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Internationalization Summit 2018

The 5th Annual Internationalization Summit:

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

Friday, April 13, 2018 

Online registration is closed. If you missed the online registration, you may register on-site. There will be registration tables at AAC 290 during the Opening Session and in the Sie Complex during the day's sessions.  

 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. Registration for the Summit is now open. Please note that there is no registration fee to attend the Summit. 

 Campus Arrival Logistics

On Friday, April 13, The Internationalization Summit events will take place in three buildings. The opening session is in Anderson Academic Commons, the breakout sessions will be held in the Sie Complex, and the lunch and keynote will be held in the Driscoll Ballroom in the Driscoll Center. For more details on the schedule, download the full program here

For map of University of Denver's campus, click here

The University of Denver is accessible by public transportation and has a light rail stop on the north end of campus. In addition to an on Campus light rail train station the University of Denver has 2 main thoroughfares serviced by Bus. These lines include the East-West bound Route 21: Evans Avenue and the North-South bound Route 24: University Boulevard.

If you choose to drive to campus, the following hourly-pay lots are near the Internationalization Summit’s activities: Lot 301 (Evans Garage), Lot 302 (Driscoll Center) Lot 304 (Cherrington Hall/Mary Reed), and Lot 320 (Newman Center). For a map with parking lot locations, click here. Please note all parking spaces on the University of Denver campus require payment in some form and any vehicle not submitting payment is subject to parking citations and fines. In addition, all instructions for parking and traffic control devices and/or direction from parking officials must be followed or may result in the issuance of citation(s) and/or the towing of the motor vehicle at the owner's expense.

For Pre-Summit Events on April 12, there is free street parking at Observatory Park, which is 3 blocks from the International House in addition to the above- mentioned paid lots.


We are no longer accepting proposals for the Fifth Annual Internationalization Summit. Successful submissions will be notified no later than 3 weeks after the submission deadline. More details on submitting proposals here. Please direct other questions to:


Online registration is now closed. You may register onsite if you missed the online registration. There will be registration tables in front of AAC 290 during the Opening Session and in the Sie Complex throughout the day. Please note that there is no registration fee to attend the Summit.

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