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CIGE Publications Prior to 2013

December 30, 1899



ACE has a long history of producing research and reports to inform internationalization strategy and practice. Publications released prior to 2013 are listed below.  They are available for download, or for purchase through the ACE on-line store. ​ For CIGE publications and other resources since 2013, click here.



Best Sellers

Conducted every five years, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses assesses the current state of internationalization at American colleges and universities, analyzes progress and trends over time, and identifies future priorities. It is the only comprehensive source of data and analysis on internationalization in U.S. higher education, and includes two- and four-year, public and private, degree-granting institutions.​

2012 Mapping Report Cover 


(Survey conducted in 2011)
Full report (PDF) 3MB
Highlights summary 
(PDF) 709 KB
Data table (PDF) 313 KB

2008 Mapping Report Cover 


(Survey conducted in 2006)
Purchase Full Report
Survey highlights (PDF) 365 KB



(Survey conducted in 2001)
Purchase Full Report

Sector-specific reports:
Community colleges (PDF) 2.4 MB
Liberal Arts (PDF) 2.5 MB
Comprehensive (PDF) 2.6 MB
Research (PDF) 2.5 MB

A Handbook for Advancing Comprehensive Internationalization: What Institutions Can Do and What Students Should Learn (2006) 

This handbook provides real-world examples and documents to effectively educate students in the global age by integrating programmatic inputs with student learning outcomes.

The report outlines similarities and differences between internationalization and multicultural education as well as explaining potential strategies to bridge the gap between the two areas.

Derived from four years of engagement with chief academic officers (CAOs) from 50 different institutions on leading higher education internationalization, this publication presents ways to assess the institutional context for internationalization and to choose appropriate leadership strategies to effect positive change. 


Additional Publications

This publication describes the fundamentals of planning, developing, and implementing international partnerships. It stresses the institutional context for partnerships, outlining how to situate them in the overall institutional internationalization strategy and their importance in supporting core academic goals and programs. It also provides practical advice on implementing each step in the process.

This publication outlines the lessons learned from the experiences of U.S campus leaders who have established degree programs or campuses abroad. It also provides descriptions of 10 U.S. programs and branch campuses around the world.

This study demonstrates that college-bound high school students have a strong interest in study abroad and international learning. The findings suggest that U.S. colleges and universities need to encourage student participation as well as provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge and experiences in the wider world.

This report suggests using global learning outcomes to internationalize the academic disciplines. In addition to the benefits of students gaining the skills and knowledge that an internationalized curriculum provides, the faculty has an "intellectual home" within the disciplines, allowing disciplinary associations to lead the way in promoting internationalization.

This publication is a primer on making sense of comparative performance measures of postsecondary education. It explains the limitations of international comparisons, and describes the most frequently cited sources. Some of the more commonly cited indicators are also presented.

This report highlights two complementary approaches to internationalization of higher education by combining learner-centered pedagogy and assessment with an evaluation of the internationalization efforts of the institution.

Drawing on ACE’s earlier research on the internationalization of higher education, this publication focuses on student experiences and beliefs on international education at highly engaged campuses. The report also compares the differences between students at highly active institutions and students at less active institutions.

This series of reports examines internationalization of higher education by institutional sector (community colleges, liberal arts, comprehensive, and research). Each publication distinguishes "high activity" institutions and presents examples of successful internationalization strategies by sector type.

This paper provides a roadmap for undertaking curricular joint ventures—collaborations that allow innovative colleges and universities to gain economies of scale, reach new students, share investments and build on complementary strengths.

This publication is a practical how-to guide to internationalize college campuses for college and university faculty and administrators.

This paper explores an emerging type of strategic alliance—the curricular joint venture—that enables colleges and universities to partner with both similar and dissimilar organizations. The authors chart the unknown territory of curricular joint ventures, profile a variety of forms and raise questions that help campus leaders make informed choices.

This report discusses the need for international and foreign language expertise and citizen awareness in the United States as well as proposes specific strategies and national policies to meet these goals.

This guide explores how specific institutions have overcome the difficulty in obtaining credit recognition for international study and overseas internships.

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