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Left and below: After experimenting with several
different partnership models, Stony Brook University
has narrowed its focus and targeted international
student recruitment to specific countries.

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that offers dual degrees between participating
SUNY institutions and Turkish partner institutions. At the time
the program was created, SUNY wanted to recruit more Turkish
students, and Turkish institutions were struggling to keep up with
domestic demand for higher education.
As of 2016-17, more than 2,200 Turkish students have graduated
from the dual-diploma program, and more than 300 Turkish students were on SUNY campuses during the 2016-17 academic year.
Turkish students spend half of their undergraduate education at
their home campus and half at a SUNY campus, earning a four-year
bachelor's degree and receiving both Turkish and SUNY diplomas.
According to Christian Speedling, global partnerships manager at SUNY's Office of Global Affairs, some Turkish students
remain at SUNY for the full academic year, while others come for
one semester, or one semester and summer, due to the unique
structure of each program.
While the larger partnership agreement was signed between
SUNY and YOK, individual programs are managed bilaterally
between academic departments at individual SUNY institutions
and their Turkish counterparts. Currently, 10 SUNY campuses
and four Turkish universities jointly manage 21 different degree
programs in 14 academic fields ranging from engineering to
fashion design.
Sally Crimmins, SUNY's associate vice chancellor for global
affairs, says that while the program was initially developed to
boost the number of Turkish student enrollments, it was also
intended to have a wider impact on SUNY campuses.
"It is really important for these relationships to be sort of multifaceted and multilayered," says Crimmins.
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Yoonmi Noh, assistant dean for global partnerships at Stony Brook, says that the 3+1+1
collaboration not only allows partner institutions
to attract students who are interested in studying
in the United States, but also enables Stony Brook
to build a recruitment pipeline for graduate programs.
With this pipeline in mind, Noh says Stony Brook
has become more strategic about the institutions with
which it partners. The 2+2 program initially brought more than
100 international students per year to the Stony Brook campus,
but the institution now receives around 60 students.
"We realized degree collaboration is a very good source of
student recruitment and we reached out to many universities. But
the problem was that we worked with too many universities that
had different rankings in the same country," Noh explains, adding
that Asia as a region is also very focused on rankings.
More recently, Noh has focused on partnering with institutions that have strong reputations in countries and regions where
Stony Brook would like to attract more students, such as Hong
Kong, Taiwan, and India.
University of Rochester's Gatewood agrees that building
dual-degree programs and other international partnerships can be
a strategy for enhancing institutional reputation and expanding an
institution's global recognition in specific disciplinary areas.
"If an institution is quite well known in one particular disciplinary area, our relationship with a partner institution [might]
start in that disciplinary area in the interest of building mobility
flows in other potentially related areas," she says.
The University of Arizona (UA) has taken a slightly different
approach to the 3+1+1 model, using technology to offer undergraduate students at partner institutions the opportunity to earn a
UA undergraduate certificate online.
Its certificate to master's programs (CMPs), first offered
through UA's civil engineering and engineering mechanics
department, are available to students at Soochow University
and Tongji University in China. Upon completion of their senior
year, students earn their undergraduate degree from their home

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institution and an undergraduate certificate from the
UA. Interested students can then opt to apply to a
UA master's program and apply the credits earned
through the CMP.
"In this way, the UA has created an accelerated
pathway to a UA master's program for international students at select partner institutions abroad," says Dale LaFleur,
senior director of international
partnerships at UA's Office of
Global Initiatives.

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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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