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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.


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.

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Frequently Asked Questions



"The Institute for Leading Internationalization (ILI) is part of the suite of ACE Leadership Programs that are designed to develop the next generation of campus executives. For those who are leading internationalization on their campuses, the ILI will provide the analytical tools and strategic perspective that are essential for working with the other members of their campus leadership team."

Molly Corbett Broad

President, ACE

“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

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June 10-12, 2018 

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