Greece: A Crucial Foundation for Study Abroad

  Without Greek studies there is no education. - Leo Tolstoy If you are looking for the essential primer for study abroad curriculum, you must begin at the beginning of Western civilization. Would you like to inspire your students, please your administrators and enjoy educational travel? Whatever your field of study you can trace its roots to the foundation of Western culture: ancient Greece. If you follow this subject as I do, you will encounter an infinite number of articles that...

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...

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...