Internationalization, the Curriculum and the Disciplines

  • Hans de Wit
  • Betty Leask
Keywords: Internationalization, curriculum, disciplines


Institutions of higher education, national governments and (inter)national organizations have become more proactive, comprehensive, diverse, and innovative in their approaches to internationalization. Critical reflection on their outcomes, and in particular their impact on student learning, has resulted in a search for approaches to internationalization that have deeper meaning and greater impact. However, it is only relatively recently that questions related to the relationship between the internationalization of higher education, the curriculum and the disciplines have been explored in depth. Some of these questions are discussed, such as the relationship between ‘at home’ and ‘abroad’, the role of mobility, the role of contexts and the definition of internationalization of the curriculum.

Author Biographies

Hans de Wit

Hans de Wit is Director of the Center for International Higher Educa- tion (CIHE) at Boston College. 

Betty Leask

Betty Leask is Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning, La Trobe University, Mel- bourne, Australia. 

How to Cite
de Wit, H., & Leask, B. (2015). Internationalization, the Curriculum and the Disciplines. International Higher Education, (83), 10-12.
Internationalization of the Curriculum

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