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DEGREES
WITHOUT
BORDERS

polish his language skills: "English is a very important
language nowadays, so learning it deeper widened my
professional formation."
According to Trudeau and Salazar, double-degree
programs are attractive because they allow students the
opportunity to develop language skills, give them a chance
to live in a foreign country for an extended period of time,
and open up international employment opportunities.
For faculty and administrators, on the other hand,
collaborative degree programs can contribute to overall
campus internationalization strategies, increase student
and faculty mobility, and solidify existing relationships.
Many of these programs grow out of long histories of previous collaborations.
Nina Lemmens, director of the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD) office in New York, has been

involved in the establishment of many collaborativedegree programs between German institutions and their
international partners.
"Such programs are popular because once they are
set up, they give all parties a good sense of security: the
two involved universities have gone through an intense
procedure of administrative scrutiny and decisionmaking
and can be sure that everybody involved in the university is now positive about the commitment. The students
know exactly what they are buying into and don't have
to undergo the sometimes very difficult process of credit
acknowledgment on their own," she says.
Lemmens adds that joint programs also offer institutions other benefits: "Once the programs are set up, they
are also a very good marketing tool for the universities to
attract highly qualified and motivated students."

Shannon Trudeau on the Iztaccihuatl volcano next to Popocatepetl (the
more active volcano in the background) in central Mexico. She graduated
in May with bachelor's degrees from both Appalachian State University
and La Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico.

COURTESY OF SHANNON TRUDEAU

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Degrees Without Borders
The Right Prescription for Internationalization
InBrief
Global Spotlight
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
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