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DEGREES
WITHOUT
BORDERS

German partner had more requirements for computer science. They ended up finding creative ways to capture the
knowledge they wanted students to possess. "The hardest
part was getting the individual curricula of the two schools
to line up and make sure students were getting the right
courses and credits for the degrees from both schools...
In the end we looked at packages of courses rather than
individual courses to cover the requirements," Laxer says.
Many of the longest-running programs have been
successful because they were built on pre-existing institutional relationships. As UNF's Learch puts it, "Date before
getting married! We have not been successful in all of our
graduate double-degree endeavors, and some of this can
be attributed to not having tested out the waters first. Faculty from Jacksonville and Cologne were well acquainted
before the GlobalMBA was conceived, and those strong
interpersonal relationships and institutional knowledge
were important in creating the program."
For programs in the United States, two particular challenges are reconciling general education requirements
with those of partner institutions, and finding U.S. students to participate in the program. A 2014 report by the

American Council on Education confirms this observation, noting that "because general education is, by and
large, an American concept...meeting the requirements
for the U.S. degree often entails fitting a lot of general
education courses into a tight program timeframe."4
The ACE report also noted that another challenge for
double-degree programs in the United States was a "heavy
skew toward enrollment of non-U.S. students" and a lack
of mobility of American students, reflected by the low
overall number of study abroad students.5
Both of these issues have come up at Appalachian
State. Program coordinator and professor Olga Zatepilina-Monacell says that they spent almost as much time
negotiating and reviewing syllabi with representatives of
general education at their own institution as they did with
their Mexican partner.
They have also noted the difficulty recruiting U.S.
students, which could pose greater long-term problems.
Jesse Lutabingwa, professor and associate vice chancellor
for international education and development, says that
because they have decided to use a full exchange model
where students at the Mexican partner pay their tuition

Study in Los Angeles
Part of the largest public university
system in the United States, California
State University, Northridge (CSUN)
has nearly 40,000 students from
various countries and is well-known
internationally for its Intensive
English, University Pathway, Semester
Abroad, and Academic Programs.
Intensive English Program (IEP):
* Year-round sessions, ranging from
three to 24 weeks in length
* TOEFL/IELTS preparation courses
* Free after-class tutoring and
cultural support services
On-campus housing and meal plans.
are available.
International Programs and Partnerships
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8405, USA

iep@csun.edu

sac@csun.edu

www.csun.edu/go/ipp

Semester at CSUN (SAC) Program:
* Academic advisement on course
selections and registration
* Full integration onto American
campus life/experience

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