Internationalization of higher education is one of the most important trends for the next decade and beyond, and the implications for student affairs and services are enormous. Supporting Students Globally in Higher Education examines what internationalization concretely means for higher education with a specific focus on student affairs and services.
In this wide-ranging text, higher education leaders from all parts of the globe contribute their expertise, presenting a variety of concepts in detail and with specificity, capturing nuance and country-specific flair, while also providing paradigm-changing examples. The book is divided into three parts that examine critical and emerging trends and issues in internationalization, including:
- Rapidly growing numbers of international students
- An increasingly diverse and mobile student population
- Expanding diversity of the campus at home
- Intensified cross-border cooperation in research and teaching
- More and different staff exchange programs
- Closer and more intensified cooperation of state actors
The book also explores the development of student affairs and services around the world and how services are actually delivered. Chapters address: global competencies for student affairs and services professionals; helping students develop intercultural competence; study abroad in student affairs preparation programs; supporting students in the pursuit of educational experiences abroad; variations in professional learning and educational pathways into the student affairs profession; and international employment in student affairs and services. An introduction to country-specific topics is also included.
Written for both new and seasoned student affairs professionals in the United States and abroad, Supporting Students Globally in Higher Education lays the groundwork for improving the lives of students. As globalization continues to flatten our world and internationalization efforts press forward, student affairs and services professionals are uniquely positioned to assist students with attaining high-quality, holistic higher education, which in turn leads to the improvement of global society overall.