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Giving Students an International Perspective within the U.S. Classroom

Internationalizing education is often achieved by broadening the classroom curriculum and the campus environment to include cross-border and cross cultural perspectives. HCC faculty can support this type of internationalization with the support of several organizations.

The Inter-Association Network on Campus Internationalization

The Asian Studies Development Program


The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education


The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations

The American Council on Education

U.C. BERKELEY Online Resources for Internationalizing the Curriculum

Association of Public Land Grant Universities

NASBITE International 

The Inter-Association Network on Campus Internationalization (INCI) is a group of 12 organizations and higher education associations dedicated to campus internationalization and global learning.  Its Resources for Campus Internationalization, the common portal of the INIC, provides an overview of and access to each association’s information and resources in internationalization.  Designed for college and university presidents, provosts, academic deans, senior international officers, and interested faculty, the portal contains carefully selected links to resources for those leading Campus Internationalization. http://campusinternationalization.org/about/curriculum//

The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) was launched in 1991 to enhance teaching about Asia at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities at the undergraduate level. In recent years, ASDP has also included Asian faculty in selected programs.  Since its inception, more than 1,500 professors from the U.S. and Asia have participated in ASDP programs.  http://www.eastwestcenter.org/asdp 

LASPAU is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University that designs, develops, and implements academic and professional programs to benefit the Americas. http://www.laspau.harvard.edu/

The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education (MIIIE) is a self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest. MIIIE supports curriculum and professional development by organizing curriculum workshops, fall and spring conferences, overseas projects for faculty and students, and assistance with grant development. It also provides faculty mentoring and professional networking. http://www.miiie.org/

Globalization101.org is an Internet resource offered by the Levin Institute to promote a greater understanding of globalization. http://www.globalization101.org/

The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) focuses on today’s most important assignment – teaching our children about a world made increasingly interdependent by globalization. CTAUN provides educators worldwide with opportunities to learn about the work of the United Nations and how to integrate global awareness into learning and teaching at all levels.  http://www.ctaun.org/ 

The American Council on Education (ACE) recognizes that global perspectives are critical to solving contemporary problems, ensuring academic excellence, and preparing a world-class workforce. Through its Center for International Initiatives (CII), ACE offers programs and services that enhance internationalization on U.S. campuses and place U.S. higher education in a global context. In addition, ACE works with international partners on higher education issues that have a global impact. http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

U.C. BERKELEY Online Resources for Internationalizing the Curriculum is a web site that lists recommended content links for internationalizing curriculum, including links to resources for area and world studies. The site also provides links to international education resources at University of California, Berkeley. http://orias.berkeley.edu/internat.html

Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU), founded in 1887, is the nation’s oldest higher education association with an international community that works to promote stronger relationships and development projects between institutions worldwide. Its agenda includes Study Abroad, International Development and Agriculture programs. http://www.aplu.org/ 

NASBITE International is a professional organization for the global business community. Its members include global business educators and trainers at academic institutions; trade specialists at federal, state and local trade assistance organizations; and practitioners that engage in or facilitate global business activity. http://www.nasbite.org/