Internationalization Resources

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

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2015 Nationwide Benchmark Study on International Business Education at Community Colleges

This study, conducted by MSU-CIBER, looks at the International Business Education Index (IBEX) score of community colleges throughout the U.S. 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 16, 2016

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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.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 14, 2016

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2016 Nationwide Benchmarking Report on International Business Education at Community Colleges

The 2016 Nationwide Benchmarking Report on International Business Education at Community Colleges uses an IBEX (International Business Education Index) score to provide benchmarks for community colleges. The IBEX score consists of five “pillars” that are important to strategically implement international business education programs and activities at community colleges. Comparisons to previous years are also available. For the first time, the benchmarking report also provides a look at international entrepreneurship education at community colleges across the nation. The study was conducted in cooperation with our partner organizations, Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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Business Programs Abroad

Cultural Experiences Abroad's (CEA) 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: September 13, 2016

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CCID System for Comprehensive Internationalization (SCI)

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. Opens in PDF.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE)

The American Council on Education's 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, CIGE's research and resources, and networking and collaboration.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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 16, 2016

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Diversity Abroad

Diversity Abroad is an online resource that connects students with various study abroad programs and international internships. The site contains an expansive database of programs abroad which can be searched by program type, subject, and destination. Additionally, the site provides a number of resources such as how to guides, destination guides, tips for living abroad, and information on financial aid and scholarships. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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 and participation in study abroad programs by community college students. Opens in PDF.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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 resources for studying abroad are also provided.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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Follow the Sun: Internationalizing the Community College Business Curriculum

This publication, assembled by MSU-CIBER, provides resources and techniques to internationalize community college business curriculum. The publication explores collaborations among the business departments of three community/technical colleges: RMIT in Melbourne, Australia; Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Dundalk Institute of Technology in Dundalk, Ireland. Throughout the publication, the collaboration between these schools and their real-world clients is detailed in terms of its challenges and successes, with the eventual goal of increasing the skill set of students so that they can be competitive in their future global business pursuits. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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 16, 2016

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Go Overseas

Go Overseas contains information regarding study abroad programs, teaching abroad, internships abroad, language schools, volunteer work, and gap year programs. The site offers specific information on a large collection of study abroad programs and allows users to search for them by country, subject, or term. In addition, the site lists its most popular study abroad programs as well as allows viewers to read reviews on existing programs and articles related to studying abroad.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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 16, 2016

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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 and programs can be added or promoted to the site.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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 16, 2016

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International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) is an international resource for scholarships, loans, and grants for American and international students who wish to study abroad. The IEFA site also contains an international student blog and a resources section which provides a number of useful links. A free registration is required for access to all online services.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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." Available in PDF. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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Internationalizing Community Colleges: Barriers and Strategies

Internationalizing Community Colleges: Barriers and Strategies by Madeline F. Green, former 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 only.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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 only.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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Reporting on Internationalization at Community Colleges: The President's Role in Driving Internationalization

The first in a series of reports looking at issues of internationalization and international business education in community colleges, this paper focuses on how presidents drive internationalization on community college campuses. This paper focuses on the internationalization at community colleges at a personal level, community level, institutional level, and also provides a three-pronged approach for implementation. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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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 16, 2016

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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, which provides useful information about health and safety in study abroad programs. In addition, the site offers resources that offer information on traveling, curriculum, and programs abroad.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2016

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