Publication Date

Summer 8-17-2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Alla Korzh

Second Advisor

Bill Hoffa

Abstract

Over the last few decades, internationalization has become an important topic in higher education. More institutions are incorporating global learning into their mission and vision plans and increasing internationalization initiatives at their respective institutions. This capstone focuses on the internationalization efforts of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), a large four-year public university in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The capstone analyzes internationalization at UNI using the American Council on Education’s (2012) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement Model for Comprehensive Internationalization. This capstone highlights existing strengths and weakness of internationalization at the University of Northern Iowa and sheds light on the challenges of comprehensive internationalization without an internationalization plan in place and proposes recommendations for internationalization improvement at the University of Northern Iowa.

Disciplines

International and Comparative Education

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