These resources provide
strategies for internationalizing curricula, and institutional examples of
study abroad programs in various disciplines.
Where Faculty Live: Internationalizing the
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.
Iowa State 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.
Plan for Globalization in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture
Internationalizing Teacher Education:
Resources from NAFSA's 2009 Colloquium
The resources 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.
Through 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 citizens.
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 University
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
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
Study Abroad Engineering Programs
Links to consortia
offering study abroad programs for engineering students:
Structuring Study Abroad Business School Programs
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
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. 11
- Funding for Study Abroad Programs, p.
- Geographic Diversification of Study Abroad Programs, p. 27
- Integrative Study Abroad Programs, p. 8
- Types of Study Abroad
Programs, p. 5
- Curricular Integration of Study Abroad Programs, p.
the MSU Report (120kb )
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
the Report (500kb )
CIEE Report on Study Abroad
for Science and Engineering Students
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
Anderson, 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 ).