As defined by ACE, comprehensive internationalization is "the process by which institutions foster global learning;" it is "the process of integrating an international, intercultural, or global dimension into the purpose, functions, or delivery of postsecondary education" (Knight). While comprehensive internationalization is the vehicle, creating a global learning environment that fosters awareness, engagement, and empathy is the goal. Global learning is “the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students acquire through a variety of experiences that enable them to understand world cultures and events; analyze global systems; appreciate cultural differences; and apply this knowledge and appreciation to their lives as citizens and workers” (ACE Laboratory).
- Articulated institutional commitment
- Administrative leadership, structure, and staffing
- Curriculum, co-curriculum, and learning outcomes
- Faculty policies and practices
- Student mobility
- Collaboration and partnerships
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