Internationalization of College Education – the Role of New Technologies


  • Kathrin Ullrich Universidad Regiomontana


Cross- cultural, nursing, quantitative, attitude


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.

Author Biography

Kathrin Ullrich, Universidad Regiomontana

Kathrin Ullrich is the International Programs Coordinator at Universidad Regiomontana. With her German heritage and now living in Mexico for over 10 years, she not only knows the Mexican culture from the inside but has experienced the immersion into a new culture. Being in charge of both traditional mobility programs and internationalization at home strategies, she focuses on elements of daily education allowing the majority of students to see their professional field in an international context. She  brought life time videoconferences to Mexican classrooms, accompanying the Global Understanding course and Videoconference projects from the beginning at Universidad Regiomontana. She is convinced that Global Education using new technologies will support students’ personal and professional development, giving them not only communication skills, but training important components such as teamwork, leadership abilities or intercultural awareness.