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Office of Internationalization

Internationalization Summit

The 5th Annual Internationalization Summit:

"What's with a border? Inter/national engagement in a troubled world"

Friday, April 13, 2018 

We are now accepting session proposals. Click here for more information.

 Attending the Summit

All members of academic institutions and related academic community (faculty, staff, administrators, graduate, and undergraduate students) are encouraged to participate in the summit.

The Internationalization Summit is intended to be a forum for members of the academic community to engage in meaningful conversation, connect, share practices, and present emerging research relating to the internationalization of higher education. We invite you to submit presentation proposals as well as attend the summit once the registration is open.


We are now accepting proposals for the Fifth Annual Internationalization Summit. For priority consideration, session proposals must be submitted via the online submission form by March 1, 2018. After the deadline, we will accept proposals on a rolling basis. Successful submissions will be notified no later than 3 weeks after the submission deadline. Please direct questions to:


Online registration will open in early March 2018. We encourage you to check back at that time to sign up to attend the Summit. In the meantime, you can also check out the "Contact" section below to have your email address added to the Internationalization Summit email list to receive updates on the online registration.

Related Readings

Following Hans de Wit and Fiona Hunter's amendment of Jane Knight's work, we define internationalization as: "the intentional process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of post-secondary education, in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff, and to make a meaningful contribution to society" (Source:

Click here for an introductory reading on the broad concept of Internationalizing Higher Education in the U.S. through the lens of comprehensive internationalization as proposed by John Hudzik of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA, 2011).


If you are a representative of a regional university and you are interested in a more active partnership with us in planning the Summit, we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact the chair of the Internationalization Summit Steering Committee Casey Dinger, for more information. 

Also, if you would like to be added to the mailing list for the Internationalization Summit or if you have questions, please direct these communications to