Strategies for Course Internationalization

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"Strategies for Course Internationalization" (web page) offers practical suggestions to "internationalize" your courses, "[e]nsuring that courses and program activities include global perspectives."

"This tip sheet explains how instructors can design internationalized courses and offer[ing] examples of course internationalization strategies developed by Waterloo instructors from a variety of disciplines."

Topics covered include the following:

Engaging Cultural Variation in Courses

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Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variation in the Classroom (pdf) helps instructors

  • Understand the types of challenges international students face
  • Explore issues that may affect students in your courses
  • Consider strategies successfully employed by faculty at Carnegie Mellon University 

The 32-page pdf is divided into three sections and covers the following topics:

1. Background Issues

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