Internationalization Resources

Resources designed to increase international business activity and global awareness within the realm of community colleges.

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Benchmark Study on International Business Education at Community Colleges

This study by Tomas Hult of Michigan State University and William Motz of Lansing Community College looks at the International Business Education Index (IBEX) score of 428 community colleges throughout the US to analyze how community colleges on the whole are doing in internationalizing their campuses. The IBEX is based on strategic commitment, program offerings, organizational infrastructure, funding, and investment in faculty.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Business Programs Abroad

Cultural Experiences Abroad's study abroad programs allow students to study business and economics internationally in Italy, France, the Czech Republic, China, and elsewhere. The site offers information on curriculum programs, internships, and business courses.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: February 3, 2014

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2012 Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses

Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses examines internationalization efforts at U.S. colleges and universities. As a collaboration between the Ford Foundation and the American Council on Education, it looks at undergraduate attitudes, the practices and policies in place to help internationalize, and the effect on graduating students. The report is available for download in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Barcelona Business School

Located in Barcelona, Spain, the Barcelona Business School offers international programs to obtain an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree along with executive level programs for working professionals. Summer school and study abroad programs in business and language are also offered. The site includes information on these various programs, as well as online applications, general university information, and news.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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CCID System for Comprehensive Internationalization

Community Colleges for International Development Inc. (CCID) has formulated a program with resources to help community colleges prepare the students for a global economy. The System for Comprehensive Internationalization (SCI) aids community and technical colleges around the globe in areas such as capacity building, knowledge sharing, benchmarking, and being awarded recognition.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE)

The American Council on Education's (ACE) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) analyzes international education issues and works with college campuses in internationalization of their studies. The website includes information on campus internationalization, global issues in higher education, and networking and collaboration.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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David L. Boren Scholarships

The David L. Boren Scholarship is a federal program funded by the National Security Education Program that focuses on critical language study abroad in underrepresented study abroad countries that are also critical to national security. The goal is to provide students with knowledge of global issues and have them contribute to U.S. national security. Award amounts given depend on length of study.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Expanding Education Abroad at U.S. Community Colleges

This white paper issue examines the major barriers to study abroad for community college students and the changes necessary to increase access to and participation in study abroad programs by community college students. Available for download in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Facilitating Connections to International Business: A Guide for Foreign Language Educators

Foreign language educators face the challenge of how to facilitate connections of foreign language education to international business. Patricia Ryan Paulsell and Cate Brubaker provide a guide to these educators showing best practices from five leading universities on international business education. The guide also provides the 'stakeholders' strategy to cater needs of the students and parents, the institutional decision makers, and the business community. Opens in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource

Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource by NAFSA is a detailed explanation of the funding options that are made available to American undergraduate students interested in studying abroad, including federal loans, grants, scholarships, and employment options. Links to various opportunities and resources for studying abroad are also provided.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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GlobalScholar: Online Learning for Study Abroad

GlobalScholar, developed by The Center for Global Education, contains information to help students prepare for their trip abroad. The site contains different courses to assist students in studying and traveling abroad. A free registration is required for full access to its services.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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GoAbroad

GoAbroad contains information on a variety of different international opportunities, including study abroad, internships abroad, language schools, teaching opportunities, and volunteer work. In addition to hosting information on these opportunities, the site also features information on scholarships, insurance, hostels, and other travel resources. The site is designed for high school students and older.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

IIEPassport provides information on scholarships, fellowships, grants and paid internships for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. Users can search by field of study or by region/country. Books and resources are also provided, and programs can be added or promoted.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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International & Intercultural Education

As a part of their Internationalization of the Curriculum Project, Maricopa Community Colleges developed the International & Intercultural Education website to showcase their efforts and strategies to internationalize their curriculum. The site includes information on student study abroad programs, opportunities and programs with the college faculty and curriculum, programs for international students, grants and scholarships, and various forms and resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

International Education Financial Aid is an international resource for scholarships, loans, and grants for American and international students who wish to study abroad. The International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) site also contains an international student blog, a message board for study abroad related issues, and additional resources and links. A free registration is required for access to all online services.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Internationalization of Higher Education: Towards A Conceptual Framework

Internationalization of Higher Education: Towards A Conceptual Framework discusses some of the rationales and approaches to internationalization in higher education. It also includes discussions on potential frameworks that could be used, as well as the meaning of the term "internationalization."

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Internationalizing Community Colleges: Barriers and Strategies

Internationalizing Community Colleges: Barriers and Strategies by Madeline F. Green, vice president of international initiatives at the American Council on Education, identifies what makes internationalization a basic component of a community college and what some of the barriers to internationalization are. This article is available in PDF format only.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Internationalizing the Curriculum: A Discussion of Challenges and First Steps Within Business Schools

Internationalizing the Curriculum: A Discussion of Challenges and First Steps Within Business School by Eric J. LeBlanc, director of Master of Management programs at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, discusses first steps that business schools may want to take when they are internationalizing their curriculum, barriers to the internationalization process, and the different external influences that push business programs towards internationalization. Available in PDF format only.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Measuring Internationalization at Community Colleges

The study Measuring Internationalization at Community Colleges was conducted by the American Council on Education and was funded by the Ford Foundation. The purpose of this report is to measure how community colleges are internationalizing their programs and what strategies are most common. The index the report uses is based on organization, investment, funding, academic offerings, and international students/opportunities.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarships

The American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) provides scholarships for undergraduate American students who are studying abroad in Japan. Students of all majors are welcome to apply, and Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applications are available for Spring and Fall semesters. AATJ awards either $2,500 or $4,000 depending on the length of the study abroad program.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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The Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education has many different resources for educators, students, and parents, on study abroad programs. For educators there are resources such as SAFETI Clearinghouse, for useful information about health and safety in study abroad programs, or PowerPoint’s and flyers to hand out and talk over with student groups. For potential students there is a question and answer section with questions answered by study abroad alumni. It also provides them with links to different programs all around the world.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2014

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