Comprehensive Internationalization

About

​​​​​​​​​​ACE is committed to helping universitiesand their graduatessucceed in the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Comprehensive internationalization, as defined by ACE, is a strategic, coordinated process that seeks to align and integrate policies, programs, and initiatives to position colleges and universities as more globally oriented and internationally connected.

ACE’s internationalization research and programs are underpinned by the ACE Model for Comprehensive Internationalization, which is composed of six interconnected target areas for institutional initiatives, policies, and programs.

Reports and Publications
U.S. Higher Education: A Brief Guide
U.S. Higher Education: A Brief Guide
This guide provides the most important information non-U.S. institutions need in order to pursue and develop successful partnerships with U.S. colleges and universities.
Connecting Classrooms Using Online Technology to Deliver Global Learning
Connecting Classrooms Using Online Technology to Deliver Global Learning
This installment of Internationalization in Action discusses the rationale, practical considerations, benefits, and challenges of initiating a new Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program.
Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees
Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees
This study on international joint and dual degrees is a direct follow-on to the 2011 Mapping Survey, which gathered basic information about the prevalence and characteristics of such programs offered by U.S. institutions.
Internationalizing the Tenure Code
Internationalizing the Tenure Code
This series of occasional papers explores key issues and themes surrounding the internationalization and global engagement of higher education. Papers include analysis, expert commentary, case examples, and recommendations for policy and practice.
Internationalizing the Co-curriculum, Part 1: Integrating International Students
Internationalizing the Co-curriculum, Part 1: Integrating International Students
Internationalization in Action features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from participants in CIGE programs and other experts in the field.
Internationalizing the Co-curriculum, Part 2: Global and Intercultural Education in the Co-curriculum
Internationalizing the Co-curriculum, Part 2: Global and Intercultural Education in the Co-curriculum
Internationalization in Action features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from participants in CIGE programs and other experts in the field.
Internationalizing the Co-curriculum, Part 3: Internationalization and Student Affairs
Internationalizing the Co-curriculum, Part 3: Internationalization and Student Affairs
Internationalization in Action features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from participants in CIGE programs and other experts in the field.
Engaging Faculty in Internationalization, Part One
Engaging Faculty in Internationalization, Part One
Internationalization in Action features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from participants in CIGE programs and other experts in the field.
The Internationalization Committee: Strategies for Success Downloadable PDF
The Internationalization Committee: Strategies for Success Downloadable PDF
This page contains a downloadable PDF of the first installment of Internationalization in Action, published in January 2013.This installment outlines steps for establishing and running a successful internationalization committee, which is a key driver ...
Internationalizing U.S. Higher Education: Current Policies, Future Directions
Internationalizing U.S. Higher Education: Current Policies, Future Directions
This series of occasional papers explores key issues and themes surrounding the internationalization and global engagement of higher education.
Strength through Global Leadership and Engagement: U.S. Higher Education in the 21st Century
Strength through Global Leadership and Engagement: U.S. Higher Education in the 21st Century
The ACE Board of Directors authorized President Molly Corbett Broad to appoint a Blue Ribbon Panel on Global Engagement to assess what ACE must do to support and enhance the global engagement of U.S. higher education institutions.
CIGE Insights: Leading the Globally Engaged Institution
CIGE Insights: Leading the Globally Engaged Institution
This series of occasional papers explores key issues and themes faced by higher education institutions around the world as they respond to an increasingly complex and interconnected global landscape. Papers include a variety of national and internation...
Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Engagement of Higher Education
Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Engagement of Higher Education
This series of occasional papers explores key issues and themes faced by higher education institutions around the world as they respond to an increasingly complex and interconnected global landscape.
Higher Ed Spotlight: Faculty Engagement in Internationalization
Higher Ed Spotlight: Faculty Engagement in Internationalization
This infographic provides data on the role of faculty in internationalization. As the drivers of teaching and research on campus, faculty play a critical role in higher education institutions’ efforts to internationalize. However, data from colleges an...
Higher Ed Spotlight: International Joint and Dual Degree Programs
Higher Ed Spotlight: International Joint and Dual Degree Programs
International joint and dual degrees are emerging as a strategy by which institutions can expand their international activities and deepen their engagement with partners abroad. Using data from a January 2014 ACE survey of U.S. institutions, this infog...
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 Internationalization Toolkit

Looking to jumpstart internationalization? No need to reinvent the wheel. Explore ACE's repository of resources for colleges and universities.

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 Model for Comprehensive Internationalization

ACE's model is a strategic, coordinated process that aligns and integrates policies, programs, and initiatives to position institutions as more globally oriented and internationally connected.

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 Internationalization in Action

Internationalization in Action features institutional strategies and good practices gathered from participants in ACE programs and other higher education experts engaged in internationalization. Each installment includes examples, sample documents, and advice from a variety of institutions. ​

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