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Bankart says that his participation in the NAFSA's
Global Dialogue Fellowship Program has been an
eye-opening experience. "One of the things I've come to
understand and appreciate is that there is very little stability at the institutional level within Kenya," Bankart says.
"Leadership changes can have dramatic implications for
an institution, as infrastructure and opportunities often
relate to the decisions of a single individual and leadership shifts can be destructive to priorities previously set
and the groundwork undertaken. Their leadership culture
does not have the same level of transparency. In some
ways, however, the challenges are not that different from
KU, as our particular state's financial situation and legislative and gubernatorial changes represent real challenges
to our funding. Things that we thought to be sacrosanct
are being challenged and we have to think about what we
can invest in and what we can no longer afford. So many
of the struggles are similar."
Shitandi says Kisii, a university with 15,000 students
and 400 academic staff, has already engaged in several
partnership relationships. "Kisii University has ongoing

collaborations which are coordinated by the research office," says Shitandi. "We have signed Memorandum of
Agreements with the University of Minnesota in the USA,
Linkoping University in Sweden, and Helsinki Metropolitan University, all of which have been developed by the
group I head at Kisii University."
Shitandi says the two-year partnership with Bankart
through the Global Dialogue Fellowship Program has already proven to be fruitful from his perspective: "Charlie
shared a number of documents which have proved very
useful as I continue to develop a policy draft document
for Kisii University on internationalization and partnerships," Shitandi says.

Tapping the Upside of Brain Drain
The possible upside of the tremendous brain drain of
African intellectuals who are now academics and HEI
administrators elsewhere is that there are contacts in academia across the globe who can help facilitate the creation
of partnerships. In some cases, they are in a position of
power to make a difference. One is Stephen Appiah-Padi,

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Frontlines
In Brief
Insights
Collaborating with Africa
Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
Foreign Student Affairs
In Focus
Going Social
Advice from the Field
Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - In Focus
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Going Social
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Advice from the Field
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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