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So far only a small fraction—about 300—of The Fulbrighters laughed and applauded, apthe 6,000 co-ops that Northeastern students go preciating that their host was a personification of on each year are international. The difficulty of how the U.S. system works. Born in Beirut, Lebasecuring visas and work permits means that non, Aoun was educated there, in Paris, and at some placements are unpaid internships or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where volunteer positions with charities. Aoun wants he earned a PhD in linguistics and philosophy. to double the number of students’ choosing inHe was a professor and dean at the University ternational co-ops and “give every student the of Southern California in Los Angeles before reopportunity to have an international experience.” turning to Boston in 2006 to become the seventh Aoun expressed delight that at Northeastern president of Northeastern University. he found a university with “a predisposition to Northeastern, a private research university embrace the world.” He quickly set in motion in the heart of Boston, is a recognized leader the drafting of a new strategic plan for “building in experiential or cooperative education. The William Hyndman, III, director of a global university” and preparing students to tradition started in 1909, a decade after the the office of International Study become “engaged citizens of the world.” university’s founding, when four engineering Programs students rode trolleys after class to part-time jobs around the city. Today thousands of Northeastern students dialogue of civilizations alternate semesters in the classroom with six-month stints in the Propels Education abroad working world. Those jobs, once confined to Boston, now take them Northeastern’s education abroad programs are burgeoning. Nearly from coast to coast and, increasingly, to London, Paris, Singapore, 1,700 students studied abroad for credit in 2009–10, a 240 percent and beyond. Aoun created a Presidential Global Scholars initiative increase from barely 700 in 2006–07, and the Office of Internawith a $1 million annual budget that awards students grants up to tional Study Programs under new Director William Hyndman III $6,000 to cover the added expense and, in some cases, lost income has expanded its staff. when they do co-ops abroad. Northeastern students typically earn Much of this growth is due to the rapid proliferation in recent $15,000 on co-ops in the United States—a far cry from the 10 cents years of Dialogue of Civilizations courses in which faculty lead coan hour those four engineering students made a century ago. Many horts of students to other countries for intensive courses over several do two or three co-ops before graduation. weeks in the summer. The Dialogue courses were pioneered by De-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - September/October 2011

International Educator - September/October 2011
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Building a Literate World
In Sync:  The Peace Corps and International Education
Expanding Cooperative Education Across the Globe
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement: A 360º View
Supplement: Making the Numbers Work
Supplement: International Recruitment and Enrollment Listings
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - In Brief
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Partnering
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Forum
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - In Focus
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Supplement: A 360º View
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Supplement: Making the Numbers Work
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Supplement: International Recruitment and Enrollment Listings
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