No longer is study abroad a one-and-done experience for domestic students. And attending a U.S. school isn’t just a one-way opportunity for international students to soak up American culture. Over the last two decades, colleges and universities have made internationalization at home a strategic goal as they set their sights on bolstering their institutions’ international competitiveness and providing every student with the cultural competencies they need to succeed in a global workforce.
Internationalization, as NAFSA: Association of International Educators, defines it, is the “conscious effort to integrate and infuse international, intercultural and global dimensions into the ethos and outcomes of postsecondary education.”
“To be fully successful,” the association states, “it must involve active and responsible engagement of the academic community in global networks and partnerships.”
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