Global Partners in Education Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2013

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Internationalization of College Education – the Role of New Technologies

Kathrin Ullrich

Abstract


Each day the world is more connected and the population and companies think that international experience increases students' professional capacities in the areas of communication, flexibility, innovations and ambitions among others. It is the duty of institutions of higher education to ensure that graduates have received a complete training, including skills to cope with globalization. While only a small percentage of graduates actually have the opportunity to take part in an international program abroad during their studies, internationalization of the home campus offers many possibilities. Allowing and inviting professors to participate in global education, universities must think of implementing a comprehensive strategy to modernize teaching methods and train global citizens.


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