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Internationalization in Action

December 30, 1899



As part of the efforts of the American Council on Education's (ACE) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) to provide guidance to institutions engaged in internationalization, Internationalization in Action features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from participants in CIGE programs and other experts in the field. Topics rotate regularly, and each installment includes examples, sample documents, and advice from a variety of institutions. We welcome your contributions!

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International Partnerships: A Four-Part Series

Part Four: From Strategy to Implementation - Launching and Managing Individual Partnerships (PDF) 1MB​

Written by: Chad Hoseth, Director, International Initiatives, Colorado State University
With contributions by: Lucia Brajkovic, Senior Research Specialist, ACE and Yingjia Zhang, Research Associate, ACE
Edited by Robin Matross Helms, Director for Internationalization and Global Engagement, ACE

With a signed partnership agreement as a starting point, this installment of Internationalization in Action – the fourth in a four-part series – explores how to launch a new international partnership, and ensure that it reaches its full potential.  The nine step process presented will help partnership managers establish a foundation for collaboration, navigate key decision points in the partnership lifecycle, and promote a robust relationship that adapts to changing needs and expectations.

Previous Installments

All previous installments of Internationalization in Action are listed and hyperlinked below.

International Partnerships

International higher education partnerships are increasing in number, and expanding in the goals they address and forms they take. This four-part series explores the nature and practice of international partnerships, and the institutional planning and support necessary for their success.



Internationalization in Action - Special Edition 

This special edition of Internationalization in Action features insights and examples from the ACE-SUNY COIL Center Internationalization Through Technology Awards.


Internationalizing the Co-curriculum

In tandem with the curriculum, the co-curriculum provides an array of opportunities to foster student global learning. This three-part series highlights internationally-focused programs, events, and services offered by student affairs professionals and other units on campus.


Internationalizing the Curriculum

For many institutions, student learning is – and should be – at the heart of internationalization. This four-part series explores how colleges and universities can bring a global dimension to all levels of the curriculum. 


Engaging Faculty in Internationalization

As the drivers of teaching and research on campus, faculty play a pivotal role in internationalization. This two-part series examines strategies for engaging faculty in the internationalization process, and includes examples of relevant policies, professional development programs, and other types of support.



The Internationalization Committee

This inaugural installment of Internationalization in Action outlines steps for establishing and running a successful internationalization committee, which is a key mechanism for advancing internationalization at many institutions.


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