Global Learning in General Education


Working Together to Internationalize Higher Education

As part of NAFSA’s comprehensive internationalization efforts, this page will provide information and resources for deans, faculty members, senior international officers, and program directors working to internationalize their curriculum.

Upcoming Events

Architecture for Global Learning
Architecture for Global Learning is an online professional enrichment series developed by NAFSA to help faculty, scholars, and administrators strengthen their understanding of global learning goals into concrete curricular and co-curricular experiences that are flexible, rigorous, and relevant to students.

Series II will consist of six, 60-minute e-Seminars delivered throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Series II will include presentations and discussions with noted scholars, researchers, and practitioners focusing on responding to nationalism and xenophobia, the STEAM'D disciplines, foreign language teaching, assessment, and more.

Recent Events

Global Learning Colloquium on Assessment: Best Practices and Strategies for Assessing Global Learning
May 31, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA
How do we encourage transformational global learning in our students? How can global learning goals be better aligned with the student learning goals in programs and across campus? At this event, participants discussed why and how to engage in the assessment of global learning, strategies for identifying appropriate student learning outcomes, and assessment techniques to help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to engage with a world that is more interconnected. View the agenda and materials.

NAFSA Research Symposium
November 14, 2016
NAFSA's inaugural Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - will provide researchers and scholars in the field of international education and related disciplines the opportunity to share their work in an academic and professional environment, as well as participate in a critical discussion of the theories, methodologies, and practices being used in their research.

2016 Global Learning Colloquium on General Education: Assessment and Curricular Design Strategies for Global Learning Across the Disciplines
June 3, 2016 | Denver, CO
Nearly every college or university makes promises that all of its graduates will be prepared to thrive in a complex, interconnected world. To make good on this promise, curricular leaders are reimagining general education program designs that give all students opportunities to develop and practice the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to become global learners. Educators and administrators will work with expert facilitators and in small groups to discuss how to incorporate global learning into general education programming.

NAFSA Resources

Explore the following NAFSA resources on global learning in general education.