Heiskell Winner: La Trobe University

2013 Heiskell Award Special Recognition: Internationalizing the Professions

La Trobe University, Australia

Oral Health in Nepal

Photo Caption: Nepalese Dental Hygienists at Kantipur School of Dentistry

Nomination submitted by: Liz Stinson, Executive Director of La Trobe International

Program Overview: The Buddhi Bangara Project is a project that started in 2005. Since 2010 this project enables Australian Oral Health students to provide community education in Nepal about oral health and the link of oral health with systemic health. As part of the Oral Health Program at La Trobe University, students may participate in a two week placement in different regions in Nepal. They reside with the different communities they are working with. The activities of the project are focused on 3 regions in Nepal: Dhangadi (West Nepal), Pokhara and Kathmandu. The program is based on the philosophy “if you can’t afford prevention, how can you afford disease.”

Program Implementation

Read the nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives

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2014 Awards Presentation
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 14, 2014, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
Selection Panel Members 2013

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Arlene Jackson
Director of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)

Janice Thomas
Director, International Education Center, Brookdale Community College

Anne Waters
Associate Vice Provost for Global Programs, New York University

Brian Whalen
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad