2006 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Internationalizing the Campus

Georgia Institute of Technology

The International Plan

Nomination submitted by: Howard A. Rollins, Jr., Director, Office of International Education

Program Overview
In response to multiple obstacles to achieving global competence relevant to students’ majors, Georgia Institute of Technology created The International Plan, a comprehensive degree-long program integrated into students’ disciplinary studies. All six colleges and over fifty percent of majors are represented, with the five-year goal of ensuring that fifty percent of the student body has an international experience. International Plan students take required courses on the history and theory of international relations, global economics, and comparative studies of society and culture. To be recognized as International Plan graduates, students must demonstrate foreign language proficiency, participate in 26 weeks of immersive study abroad, and complete capstone academic projects that integrate international experience with knowledge of their disciplines.

Selection Panel Members 2006

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

Geoffrey Bannister
President, The Forum on Education Abroad

Esther Barazzone
President, Chatham College

Stephen Dunnett
Vice Provost for International Education, State University of New York at Buffalo

Ulrich Grothus
Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New York

Catharine Stimpson
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University