MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY : DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS
International Internships, Employability, AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
Internships, both domestic and international, are most often linked with learning outcomes that emphasize employability. Diversity, intercultural awareness, and global citizenship are often thought to be inherent in the experience and generally understood by the participant. However, this is not always the case. This session will attempt to start a robust discussion around how to develop internship programs that intentionally integrate BOTH employability outcomes as well as intercultural awareness outcomes so that a global citizen truly emerges from the experience.
• a framework describing 4 Models of internship program design that can be implemented by any university in any city worldwide • a continuum model describing different types of experiential learning opportunities that universities can use to integrate into coursework • attaching learning models to internship programs that help the student to better understand their role as global citizen and to develop a deeper awareness of intercultural learning and how to apply it.
Mr Chris McKenzie
Director, Program and Partnership Development
The Academic Internship Council
Chris has held leadership roles within three University systems, most recently Michigan State University, focused on marketing and strategic program development for the recruitment and admissions of international students. Currently, Chris works with The Academic Internship Council and partners with Universities worldwide to collaboratively design and implement experiential learning programs.