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Internationalization Toolkit

December 30, 1899


​A repository of resources for campus internationalization

Looking to jumpstart internationalization? No need to reinvent the wheel.

CIGE has collected examples of policies, programs, surveys, and information from participants in the Internationalization Laboratory program and other institutions.​

Resources are organized according to the six aspects of the CIGE Model for Comprehensive Internationalization, and are provided as models for other colleges and universities as they pursue their internationalization goals.

Click on the links below to explore resources in each area.


Articulated Institutional Commitment & Administrative Structure

This section of the Toolkit includes institutional mission statements and strategic plans that emphasize internationalization as a priority, as well as examples of more specific internationalization plans. Information on forming internationalization committees and assessing internationalization is also available. 


Curriculum, Co-Curriculum and Learning Outcomes

Examples of general education requirements with a global component and foreign language requirements are provided in this section of the Toolkit, along with resources to support course-level curriculum internationalization, and the development of internationalized majors, minors, and special programs. Also included are tools for assessing student global learning, and examples of globally-focused co-curricular programs


Faculty Policies and Practices​

This section of the Toolkit includes internationalized tenure and promotion guidelines, as well as examples of programs that promote faculty mobility, including U.S. government programs. There are also examples of faculty-student international research initiatives, and award and grant programs to support faculty mobility and curriculum internationalization.  


Student Mobility

Examples of institution-sponsored education abroad programs are provided in this section of the Toolkit, along with major-specific study abroad guides.  An array of program examples and other resources for supporting international students are also included. 


Collaboration and Partnerships

This section of the Toolkit includes examples of partnership programs and sample agreements. Documents related to global engagement planning and policies are also included, as well as resources for tracking partnerships and agreements. 


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