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.

NAFSA Research Symposium
November 17, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
NAFSA Research Symposium events serve the research community in the field of international education and related disciplines by providing researchers and scholars the opportunity to share their work in an academic and professional environment and participate in a critical discussion of the theories, methodologies, and practices being used in their research. As such, the Research Symposium is considered relevant to international education researchers at every stage of their career - graduate students, post-docs, faculty members and practitioners. Research Symposium events are held in the spring and fall, with the next event during IEW 2017 on November 17 at American University in Washington, DC.

 

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
April 7, 2017
NAFSA's second Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - provided 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. Developed from the symposium as a resource for scholars and practitioners, the NAFSA Research Symposium Series presents a compilation of original and innovative research in international education. 

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.