Middlebury Institute students Beth Magyar MAIEM ’20, Kathryn Murata MAIEM ’20, and Thi Nguyen MAIEM ’20 joined International Education Management professor Katherine Punteney to lead a workshop at the NAFSA Region 12 Conference in Pasadena, CA in November 2019.
Titled Internationalization: Understanding the Perspectives of Partners, the session introduced participants to the newly released findings of the International Association of Universities 5th Global Survey. Internationalization is the process of making higher education curriculum, research, and services more international in focus. This study reported on 907 universities in 126 countries, identifying the motivations, benefits, challenges, and approaches to internationalization in six world regions. Magyar, Murata, Nguyen, and Punteney led conference participants through a series of exercises and discussions focused on understanding the perspectives that organizations around the world might bring to international education partnerships. Session participants commented on how much they appreciated being exposed to this topic and to learning more about this timely publication from the International Association of Universities.
The Middlebury Institute's International Education Management degree program was well represented at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region 12 Conference in Pasadena, CA in November 2019.
Middlebury Institute alumnus Brian Peckrill MAIEM/MPA '16 is senior program manager at WorldChicago where he oversees all youth programs and business development for the nonprofit organization. He shares his experience in the international education management degree program and beyond.