationalizing curricula, and institutional examples of
study abroad programs in various disciplines.
Where Faculty Live: Internationalizing
The American Council on Education
Internationalizing the Disciplines project provides examples of global learning
outcomes relevant to specific disciplines.
The overall project goal
promoted the internationalization of teaching and learning at U.S. institutions
through collaboration with four disciplinary associations:
- Association of American Geographers
- American Historical
- American Political Science Association
Action plans to enhance
internationalization of the disciplines are included along with the ACE essay,
Where Faculty Live: Internationalizing the Disciplines which outlines
how global learning outcomes can provide useful tools for faculty.
Internationalizing Agriculture Programs
University College of Agriculture drafted a Strategic Plan for global programs
to "improve learning, discovery, and engagement related to agriculture, natural
resources, communities, and food systems." The strategic planning process is
outlined, including goals, strategies, benchmarks, and funding needs.
for Globalization in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture
Teacher Education: Resources from NAFSA's 2009 Colloquium
below were compiled in conjunction with a special colloquium on
internationalizing teacher education that was held at NAFSA's 2009 Annual
Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, CA. With support from the Longview
Foundation and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities
(AASCU), NAFSA brought together faculty and administrators from colleges of
education and interested international educators for discussion of key issues,
opportunities, and strategies in the internationalization of teacher education
programs and to connect faculty and administrators from colleges of education
with the wider international education community.
internationalization of curriculums and programs in teacher education, colleges
of education can foster the formation of teachers with a global vision and
global understanding who can contribute to the education of tomorrow's global
Below you will find handouts from the colloquium and a
link to a video highlighting an internationalized public school. On the upper
right, you can find links to of Web resources focusing on the
internationalization of teacher education and to an article about the
internationalization of teacher education programs.
Globally Competent Teachers (91kb )
Carole Ames, dean, College of Education, Michigan State
Dean Ames addresses why internationalization of teacher
education is critical, and what fruitful paths lie ahead for revitalizing and
reshaping teacher education.
Change (275kb )
Paula Cordeiro, dean and professor, School of Leadership
and Education Sciences, University of San Diego
Dean Cordeiro's roundtable
discussion centers on strategies for helping faculty adapt to the new demands of
an internationalized program.
Revision (111kb )
Professor Reyes Quezada, School of Leadership and Education
Sciences, University of San Diego
Professor Quezada engages participants
in a discussion on what elements are needed to internationalize teacher
education curriculums and the tools available to help build new curricular
Does an Internationalized School Look Like? (315kb )
principal, John Stanford International School, Seattle, WA
Aramaki presents information on his school's truly intercultural programs, its
teachers' preparation, the use of technology to help internationalize, and the
To learn more about the goals, practices, people, and
achievements of the John Stanford International School, watch the video titled
Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World.
Community and Tech Resources to Internationalize Teacher Education (214kb
Merry M. Merryfield, professor, Social Studies and Global Education, The Ohio
State University Professor
Merryfield's roundtable focuses on resources
that already exist on campuses, in the community, and on the Internet that can
help teachers-in-training develop their global awareness.
Education Abroad into the Teacher Education Curriculum (203kb )
director, Educators Abroad Ltd., and Richard Gordon, professor, California State
University-Dominguez Hills Drs. Kissock and Gordon's roundtable addressed the
benefits of education abroad for preparing globally aware teachers and ways to
integrate these experiences into teacher education programs.
Related NAFSA Resources
Resources for Internationalizing Teacher Education
International Educator, May/June 2009, NAFSA:
Association of International Educators.
Study Abroad Engineering Programs
Links to consortia
offering study abroad programs for engineering students:
Structuring Study Abroad Business School
The Michigan State University gathered more
than sixty national and international faculty and administrators from business
and other disciplines to share their perspectives and brainstorm solutions to
issues surrounding study abroad for business programs. The roundtable
disseminated its findings in this summary report which contains a synopsis of
the issues and recommendations of the participants on the fourteen topics that
correspond to study abroad challenges:
- Anticipated Outcomes in
Study Abroad Programs, p. 10
- Recruiting Students for Study Abroad
Programs, p. 35
- Best Practices in Study Abroad, p. 40
- International Comparative Perspectives, p. 4
- Integration of Foreign
Language into Study Abroad, p. 18
- Faculty Involvement in Study Abroad
Programs, p. 31
- Internationalizing the Study Body Via Study Abroad, pp.
20 and 26
- Administrative Arrangements for Study Abroad Programs, p.
- Funding for Study Abroad Programs, p. 38
Diversification of Study Abroad Programs, p. 27
- Integrative Study Abroad
Programs, p. 8
- Types of Study Abroad Programs, p. 5
Integration of Study Abroad Programs, p. 14
the MSU Report (120kb )
Integration in Study Abroad
The Forum on Education
Abroad's analysis of their Baseline Survey of Curriculum Integration in
Education Abroad displays ways in which study abroad is integrated into college
and university curricula. This report also includes a discussion of successful
examples of curricular integration.
the Report (500kb )
CIEE Report on Study
Abroad for Science and Engineering Students
that science and engineering students are under-represented in study abroad
programs, the CIEE Science Study Abroad Working Group produced a report which:
- Identifies barriers to science and engineering students to study
- Proposes strategies to overcome these barriers
what would be required to make study abroad programming in science fit better
into the home curricula of science majors
- Identifies institutions where
conditions exist that would facilitate study abroad in the sciences and
- Identifies fields in science and engineering that are most
appropriate to study abroad
the Report (186kb )
Engineering, and Math (STEM) Students and Education Abroad
Dean of International Education at University of California, San Diego, dispels
the myth that STEM students cannot participate in education abroad and outlines
how UCSD has provided motivation, opportunities, and access for their STEM
students to go abroad.
the resource (68kb ).