MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY : DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS
Purpose-Built Partnerships for Global Citizenship: Cases from Three Large-Scale Programs
Amidst ever changing political landscapes, higher education partnerships can play a unique role in sustaining long-term, collaborative relationships among nations. This session will examine how such partnerships serve to stabilize scholarly ties and student networks over time and provide the foundation for global citizenship and mutual understanding. Three case studies will inform the conversation: the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Yale-NUS College, and the Schwarzman Scholars Program based at Tsinghua University. Each of these programs was uniquely built for the purpose of global education and preparing students to contribute to the international community. The programs share some common elements such as interdisciplinarity, experiential learning, and professional/career engagement, but also have unique features tied to their local contexts. Each program began as a bilateral arrangement and, as global perspectives bring value to each cohort, have evolved to include students from third countries and beyond. We will explore how building bridges among cross-regional students contributes to a greater capacity to cooperate among our next generations of civic leaders, educators, researchers, and citizens.
This session will examine three case studies side-by-side to understand the vision, purpose, and outcomes of each partnership program. From this session, participants will:
1. Learn key program components designed to foster mutual understanding and facilitate global leadership development among university students and examine commonalities and lessons learned from each unique program perspective
2. Explore how building bridges between cross-regional students contributes to a greater capacity to cooperate among the next generations of civic leaders through discussion of program outcomes and student/alumni reports
3. Consider the role of HEIs to innovate cross-regional programs that prepare an intentionally global cohort of students to interact and lead across borders in an increasingly integrated, rapidly changing world.
Ms Jessica Loh
Associate Director for Asia Outreach
Schwarzman Scholars Program
Jessica Loh is the Associate Director for Asia Outreach with the Schwarzman Scholars Program. Previously, she worked with the Institute of International Education where she oversaw outreach for global scholarships across Asia-Pacific. Equipped with an MA in International Education, Jessica has 12 years professional experience in Thailand, USA, and Japan.
Dr Amy Conger
Associate Vice Provost and Director of Global Engagement
University of Michigan
Amy Conger is the Associate Vice Provost, Director of Global Engagement and a lecturer in Education at the University of Michigan (U-M). She earned her Ph.D. in comparative higher education and public policy from the U-M and her M.A. and B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ms Lindsay Allen
Associate Director, International Programs
Lindsay Allen serves as the inaugural head of study abroad and exchange at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. She has worked in the field of international education for over ten years. She holds an MA in Translation, and is currently completing an MA in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute.