Publication Date

Spring 2012

Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Richard Rodman

Abstract

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore is an art college dedicated to the advancement and improvement of artists as well-rounded individuals. As an internationally recognized institute, the MICA mission statement advocates facilitating a “global perspective” for its community members. This program proposal is designed to uphold this mission statement and make MICA the national leader in internationalization at art schools.

This capstone proposes the Around the World Project at MICA, which is a year-round international activity structure that promotes campus-wide internationalization at MICA. This project is designed to streamline all internationally focused activities into one cohesive program, present intercultural activities for MICA community members, and offer support to departments with existing international events. This proposal is based on the feedback from evaluations of the International Education Week (IE Week) 2012 program at MICA. Suggested activities include language classes, study abroad panels, and programming as proposed by members of the MICA and Baltimore communities.

The activity structure proposed in the Around the World Project can be used as a model for internationally themed activities, especially at other art colleges. Key stakeholders are included in this model to increase grassroots support by faculty, staff, and students. The Around the World Project is designed to be used in conjunction with an existing institutional internationalization plan. The proposed activities will increase the visibility of international opportunities on campuses and inform stakeholders of the internationalization processes that affect policies. Ultimately, the cooperation of the two plans will result in truly globalized institutions.

Disciplines

Art Education | International and Comparative Education | Other Education

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