Twelve Higher Education Institutions Join ACE’s Landmark 20th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort
August 22, 2022

​Twelve colleges and universities will participate in the 2022-2024 ACE Internationalization Laboratory cohort as part of the Lab's milestone 20th anniversary cohort. The institutions, which span the United States and Ecuador, will receive customized guidance and insight to help them achieve their unique global engagement goals.

“I am so proud of the institutional transformation the Internationalization Lab has enabled over two decades," said Kara Godwin, director of internationalization at ACE. "The participants coming into the Lab this year truly embody a commitment to global cooperation and equitable internationalization, and I am excited to see all that our 20th cohort will accomplish."

This year's cohort includes three U.S. Hispanic serving institutions in addition to the delegation of four institutions from Ecuador. Participating institution types represent the breadth of higher education, ranging from community colleges to small private universities to large land-grant universities.

The members of the 20th cohort are:

  • ​California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Southern Methodist University (Texas)
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • Universidad del Azuay (Ecuador)
  • Denison University (Ohio)
  • Universidad Católica de Cuenca (Ecuador)
  • FLACSO Ecuador
  • Universidad Nacional del Chimborazo (Ecuador)
  • Kenyon College (Ohio)
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • Rockland Community College-SUNY
  • Washington State University

The official work of the cohort will kick off Sept. 8 with a hybrid opening meeting in Washington, DC and online. The cohort will convene as a whole twice more throughout the Lab journey, and participants will also connect regularly via frequent "Lab Chat" webinars that bring the cohort community together for conversations, networking, and shared learning opportunities to supplement their work.

Since 2003, more than 175 institutions have participated in the program. In addition, last year ACE launched its short-form Internationalization Lab 2.0 program, helping institutions which already completed the Internationalization Lab focus on evaluating the outcomes of their previous lab experience and revise or build upon their global engagement efforts.

You can learn more about the Internationalization Lab here.


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