Internationalizing the curriculum - Why?

Comprehensive internationalization

Check out the PPT presentation by our guest speaker, John Hudzik, and watch his conference at Internationalization Day at the University of Ottawa on January 20, 2020. He explains in detail the process of integrating an international and intercultural dimension into the teaching and learning, research and service functions of universities and post-secondary institutions.

Internationalization at home

“Internationalisation at Home is the purposeful integration of international and intercultural dimensions into the formal and informal curriculum for all students, within domestic learning environments.” Josh Beelen & Elspeth Jones, The European Higher Education Area: Between critical reflections and future policies, European Parliament, 2015.

Internationalizing the curriculum - Where to begin?

Do you want to integrate internationalized learning objectives into your courses or programs of study in your faculty?

Are you looking for intercultural and international learning activities to guide your students' learning?

Request a meeting with a representative from the International Office!

How to internationalize your curriculum?

Curriculum internationalization is the process of integrating global, international and intercultural perspectives into a curriculum, in terms of content, pedagogical approach and learning outcomes, with the aim of training professionals and global citizens. - (adapted from: Betty Leask, Internationalization of the curriculum, Routledge 2015)

Upcoming events of interest:

  • The Latin American COIL Network (LatAm COIL) invites you to attend a webinar focused on COIL experiences in the Mexican context, which will take place at 10am EDT, Tuesday, September 29. Presenters will join us from: Instituto de Salud Pública Universidad Veracruzana; Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán; and Tecnológico de Orizaba. The session will be moderated by Mtra. Dolores González Casanova, Deputy Director of Institutional Liaisons, DGECI - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Topics to be discussed will include: COIL partnering; training for researchers and professors, and COIL course development. All individuals and institutions interested in developing COIL Virtual Exchanges with Latin American institutions are welcome to join LatAm COIL at: Membership is presently free.
    • Once you have become a member, you can register for the webinar here: The webinar is free to LatAm COIL members. We will provide live simultaneous translation from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish, so speakers of either language are welcome. In October, LatAm COIL will offer a webinar dedicated to COIL Virtual Exchange experiences in Brazil, and in November we will offer a webinar dedicated to COIL experiences in Columbia. LatAm COIL will also be offering partnered faculty training in COIL Virtual Exchange in the future. Keep an eye on the LatAm COIL website for further information: If you have questions, please write to:
uOGlobal Recognition Course (3 units)

The uOGlobal course - Global citizenship and skills in action will be offered in 2 parts: GLO 49011 in the Fall and GLO 49012 in the winter. Since May 2020, these two elective courses give the right to a total of 3 credits.

  • Add the courses of the uOGlobal certificate (GLO 49011 and GLO 49012) to the elective course offering on your faculty or departmental website.
  • Consider integrating these 3 credits into the sequence of optional or mandatory courses in your programs.
  • Moreover, uOGlobal has demonstrated over the past two years that its diverse, respectful and inclusive space promotes the integration of students into the university community (see testimonials below). By promoting uOGlobal in your networks, you encourage respect for diversity and a healthy and sustainable environment.
International and intercultural learning activities
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)


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