In the Classroom and Beyond: How one International Program Transformed itself and Expanded High Impact Opportunities
Keywords:global, teacher education, Internet projects
This essay uses a case study approach in detailing programmatic changes recently made to the Lebanon Valley College (LVC) International Studies program. We believe our newly revised program (renamed Global Studies) is innovative given its integration with efforts to internationalize the campus and focus on high impact learning experiences, namely study abroad, collaborative undergraduate research, internship opportunities, community-engaged learning, and a global independent research experience. The program might serve as a model for other colleges and universities that value graduating world-ready students and internationalizing their campuses. The overall goal of this study is to highlight the inclusion of deeper learning experiences and stronger alignment with college-wide international goals.
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