Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

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Internationalization of Higher Education, Latin America and the Caribbean

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_229-1



Internationalization of higher education is defined here as “The intentional process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of post-secondary education, in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff, and to make a meaningful contribution to society” (De Wit 2015).

Comprehensive Internationalization is acommitment, confirmed throughaction, to infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research, and service missions of higher education. It shapes institutionalethos and valuesand touches theentire higher education enterprise. It is essential that it is embraced by institutional leadership, governance, faculty, students, and all academic service and support units. (Hudzik 2011)

Economic, Social, and Higher Education Context



Academic Ranking Of World Universities (ARWU) United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Economic Forum 2014b Bureaucratic Difficulties Student Mobility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hans de Wit
    • 1
  • Laura E. Rumbley
    • 2
  • Fiona Hunter
    • 3
  • Lisa Unangst
    • 4
  • Edward Choi
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Higher Education InternationalisationUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.
  5. 5.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.