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Diversity is a buzz word in higher education, often characterized solely in ethnic or racial terms. Diversity, however, when properly understood, has a much wider scope; it can refer to cultural and linguistic diversity. Campuses can achieve greater diversity in the broadest sense by understanding how to internationalize higher education. This volume provides insights into how administrators, professors, and students can promote the internationalizing effort. Chapters are devoted to promoting the effort by explaining how to help students from other countries be successful in the U.S. classroom, how to provide opportunities for native students and professors to work and study overseas, how to develop exchange programs, and how to help non-native families adjust to U.s. culture. For those interested in how to internationalize higher education, this volume provides a wealth of practical advice.

This is the 117th issue of the Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Higher Education.


BRUCE W. SPECK is professor of English and vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Previously, he was associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of arts and sciences at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. His work has appeared in a variety of professional journals.

BETH H. CARMICAL is director of the Multi-Cultural Center and International Student Life at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and serves as the FOCUS editor for the North Carolina Association of International Educators.


EDITORS NOTES (Beth H. Carmical, Bruce W. Speck).

1. Defining International Education (Holly Moran Hansen).

2. Academic Success and the International Student: Researchand Recommendations (Charles F. Abel).

3. Preparing International Students for a Successful SocialExperience in Higher Education (Jan Guidry Lacina).

4. Running the Visa Gauntlet (Arthur J. Sementelli).

5. How International Students Can Benefit from a Web-BasedCollege Orientation (Christina Murphy, Lory Hawkes, Joe Law).

6. Why Americans Don t Study Foreign Languages and WhatWe Can Do About That (David L. Sigsbee).

7. Academic Background and Admissions to AmericanUniversities (Charles F. Abel, Arthur J. Sementelli).

8. What Kinds of Professional International Opportunities MayBe Secured for Faculty? (Samuel Fung, Joe Filippo).

9. How Valuable Are Student Exchange Programs? (Patience A. Sowa).

10. Family Adjustment to American Culture (Carolyn Davidson Abel).

11. Internationalizing the Campus: What Do You Need to Know? (Beth H. Carmical).