8th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”, 5-8 July 2021, Athens, Greece
|1||Strategic Process of Higher Education Internationalization in a Virtual World|
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Intercultural Engagement Consultant, Langara College, Canada.
The pandemic has changed how we do things with the most notable change being a decrease in international mobility. How are we engaging with international partners in higher education? How are we preparing Global Citizens? What is happening to international students and are we seeing drastic decreases in student travel? What are we doing to support international students in our countries? Do institutions encourage their own students and faculty to engage in outbound mobility where they learn new skills or engage in work-integrated learning experiences, and are we able to do that in a virtual environment, using some form of COIL virtual exchange? We live in a “Global Village”, yet what are we doing in our local institutions to meet the intercultural learning needs of all students, staff, and the communities we serve? A sample of the numerous questions repeated by Educators worldwide acknowledging that we have an opportunity to help create intercultural communities in which there is understanding and respect for all cultures. Join this stream to present papers that demonstrate examples, issues, lessons, challenges, institutional collaborations, and / or ideas related to higher education internationalization, interculturalization, and/or virtual exchange.
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