Enhancing Language Learning Abroad

Language learning abroad
Studying abroad is clearly beneficial for students in many ways, but for many study abroad goers, the primary reason for studying abroad is to learn a foreign language. The study abroad environment offers many opportunities for students to enhance their foreign language proficiency that are simply not available at home. The following is a list of ways students can maximize the study abroad environment in order to get the most linguistic experience out of their time abroad: Keep a word/p...
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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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Internationalization (Something like Ratatouille): Internationalizing Campuses through Global-Minded Faculty

by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University Ratatouille is a traditional French dish made with stewed vegetables. It is usually a side dish, but can also be a meal of its own (accompanied by bread or rice). If you’re a ratatouille connoisseur, or maybe you just tried to find a recipe like I did (after watching the movie), then you know there’s no one way to make it. In fact, there are lots of recipes for the same dish, which all look and taste a little diffe...
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Internationalizing Higher Education: Capitalizing on Leadership, Citizenship, and Scholarship

by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University As I was going through my files over the weekend, I found this great paper I wrote about 10 years ago. It won the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Roberta Christie Research and Writing Award in the year 2000. Surprisingly, it’s still apropos, so I thought I’d share an updated version once again. Enjoy! The rise of affordable intercontinental transportation, international trade and investment opp...
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