IIE Networker - Spring 2011 - (Page 7)
A MESSAGE FROM ALLAN E. GOODMAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE
Diversifying Study Abroad
IN THIS ISSUE of IIENetworker, some of the
leading international education professionals guide us through a discussion on how best to diversify study abroad. We hope that these articles give you inspiration and practical assistance in breaking through the barriers and broadening the participation in study abroad at your institutions and in your programs. I encourage you to think more expansively about the concept of diversity, as Baruch College’s Jeff Peck does in his article. Conversations about diversity in study abroad should focus not only on expanding opportunities for students of underrepresented race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, but also on including students with disabilities and those from less traditional types of institutions, fields of study, and countries of origin, as well as those going to more diverse destinations.
University describes how her campus is working with minority faculty to reach minority students and persuade them to study abroad. This issue also includes views on expanding study abroad to nontraditional destinations and from nontraditional institutions. Sometimes it takes a bold vision: Carola McGiffert from the U.S. Department of State provides insight on President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, which seeks to dramatica lly increase the number of Americans studying abroad in China. And in our regular series of interviews with College Presidents, Miami Dade College’s Eduardo Padrón shares his vision for a global institution and the role of community colleges in educating students as global citizens. We are also pleased to showcase the winners of the IIE’s Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education,
In this issue of IIENetworker, some of the leading international education professionals guide us through a discussion on how best to diversify study abroad.
Dr. Lester Gerhardt, my Senior Advisor on Internationalizing Science & Technology Education, opens our special section on expanding study abroad in S&T fields by saying that “diversity of options and opportunities is the fundamental health food of global education programs, providing both sustenance and well being.” Kalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran focuses on ethnic diversity in study abroad and addresses the questions: “Why does this matter? Are we really serious about this issue? And finally, are we asking the right questions?” In her article, Nasha Lewis from Virginia Commonwealth as we do each spring. Please join me in congratulating this year’s winners: College of Wooster; Northeastern University; The Center for Transnational Legal Education; Houston Community College; and University of Nebraska Lincoln/University of Castilla-La Mancha; as well as those who received honorable mentions or special recognition. You can read about the winning initiatives on pages 14-19 and see the full list of campuses selected for recognition on the IIE website’s special section on internationalization. We would love to hear how your institutions have addressed the urgent challenge of ■ diversifying study abroad.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2011
IIE Networker - Spring 2011
A Message from Allan E. Goodman
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series
2011 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards: Innovation in International Education
100,000 Strong: Building Strategic Trust in U.S.-China Relations through Education
Experiencing Difference: The Meaning of Globalization at a Diverse Institution
Diversity in International Education: The Time Is Now
Diversity in Education Abroad: A Plan for Our Campuses
Best Practices for Diversifying Study Abroad on Your Campus
The Ethnorelative Engineer: Culturally Immersive Study Abroad Programs for Engineering Students
NanoJapan: Preparing Globally Savvy Researchers
Minority Faculty: The Key to Diversifying Study Abroad
Best Practices for When Diversity Is Commonplace
IIE Program Profile
IIE Networker - Spring 2011