GGC named to internationalization laboratory initiative

Georgia Gwinnett College has been named to a cohort of colleges and universities led by the American Council on Education (ACE) that will collaborate to create more globally engaged curricula, opportunities and campuses for their students.

Georgia Gwinnett College has been named to a cohort of colleges and universities led by the American Council on Education (ACE) that will collaborate to create more globally engaged curricula, opportunities and campuses for their students.

Along with seven other institutions, GGC will work to increase global engagement on campus by forming leadership teams to work on strategic planning and student outcomes, attending community meetings in Washington, D.C., and participating in site visits, peer reviews and other activities.

“At GGC, we understand that to be a 21st century institution means embedding internationalization within our core mission, and creating a shared and compelling rationale for it. The ACE Internationalization Laboratory will be one strategic structure to help us realize this goal,” said Anthony Pinder, director of Internationalization at GGC. “Our participation will build on current successes and advance the college’s internationalization efforts.”

“We are very pleased to welcome a very qualified and energized cohort this year,” said Barbara Hill, project director and senior associate for internationalization at ACE. “Though they represent diverse geographic regions, institution types and sizes, the cohort will be able to share practical ideas and solutions that will ultimately enhance the student experience.”

The other selected institutions are: Fielding Graduate University, California; Montana State University, Montana; Monroe Community College, New York; Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico; University of Wisconsin River Falls, Wisconsin; University of Wyoming, Wyoming; and Webster University, Missouri.

ACE has hosted 59 schools in the Internationalization Laboratory since 2003. GGC is only the second Georgia institution selected to participate.

A team representing the ACE Internationalization Laboratory will make a site visit to GGC next week.

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