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COURTESY AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE

The Summit
curriculum was
"designed for
today's woman,"
says Nazanin Tork,
Agnes Scott's
associate director
of admissions.

As is the case with domestic students, it is becoming increasingly important for schools to differentiate.
Agnes Scott College, which as a women's college already
has a niche, developed a signature curriculum called
"Summit" as a differentiator. Now in its fourth cohort
of students, Summit includes an emphasis on global
perspectives and leadership development.
"It wasn't designed for any one subtype, it was designed
for today's women," says Nazanin Tork, associate director
of admissions. However, when discussing the program
with prospective international students, Tork and staffers
focus on leadership opportunities such as internships and
the opportunity to study abroad in a third country.
"Leadership development is important to them, so
we do a good job of documenting what international
students are doing in terms of internships," she says.

Consider Alternatives
For some institutions facing declining international
enrollments, it may be time to rethink the focus and redefine what internationalization means on their campus.
"Some are going to have to have a really honest
assessment [as] to what extent they can expect to internationalize via international student enrollment-they
may find that's not a sweet spot for them," says West
at UC Berkeley. However, that doesn't mean that these
campuses should abandon internationalization.
"We tend to forget why we have international
students on our campuses," says UD's Ammigan.
"Originally it was to attract students and support diversity and add a set of values for students who don't have
the option to travel."

To that end, institutions could refocus efforts to
develop global curricula, education abroad programs,
and customized short-term programs that give students
from international institutions the opportunity to study
and participate in U.S. internships that play off regional
strengths. For example, UC Berkeley Extension has partnered with an Australian university to create a custom
short-term program focused on entrepreneurship and
innovation, building on its location in the Bay Area.
Above all, it is important to think through the strategies that work for a specific institution.
"Rarely is one solution going to solve an institution's
problems," says UC Denver's Kacenga. "We have to be
smarter about understanding the students who are coming to us and the places they're coming from to make sure
the streams continue to be productive for us." n
MARK TONER is an education writer based in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - July/August 2018

From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Brazil
Quick Questions
Feature: A Shock to the System
Feature: Something Old, Something New
Feature: Building on Strengths
Feature: Weathering the Storm
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - Cover2
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF1
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF2
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF3
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - From the Desk of
International Educator - July/August 2018 - In Brief
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - Global Spotlight: Brazil
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Quick Questions
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - Feature: A Shock to the System
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - International Education Leadership
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