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MARELA FIACCO

SUNY Canton students at Whiteface Mountain with Russian students in a dual degree program.

there than Cork did to the Dutch school. To alleviate this
imbalance, HU came up with a creative solution, which
they wrote into the student exchange agreement. Each
year, 30 Cork students would come to the Netherlands for
a week to work on a collaborative assignment with Dutch
students, tuition free. There were also discounted fees for
accommodations and food.
"This involves a lot of organization and coordination,
but it is a good investment and beneficial for both sides,"
Simone Hackett, faculty coordinator for internationalization at HU, says. And it encourages Cork students to apply
for a study abroad at HU at a later date.
Now the partnership is more balanced, in part because
of the collaborative program that is still going on after
four years.
HU has four international bachelor's degree programs
that are taught in English: communications and media,
business and management studies, marketing management, and business for emerging markets. Each department
has 400 to 700 students, and all are required to do either an
internship or study abroad for a semester. Approximately
900 students go abroad each year. HU is continuing to look
for additional partners, especially in the United States.
According to Hackett, more and more Dutch students
want to go abroad, but the university needs to balance the
flow and fill the seats at home; otherwise there could be
financial implications. If Dutch students go abroad on a

student exchange and no students from partner universities replace them, Dutch universities are receiving funding
for students they are not teaching.
Another issue is the level of English proficiency from
overseas students. In some partnerships with Korean,
Chinese, and Spanish institutions, the level of English has
been low. HU has urged its partners to send only those
with English proficiency good enough to participate in
the academic courses. "They say 'yes, yes,' and figure once
they arrive, they will pick up the English, but that is not
happening," Hackett says. "In addition to struggling in
the academic classes, these students often feel isolated
and can't participate in activities because of the language
barrier." Approximately 40 to 50 come to HU from these
universities each semester, and a similar number travels
there from HU.
Hackett advises being strict from the beginning on
the required level of English needed for exchange students. Currently, the school is exploring the possibility of
providing English instruction for those in need through
individual departments or the international office.
To make partnerships work well, Hackett recommends
making sure schedules are in synch and lecturers are those
interested in international teaching. And once you make a
match, you must maintain it. "It is time consuming if you
do it properly, but to make it work you need to keep in
contact on a regular basis."
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Front Lines
In Brief
New Windows on the World
Green River Community College Attracts International Students at an Early Age
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Internationalization Leadership
Partnering
View From Out Here
Forum
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