Research and Scholarship

All of our work in Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus is grounded current research and scholarship in the field of international education. We've collected information and resources on a wide range of topics, including research projects at the University of Minnesota and links to current research in the field.

Research at the University of Minnesota

Units around the University of Minnesota conduct a wide variety of research projects related to internationalizing the curriculum and campus, including many projects exploring and documenting the international student experience.

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Study of the Educational Impact of International Students in Campus Internationalization

Conducted as a partnership between the College of Education and Human Development, the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, and International Student and Scholar Services.

This research project sought to identify factors that influence the educational impact that international students have on the campuses of the University of Minnesota and to explore pedagogical practices that faculty members consider useful in promoting cross-national student interactions in the classroom.

The study occurred in two phases. The first phase consisted of a series of focus groups with both students and faculty across the University of Minnesota system. In these focus groups, participants reported on both what they learned from cross-national interactions as well as the institutional practices and strategies that cultivate opportunities for interaction. In the second phase, the researchers used in-depth case studies to further explore the teaching techniques and course design strategies that faculty and instructors employ to intentionally facilitate cross-national interactions.

*Please review the next section on data and resources to read a more in-depth summary of Phase 1 of the research study and to access a list data and research projects related to international undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota.

Data and Research Regarding International Undergraduate Students at UMN

View the nine University of Minnesota, Twin Cities-based data-collection and research projects related to international undergraduate students. We encourage you to explore these summaries to gain insights about the projects as well as connections to your own work.

Bibliography and Selected Resources

The ICC team maintains a curated bibliography of current research in Internationalizing Higher Education. The bibliography includes resources on a wide range of topics, including Education Abroad, Faculty Development, Non-U.S. Internationalization Strategies, and Internationalizing Academic Disciplines.

Curriculum Integration of Learning Abroad

A University-wide initiative to internationalize the undergraduate experience by integrating learning abroad into all degree programs on all five campuses.