International Educator - May/June 2012 - 108
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dawn Whitehead, director of curriculum internationalization, implemented videoconference links to global dialogue course classrooms in Mexico, russia, and elsewhere.
engage in Research, International, Service, and Experiential learning or RISE (the name Uday means rise in Hindi). Students who complete at least two of these activities get a special notation on their transcripts. The first to do all four was senior Cora Daniel, 22, a nursing major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who worked in a Kenyan orphanage, studied in Strasbourg, France, and was headed after graduation to Benin as a Peace Corps volunteer. Recognizing that not everyone can fit education abroad into their schedule, global dialogue courses allow students to talk over videoconference links with counterparts in classrooms in Mexico, Russia, and elsewhere. “We’ve had nursing classes, education classes, and others,” said Dawn
Whitehead, director of curriculum internationalization. Freshmen are targeted because “we want them to have this international perspective as early as possible.” IE
cHRISTOPHER cONNEll is a veteran Washington, d.c. education writer and author of nafsa’s annual Internationalizing the Campus reports.
uday Sukhatme, executive vice chancellor, created a challenge initiative that encourages all undergraduates to engage in research, international, service, and experiential learning.
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