Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Institute for Leading Internationalization

The Institute is designed to improve the effectiveness of anyone who has a critical role in advancing internationalization on their campus.


2018 Agenda and Faculty to be announced in February
> ​View the 2017 Agenda (PDF) 187 KB
Who Should Attend
The Institute is ideal for:
  • Those who have been formally designated as the leader for internationalization on their campus, typically known as the senior international officer.  
  • Those who are leading internationalization from within a single campus unit, such as a professional school.
  • Deans or associate deans who have internationalization in their portfolio of responsibilities.
For some institutions, a combination of these individuals may be appropriate, and teams are encouraged to apply.
The Program

Participants who complete the Institute will be able to:

  • Apply a comprehensive, versatile model of internationalization to the unique challenges and opportunities at their institution.
  • Work more effectively with their executive leadership by acquiring a more strategic approach to internationalization.
  • Raise the visibility and importance of internationalization by integrating it into their institution's mission and goals.
Faculty for the 2017 Institute Included:
  • Gilles Bousquet, Former Dean of International Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Senior Advisor to the UW-System President for International Economic Development
  • Fernando Delgado, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Brad Farnsworth, Vice President, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education
  • Barbara Hill, Senior Associate for Internationalization, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education
  • Cheryl Matherly, Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Lehigh University

Call for applications - February 2018

  • Registration includes all instruction, materials, breaks, and meals while the Institute is in session. It does not include hotel rooms, ground transportation, or airfare. Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate.

For more information, contact

Frequently Asked Questions




“One of the most important benefits of the Institute is the ability to anticipate and have a better understanding of how to approach challenges of internationalization in my institution in a strategic and sustainable way.  I also developed a network of mentors and SIOs from other institutions.
A unique and concrete aspect of this Institute is the ACE-guided project that each participant is required to undertake in the following year.  The project implements what you have learned at the Institute to address a challenge or develop an obtainable project or program in your institution. My project was to build a globalized alumni network at our university.”

Jill Blondin

Director, VCU Globe

Virginia Commonwealth University

2018 Institute for Leading Internationalization

​June 10-12, 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel 
Old Town Alexandria, VA 

We will be accepting applications in early February. Please email for more information.

Upcoming Events




Program Related Content

Who Can Participate