Additional Resources

Global Programs follows trends and innovations in the field of international education, and serves as a resource to faculty and administrators to think about, develop, and manage their own global projects. Please let us know if you have a specific interest and we can do our best to find information for you.

Inspiration on Internalization

ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement provides in-depth analysis of critical international education issues and administers programs and services to support higher education institutions’ internationalization and global engagement strategies. Online resources include a model for comprehensive internationalization and an Internationalization Toolkit.

Comprehensive Internationalization: From Concept to Action [NAFSA, 2011], written by John K. Hudzik, former vice president for global and strategic projects at Michigan State University and former president of NAFSA, offers presidents, provosts, deans, and international education professionals in both student services and academic disciplines fodder for thoughtful consideration of the challenges and potential pathways toward comprehensive internationalization. It is insightful reading for both “new hands” and “old hands” to the processes of internationalization.

Leading Comprehensive Internationalization: Strategies and Tactics for Action [NAFSA, 2012] presents a flexible leadership framework for the what, why, and how of both strategy and action for comprehensive internationalization. This complement to Comprehensive Internationalization: From Concept to Action provides useful guidelines, illustrated with examples from a variety of institutions.


Open Doors [Institute of International Education] is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State. It serves as a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and US students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

Mapping Internationalization on US Campuses [American Council on Education (ACE), 2012] assesses the current state of internationalization at American higher education institutions, analyzes progress and trends over time, and identifies future priorities. This report is the only comprehensive source of data on internationalization in US higher education institutions from all sectors and includes two- and four-year, public and private, degree-granting institutions.

Journals and Other Research-based Publications

NAFSA has collected a list of research-based publications on international education, including:

If you cannot access the material you are looking for, please check the BU Library or get in touch with us.

Operations Considerations

In addition to the operational information, best practices, key guidelines, policies, planning tools, templates included in the Manage section, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) offers an International Resource Center with additional operations-focused information.

Professional Associations

International Higher Education News Sources

International Rankings