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The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education

The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education

Edited by:
  • Darla K. Deardorff - Duke University, USA, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
  • Hans de Wit - Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences, Universiteit Van Amsterdam, Netherlands, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
  • John D. Heyl - CEA Global Education, Tempe, Arizona, USA, EHESS-CNRS, Paris
  • Tony Adams - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

August 2012 | 552 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
International Education as we have known it has evolved from a fragmented approach on study abroad and international students into a strategic and comprehensive internationalization concept that affects all aspects of higher education. The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education serves as a guide to internationalization of higher education and offers new strategies for its further development and expansion in the years to come. With a decidedly global approach, this groundbreaking volume brings together leading experts from around the world to illustrate the increasing importance of internationalization. It also encompasses the diversity and breadth of internationalization of higher education in all its thematic facets and regional impacts.

The handbook comprises five sections, covering key areas: internationalization of higher education in a conceptual and historic context; different thematic approaches to internationalization; internationalization of the curriculum, teaching and learning process, and intercultural competencies; the abroad dimension of internationalization and the mobility of students, scholars, institutions, and projects; and a concluding section on regional trends in international education and direction for the future of internationalization in the 21st century.

A. Contextual, Conceptual, and Historical Frameworks
Laura Rumbley, Philip Altbach and Liz Reisberg
1. Internationalization Within the Higher Education Context
Jane Knight
2. Concepts, Rationales, and Interpretive Frameworks In the Internationalization of Higher Education
Hans de Wit & Gil Merkx
3. The History of Internationalization of Higher Education
John Hudzik and Michael Stohl
4. Comprehensive and Strategic Internationalization of U.S. Higher Education
Jeroen Huisman, Clifford Adelman, Chuo-Chun Hsieh, Farshid Shams & Stephen Wilkins
5. Europe's Bologna Process and Its Impact On Global Higher Education
Hans de Wit and David Urias
6. An Overview and Analysis of International Education Research, Training, and Resources
B. Strategic Dimensions in International Higher Education
John D. Heyl and Joseph Tullbane
7. Leadership in International Higher Education
Riall Nolan and Fiona Hunter
8. Institutional Strategies and International Programs: Learning From Experiences of Change
Susan Buck Sutton, Everett Egginton and Raul Favella
9. Collaborating on The Future: Strategic Partnerships and Linkages
Darla Deardorff and Adinda van Gaalen
10. Outcomes Assessment in The Internationalization of Higher Education
Martin Tillman
11. Employer Perspective on International Education
Simon Marginson
12. International Student Security
Gary Rhodes & Roger Ludeman
13. Legal, Health, and Safety Issues: Crisis Management in International Higher Education
C. Internationalization At Home
Betsy Brewer & Betty Leask
14. The Internationalization of The Curriculum
Jane Edwards & Hanneke Teekens
15. Leveraging Technology and The International Classroom for Cross-Cultural Learning
Darla Deardorff & Elspeth Jones
16. Intercultural Competence: An Emerging Focus in International Higher Education
Christa Olson & Jim Peacock
17. Globalism and Interculturalism: Where Global and Local Meet
D. Internationalization Abroad
Peter Burgess & Brett Berquist
18. Cross-Border Delivery of Higher Education: Projects, Programs, and Providers
Jane Knight & Jack Lee
19. International Joint, Double, and Consecutive Degrees: New Developments, Issues, and Challenges
Peter Koehn & Milton Obamba
20. Transnational Research and Development Partnerships in Higher Education: Global Perspectives
Melissa Banks & Rajika Bhandari
21. International Student and Scholar Mobility
Tony Adams, Mitch Leventhal & Stephen Connelly
22. International Student Recruitment in Australia and the U.S.: Approaches and Attitudes
Lesleyanne Hawthorne
23. Designer Immigrants? International Students and 'Two-Step' Migration
E. The Future of International Higher Education
Madeleine F. Green, Francisco Marmolejo & Eva Egron-Polak
24. The Internationalization of Higher Education: Future Prospects
Darla K. Deardorff, Hans de Wit & John D. Heyl
25. Bridges to the Future: The Global Landscape of International Higher Education
About the Editors
About the Contributing Authors

“The Sage Handbook is an important tool for leaders across higher education. Its comprehensive look into the history of international education and insights into global opportunities for the 21st Century provides an important framework for the future of higher education.”

E. Gordon Gee
The Ohio State University

"This essential handbook brings together experts from around the world in addressing the key issues of international higher education in the beginning of the 21st century. A very relevant publication indeed."

Bernd Wächter
Academic Cooperation Association,

“ Bridging theory and practice, this SAGE Handbook focuses on the key questions educators must address in international education. The reader will benefit from the broad coverage, bold predictions, and strategic insights presented in this encyclopedic survey of the internationalization of higher education.”

Jo Ann Gora
Ball State University

"The global expansion of higher education capacity and quality offers both challenge and opportunity for higher education. This timely book should prompt the kind of strategic and comprehensive thinking needed to expand internationalization of higher education institutions and widen global opportunities for students and other higher education customers."

M. Peter McPherson
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

“This handbook gives a very comprehensive picture of international higher education from multiple perspectives and provides a roadmap for the future – a must read book for all involved in international higher education!”

Gudrun Paulsdottir
European Association of International Educators, The Netherlands

“This is one of the most comprehensive publications on Higher Education Internationalization. It will not only inform but will also educate Higher Education practitioners globally at all levels.”

Nico Jooste
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

“The editors are to be congratulated for putting together such an impressive collection of chapters that help define the field …If there were a “Who’s Who in International Education,” the editors and contributors would be prominently featured in it because they are serious scholars with distinguished professional records. This handbook goes a long way to explain and interpret this growing field not only to (those outside the field), but perhaps – unexpectedly - to international education professionals themselves….It is especially good to see the handbook reflecting a variety of cultural and national perspectives by including prominent educators and scholars from a variety of countries. (This handbook is an)… extraordinary venture that will raise the bar of competencies and knowledge of the field.”

Josef Mestenhauser
University of Minnesota
Key features


  • Written by experts from the field and contributors from around the world to provide a truly global perspective on internationalization.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of internalization, bringing together all relevant issues and trends on the topic
  • Includes Text Boxes with concrete internalization examples at institutions or within regions of the world
  • Provides readers with both a theoretical grounding as well as practical applications

Sample Materials & Chapters


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