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CIGE Global Connections: U.K. Networking Intensive

Join CIGE in London!

December 11, 2017

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​Internationalization leaders at U.S. institutions are invited to participate in a program designed to facilitate professional networking and collaboration with counterparts in the U.K. Jointly developed by ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement and Universities UK International, the 4-day program will bring a select U.S. delegation to the U.K. to:

  • Attend a semi-annual conference of Pro-Vice Chancellors (PVC) for International Affairs from approximately 40 U.K. institutions, organized by Universities UK. Special sessions will be included that focus on shared challenges for higher education internationalization in the U.S. and U.K., key challenges international education leaders face in their jobs, and opportunities to expand and enhance U.K.-U.S. institutional partnership.
  • Explore the U.K. higher education system in a changing political context through meetings with experts, including Universities U.K. staff, government representatives, and campus leaders.
  • Spend a day on a U.K. campus to learn how international activities are managed, exchange good practices, and discuss possible collaborations. Participants will be assigned to a campus based on mutual interests, similarity in institution type, and/or potential for institutional partnership development.
  • Create an on-going community of practice by engaging with U.K. and U.S. colleagues and ACE staff before, during, and after the program. Virtual meetings will complement in-person activities. ACE staff will provide information, resources, and support, and will accompany the delegation throughout the program

Meetings and discussion topics will be customized based on the needs and interests of participants. The program is appropriate for internationalization leaders with and without previous U.K. experience.  It will benefit U.S. institutions with any level of existing U.K. engagement, as well as those seeking to establish U.K. partnerships for the first time.​​​​​​​

Full schedule now available (PDF) 454KB​​​​


 Program Leaders

  • Robin Helms 
    Director of the Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement at ACE​

  • Sean O'Connor

    Head of International Engagement (non-EU) at Universities UK International

  • Robin is director of ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement. She is responsible for designing and carrying out CIGE’s internationalization research agenda, and overseeing administration of the Internationalization Laboratory.

  • Sean is the Head of International Engagement at Universities UK International, with oversight of policy work across the Americas, Middle East and North Africa and Asia regions.


Please fill out the information document linked below. Once your application is received, an ACE staff member will reach out to you with more information. 



Contact Us About This Event

Program Details

Who: ​Internationalization leaders at U.S. colleges and universities 

Where: The U.K. (London and beyond)

When: December 11-14, 2017

Program fees: ACE Members: $1,799 / Non-ACE Member​​s: $2,199

Additional expenses: Airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, and some meals.  

Contact: Robin Matross Helms, 202-939-9408 or​​​​​




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