Global Engagement Solutions for Higher Education

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Global education leaders all agree that international student travel is back in full force and already exceeding pre-pandemic levels. As increased numbers of U.S. students prepare to study abroad, and more international students apply to study here in the U.S., we are excited to facilitate a series of enlightening conversations in our new podcast series.
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EPISODE 13   |  SIO Perspectives: The Missing Link to Global Engagement Growth with Grant Chapman Hosted by Steve MacDonald
In this episode, Grant Chapman, Senior International Officer at Kansas State University, discusses the importance of creating a digital database to track and measure the university’s global engagement initiatives.
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EPISODE 12   |  Elevating University Profiles: ‚Ä®Strategies for IE Success with Meredith McQuaid. Hosted by Steve MacDonald
In this episode, Meredith McQuaid, former SIO of the University of Minnesota, discusses how to raise a university's profile through international education.
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EPISODE 11   |  International Education: A Foundational Pillar for Universities with Charlie Bankart. Hosted by Steve MacDonald
In this episode, Charlie Bankart, the Senior Internationalization Officer for the University of Kansas, discusses the institution’s commitment to comprehensive internationalization.
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EPISODE 10   |  SIO Essentials: A Strong Digital Infrastructure for International Education with Paul Hofmann. Hosted by Steve MacDonald
In this episode, Paul Hofmann, a 4x SIO currently at the University of Louisville, talks about the importance of international education to the overall health and vitality of universities. They discuss the impact of international education on the enrollment cliff, diversity, and global engagement.
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EPISODE 9   |  Tackle the Enrollment Cliff with 60% Study Abroad Participation with Alison Nagy. Hosted by Steve MacDonald
Alison Nagy shares her insights on how to make international education a top priority for universities. With over 18 years of experience, Nagy discusses the importance of offering a wide range of study abroad programs that align with students’ majors, making it affordable and accessible for all.
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EPISODE 8   |  Best Practices for Funding and Growing Global Engagement with Jill Blondin, Ph.D. Hosted by Steve MacDonald
Jill Blondin, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost and “SIO of the Year,” underscores the significance of global engagement in higher education. She advocates for institutions prioritizing global involvement, citing student, faculty, and staff advantages.
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EPISODE 7   |  Strategic Budgeting: Championing the Importance of International Education with Paulo Zagalo-Melo.
Hosted by Steve MacDonald
Paulo discusses the importance of internationalization in higher education as the most critical growth opportunity to address declining enrollments. He highlights the financial and economic value of international student…
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EPISODE 6   |  Academic Approaches to Advance Internationalization with Joe DeCrosta. Hosted by Ron Carson
We often hear putting ourselves in someone else's shoes is the tried-and-true way to understand what they are going through. But learning to look at the world that way and approaching people in that manner takes time and…
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EPISODE 5   |  Inclusive Teaching for International Students with Jean Choy. Hosted by Ron Carson
Moving to another country for education comes with many challenges, including language and cultural barriers. But, even when one is fluent in English, as in this case, our guest Jean Choy says that the cultural shock…
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EPISODE 4   |  Successfully Create and Share Your Global Story with Jeff Riedinger, Vice Provost, Global Affairs at UW. Hosted by David Sanderson
Global branding refers to the management of a brand in different regions of the world to increase its strength and recognition in the markets where it operates. And if you successfully market your global story and create an…
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EPISODE 3   |  International Education and Challenges of Perception with Jim Ketterer. Hosted by Chike Lawrence-Mitchell
Studying and working abroad adds a unique layer to one's life experience and allows one to broaden their perspectives, learn new languages, and familiarize themselves with other cultures. But not everyone has the same opportunity…
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EPISODE 2   |  How to Develop a Global Engagement Program and Create a Better Future for Everyone with Ilgu Ozler. Hosted by Chike Lawrence-Mitchell
Global engagement programs are about big-picture thinking, and they help students prepare for global impact and engagement. But how do you develop a global engagement program in your school?
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EPISODE 1   |  Fostering a Culture of Belonging in International Higher Education with Nick Gozik. Hosted by Travis Ulrich
Being part of the education system has always been prestigious and is a confirmation of one’s excellence. But, as with every business, universities must look outside the box to find the best candidates.
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