Impact of ICC

Impact on the Field of International Education

Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Minnesota are working to internationalize student learning on all five campuses. From groundbreaking research to innovative programs, from culturally-sensitive pedagogy to truly interdisciplinary global thinking, their contributions make the University of Minnesota a leader in international education.

ITL book cover

The book Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical Collaborations across the Curriculum, edited by Rhiannon Williams and Amy Lee from the University of Minnesota, includes several chapters contributed by faculty and staff actively involved in Campus Internationalization at the University of Minnesota.

Download a list of publications by other faculty involved in Internationalizing Teaching and Learning.

Impact on Students

The ambitious goal of Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus is to provide global learning opportunities for all students. Learn more about how students are impacted by efforts to internationalize the curriculum and campus.

By the Numbers: Internationalizing Teaching and Learning: 53 faculty members, 36 distinct departments, 5 campuses, 7 courses, 5000 students impacted

“Global perspectives matter. [In this course I] learned about American privilege and was able to get a perspective of how the world is different in my own major that I have not had a chance to get before.”

— Student evaluation from an internationalized course

Digital story of Douglas Kennedy, recipient of the Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization


Impact on Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are transforming the student experience through internationalizing the curriculum and campus. The stories below are just a few examples of the inspiring work of dedicated faculty to internationalize their work.

Connect magazine cover

Internationalizing Teaching and Learning faculty Catherine Solheim and Linda Buturian, along with colleague Susan Andre, were featured in the College of Education and Human Development’s Connect magazine, discussing their work with communities along the Mekong and Mississippi rivers. Read the story here.

Faculty participant testimonials

Sean Walsh

Hilary Kowino

Insoon Han

“Once you do it (internationalize your teaching) and realize the impact it has on your students, you start asking yourself ‘Why don’t I do this with another class or with another assignment?’ I teach microbiology so I think of it (internationalizing courses) as viral.  It just spreads--you sort of get an ‘infection’ when you start this. You just become motivated and passionate and so I think it just slowly spreads [throughout your work].”  

— Professor Brian Dingmann, Crookston campus, talking about internationalizing his biology curriculum