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UVM Internationalization

Internationalization is directly aligned with our mission statement, which calls on us to “create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct.” It is also a thread that runs through the goals in our strategic plan dealing with diversity, the student experience and scholarship.

What is internationalization

The Association of International Educators defines internationalization as:

...the conscious effort to integrate and infuse international, intercultural, and global dimensions into the ethos and outcomes of post secondary education. To be fully successful, it must involve active and responsible engagement of the academic community in global networks and partnerships (The Changing Landscape of Global Higher Education (PDF), NAFSA, Association of International Educators, 2010).

In a 2008 report submitted to former Provost John Hughes, the UVM Committee to Review International Education defined internationalization as, “the integration of international and intercultural dimensions into the teaching, research, and service functions of the University.” Internationalization is a combination of many actions that help us create a vibrant and pertinent intellectual community and that support all of our strategic goals. It includes scholarly exchanges and partnerships; research partnerships; study-abroad and student exchanges; creation of a diverse community and promotion of multicultural understanding; curriculum integration as well as international student enrollment.

Internationalization is directly aligned with our mission statement, which calls on us to “create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct.” It is also a thread that runs through the goals in our strategic plan dealing with diversity, the student experience and scholarship.

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