Commercialization of Study Abroad

You've probably heard a lot about internationalization, globalization, but have you heard about commercialiZATION? That's right, the commercialization of study abroad. We all know what it is, but we don't talk about it. As you can probably tell from the subject of this post, my hope is to open a discussion on how it impacts education. I started working in the field around the year 2000, after spending four years in the Peace Corps, Cameroon and Ecuador, and finishing my MA degree in Michi...
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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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