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Internationalization Summit


The 5th Annual Internationalization Summit:

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


Online registration will open in early March 2018 

THURSDAY, 12 APRIL 2018 - Pre-Summit Workshops & events

The day is dedicated to providing Internationalization Summit participants with hands-on activities and workshops that approach various issues in internationalization and higher education. The day will end with a variety of optional events, including an evening lecture, a film screening, and a reception. As workshops and events are finalized, they will appear below. The complete Pre-Summit Workshop & Events schedule will be available in March 2018. 

Workshops & Events Schedule for 12 April 2018

Education Abroad and Disability Support Workshop, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, International House

Doors open at 8:30 am. The workshop is 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Light Breakfast will be provided.

This interactive session will be presented by MIUSA (Mobility International) and will feature learning topics such as:

  • Best Practices for advising students with disabilities
  • Best Practices for building institutional commitment for study abroad disability support
  • Best Practices for collaboration between Disability Services Programs (DSP) and Education Abroad (EA) offices.

This workshop is open to all education abroad and disability service professionals, students, and faculty interested in disability rights and study abroad.

#RaceMatters: Global Access and Equity in Higher Education, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Location TBD

"Governments use national legislative frameworks to foster equity and affordability in higher education, but few countries guarantee universal access”(GEM, 2017, p. 19). This session will explore issues about access and equity in higher education in relation to racial-equity, ethnic-minority and affirmative action global policies. Experts from Brazil, Cuba, The Netherlands and South Africa, will share their international perspectives on the larger policy discourse towards equity-affirming regulations within higher education. This session will benefit higher education institutions, faculty, staff, students and policy stakeholders who can comparatively learn from and develop best practices to promote access and equity initiatives for all students in higher education.

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Location TBD

With the rise in global learning and international education, the impetus for creating more inclusive learning environments have become an imperative for higher education institutions. This session targets students, faculty and staff withthe aim of sharing dialogic praxis from critical and inclusive pedagogies. The presenters will highlight and explore various areas of critical and inclusive pedagogies in a global and diverse context for face-to- face and online learning. Participants will receive practical learning tools and resources on how to enhance teaching and learning experiences in the classroom through a critical lens.

Friday, 13 April 2018 - Internationalization Summit & CultureFest 

8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Internationalization Summit
The Internationalization Summit is a full day of sessions surrounding pressing issues in Internationalization. The sessions tend to be interactive and audience participation is encouraged. Lunch is provided along with a lecture from the Summit's keynote speaker.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, CultureFest
After the Summit concludes, participants are encouraged to attend CultureFest, a yearly celebration of international culture on campus organized by DU's International Student Association and the Office of Internationalization. More information here

The complete schedule for both CultureFest and the Internationalization Summit will be available in March 2018. 


If you are interested in volunteering the day of the Summit, please reach out to