Reimagining Comprehensive Internationalization

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

17:00-18:15 Helsinki (GMT + 2)
10:00-11:15 Washington, DC
7:00-8:15 San Francisco

Reimagining Comprehensive Internationalization

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As international mobility is interrupted by a global pandemic, it’s time to take stock and reimagine comprehensive internationalization on our campuses. In this session, we will discuss compelling arguments and strategies to internationalize our campuses “at home” and ways to develop stronger academic ties between academic institutions in the United States and across the globe. Developing plans to internationalize our campuses “at home” not only mitigates against the short-term loss of international mobility, but it makes global learning on our campuses more inclusive. By identifying and building a diverse team of key leaders and academics to champion and advance internationalization efforts, we can internationalize our campuses “at home” right now.

This webinar is part of the "Internationalization of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era" series jointly organized by the Department of State’s USA Study Abroad branch, the Fulbright Finland Foundation, and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). These activities support U.S. study abroad and are funded  by the U.S. Government through a Study Abroad Engagement Grant from USA Study Abroad within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.


16:55 Webinar Opens

Welcome and Introduction 

  • Terhi Mölsä, CEO, Fulbright Finland Foundation
  • Heidi Manley, Chief, USA Study Abroad, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Reimagining Comprehensive Internationalization

  • John K. Hudzik, Professor, Michigan State University - Speaker (presentation)
  • Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs, University of Minnesota - Speaker

Q&A and Discussion

  • Leasa Weimer, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives, Fulbright Finland Foundation – Moderator

Wrap-Up and Conclusion

18:15 Event Ends

See the webinar speaker bios.

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The organizers would also like to thank the Fulbright Commission in Portugal for their assistance.