Whalen: How institutions should fight for the value of international education

March 1, 2019

“We are at a watershed moment for international education,” writes Brian Whalen. “The ideals and purposes of crossing national borders for educational advancement are being challenged by a form of nationalism that increasingly is dominating the US and global political landscapes.” Whalen argues that institutes of higher education need to respond to this growing nationalism by reaffirming and collectively advocating for the value of international education. The author recommends a number of actions to assist in this effort, which include educating students as well as those outside the institution in the debates about nationalism and the value of international engagement, as well as better documenting and sharing the outcomes of international education. Inside Higher Ed (International)