Synopsis: Higher Education Internationalization
The number of students studying internationally topped more than 5.6 million in 2020. Yet, higher education internationalization encompasses much more than student mobility. It includes critical issues such as student and scholar mobility, creating new cultural awareness, and developing curriculum opportunities at home institutions. It also includes virtual exchanges and other collaborations furthered by new technology.
In late 2021, the Hollings Center hosted a virtual dialogue to explore how the approaches to internationalization have evolved in recent years, partly because of the pandemic, and partly due to the efforts to shake off the Western bias and elitism in higher education exchanges. To pick up where we left off at that dialogue, we are pleased to bring back two participants to discuss post-pandemic trends in higher education internationalization.
If you wish to know more about the subject, please see our recently-released dialogue snapshot, Global Trends in Higher Education Internationalization.
Hans de Wit is professor emeritus and distinguished fellow of the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. De Wit is a senior fellow of the International Association of Universities (IAU), and chair of the Board of Directors of World Education Services in New York/Toronto. He is a founding member and the past president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).
Elena Corbett is the Director of Education Abroad at AMIDEAST. Prior to that position she was Center Director at the Council on International Educational Exchange in Amman for almost 5 years. She has twenty-five years experience in specialized research, teaching, and publishing about the modern Middle East with an extensive second career of leadership experience in higher education administration for international non-profits operating and/or specializing in the MENA regions.