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of internationalization, policies and practices
in this arena should exemplify principled
decision-making.
To what extent are our international
partnerships truly mutually beneficial?
It is not unusual for partner institutions
to have different levels of resources and prestige. Inequality of capacity and resources
divide rich nations from developing ones,
and well-established and prestigious institutions from less well-known and resourced
ones. Although the partners may be unequal
in certain ways, a partnership can and should
provide mutual benefits. The challenge of
equally beneficial partnerships is twofold:
First, to be open to a wide choice of partners
so that cooperation is not limited to institutions that are comparable (or greater) in
wealth or prestige and thus provide prestige
by association; and second, to ensure that all
partners benefit equally, recognizing that the
benefits might look quite different for each
one. Achieving such parity can be especially

challenging when the richer nation or the
more established institution is the conduit for
resources that support the partnership. Thus,
it is important for each party in developing
partnerships to be explicit about intended
benefits and outcomes, and incumbent on
the more "powerful" partner to be vigilant
about ensuring a balanced picture.
To what extent do our international
engagements contribute to the economic, social, cultural, and educational
well-being of the partner institution, nation, and its communities, and adhere to
principles of quality, transparency, accountability, and equity?
International engagement and crossborder education can take many forms-
including partnerships, campuses and
programs abroad (face-to-face and virtual,
or some combination thereof ), mobility
of faculty and students, research cooperation, off-shore programs, and development
projects. As noted above, U.S. institutions

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to increasing the diversity and intellectual vibrancy of the campus. We like to think that
this reason is paramount, but the pressures
of prestige and income are powerful and
the dangers of their pursuit are well-known.
The use of recruiting agents is controversial,
and at the very least, they must be carefully
chosen and supervised. Cutting corners on
admissions standards-however students
are recruited-hurts students and the institution. Recruiting a majority of international
students from a single country makes social
integration into campus life problematic. And
too many institutions have ramped up their
goals without planning for the accompanying
investment in student services, language support, or programs to facilitate integration into
the local and campus community. Institutions
that recruit only full-paying international
students will have few international students
from developing countries or from less affluent families. In a word, because recruiting
and educating international students are the
most visible and talked-about manifestation

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Because recruiting and educating international students are the most visible and
talked-about manifestation of internationalization, policies and practices
in this arena should exemplify principled decision-making.

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International Educator - November/december 2013
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Core Values
Reawakening Higher Education in Iraq
University of South Florida: What's in a Name? The World
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement
When a Student Dies Abroad
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