Overcoming obstacles to Internationalisation at Home: A plea to join forces

J. Beelen

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Abstract

Since the late nineties, there has throughout Europe been a growing focus on internationalisation of curricula. This may be seen as a reaction to the traditional and sustained focus on internationalisation abroad. It became clear that internationalisation abroad would always be a domain of a (small) minority of students. Therefore, if intercultural and international competences would be considered essential for all students, the curriculum would remain the only available tool to ensure that students would actually acquire these. This was the situation in 1999, when Bengt Nilsson coined the term 'Internationalisation at home' and it had remained fundamentally unchanged.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages4
JournalGjallerhorn
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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