ERIC Number: ED294643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-26
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How a Small/Rural College May Start and Sustain an International Program.
The development of an international education program should be approached by a community college in the same way as any other program, with consideration of the program's impact on the college as a whole. First, the college should examine its reasons for wanting to start an international education program. These may include a desire to expand students' global understanding and their opportunities for international experiences; to provide professional development for the faculty and staff through travel opportunities; to meet expanding community needs for international skills in trade; to recruit students from other countries into low enrollment programs; and/or to increase the cultural diversity of the community. A community college may approach the development of its international program by adding international components to existing courses, adding new courses to current programs, arranging study tours and student/faculty exchanges, providing on-campus technical assistance training for foreign students, sending staff and faculty abroad to provide technical assistance, increasing foreign student enrollment, and/or offering international expertise to the business community. After establishing the objectives of its international program, the college can begin implementing the program by mobilizing the faculty and staff, involving the community, and seeking funding sources. (MDB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (68th, Las Vegas, NV, April 24-27, 1988).