International Educator

Publication providing resources and information for teachers seeking international employment.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, May/June

2009 Campus Internationalization Award Winners
IN MARCH, announced this year's recipients of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. Boston University, Connecticut College, Pacific Lutheran University, Portland State University, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will...
A Unique Three-Way Partnership
A community college, four-year university, and foreign institution collaborate to offer a 2+2 business degree in SingaporeACCORDING TO THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION'S Open Doors 2008 report, the number of international students in the United...
Building 'Cosmopolitan Competence'
Large and powerful California, at the cutting edge of so many trends in American society and culture, needs to emphasize international awareness and knowledge to remain successful in an ever more interconnected world. International educators can be at...
Educating International Students about 'Race'
U.S. NEWSPAPERS FREQUENTLY REFER TO BARACK OBAMA as "the first black president" of the United States. But observers from overseas, including foreign students and scholars, may quickly note that Obama's mother was white. Why, they may wonder, is Obama...
Empowering the Poor
An interview with Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize LaureateMUHAMMAD YUNUS, the visionary founder of the Grameen Bank, leads a global network ed it ending poverty around the world. Recognized alongside the bank "for their efforts reate economic and social...
Higher Education Transformation in Pakistan: Political and Economic Instability
THE NEWS about Pakistan over the last few years has been dominated by reports of political turmoil, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, economic decline, and the Afghan War. What has been missed is the phenomenal transformation in higher education over...
International Students at Community Colleges
IF YOU THINK community colleges only serve home-grown students, think again. Today local communities are becoming more global as more people migrate across borders. Many new immigrants choose to pursue higher education. First stop? It's often the local...
New and Revised Publications from NAFSA
NAFSA has three titles that will be launched or re-launched at the NAFSA Conference in Los Angeles this May.1 ONAFSA's best selling booklet, U.S. Classroom Culture, has been fully revised and updated to reflect changes since it was originally published...
Overseas Internships Jumpstart Careers
Call them "study abroad squared"- international internships are drawing growing numbers of students seeking to shore up credentials while securing a more direct entry into other cultures.FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND SPANISH major Kathryn Fowler, interning...
Reshaping International Education
THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION has never been greater and the consequences of failing to mainstream it into our educational institutions never so serious. Many key U.S. programs supporting international education and exchange were conceived...
South Africa: Engendering a Powerful Sense of Hope
THE FERRY PULLED AWAY FROM THE WHARF at the up-scale Victoria and Alfred shopping mall in Cape Town, South Africa. A class of 16 American students I was co-teaching was bound for Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners spent...
Teaching Medicine without Borders
Medical schools are incorporating international experiences for future doctors.IT WAS ONLY THE SECOND WEEK of Meredith Dixon's clinical rotation at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon. She saw a four-year-old girl dying of AIDS for whom...
Teaching THE World
AS P-12 STUDENTS INCREASINGLY LEARN ABOUT the broader world around them through television, the Internet, travel, and interaction with schoolmates from other countries, institutions that educate their teachers are internationalizing their programs to...
Transatlantic Degree Programs
A recent study by the Institute of International Education (UE) and the Freie Universitat Berlin reveals that universities in the United States and the European Union (EU) increasingly are offering joint and double degree programs to their students....
U.S. Educators Visit Iraq to Prepare for Student Scholarship Initiative
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki recently announced an education initiative designed to pay for Iraqi students to study in the United States and other countries. As part of the Iraq Educational Initiative, 10,000 students (primarily undergraduates)...
Winning Formula IN INTERNATIONALIZATION Found in a Kansas Corner
IT WAS NO ACCIDENT that the nineteenth century founders of Pittsburg, Kansas, chose a name that called to mind the much bigger and grander Pittsburgh (with an "h") in Pennsylvania's coal mining precincts. Little Pittsburgh in the Sunflower States southeast...