Handbook for Intercultural Competence

I recently had the opportunity to review The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence edited by Darla K. Deardorff. With 29 chapters, 542 pages, and 45 contributors, it isn't the kind of book you read once and pass along, and it isn't taken lightly either. It's the ultimate guide for fostering intercultural competence, the ability to communicate successfully with people from different cultures. More like a textbook, this significant piece of work thoroughly covers the most important reason for...
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Men vs. Women in International Education Leadership, Part I

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to hear a wonderful plenary speaker at the Forum on Education Abroad conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Linda Tarr-Whelan is a former Ambassador, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She speaks on a topic near and dear to my heart, the importance of women’s advancement to communities, companies, our country, and the world. For more information, I highly recommend her book Women Lead the Way: Your G...
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Book Review: Faculty Engagement in Internationalization

The Twenty-first Century University: Developing Faculty Engagement in Internationalization
Book Review, submitted by Wendy Williamson The Twenty-first Century University: Developing Faculty Engagement in Internationalization (Complicated Conversation: a Book Series of Curriculum Studies) by Dr. Lisa K. Childress is a must-read for those charged with internationalizing higher education. This groundbreaking title was just published in 2010. It covers the history of internationalization, provides a critical analysis of the literature (including rationales and plans), and explores th...
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Study Abroad Books for your Students

Looking for quality study abroad books for your students? Browse this collection, available from Amazon.com. A percentage of your purchase will help support this website. Please also leave comments with additional resources that you believe are helpful for those interested in study abroad. “Study Abroad 101by Wendy Williamson is a brilliantly conceived and expertly presented introduction providing specific, concise, informed and informative answers to 101 direct questions about s...
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