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Globalization and International Education

The consensus among experts is that the world is rapidly becoming “globalized,” and that this increasing globalization is taking place at an exponential pace. Broadly speaking, globalization generally refers to the growing trend toward increasing cross-border interactions of all kinds between nations and clusters of nations, leading to ever more integrated and interdependent economic, cultural, and political systems.

Growing in tandem with world globalization are all aspects of international education. The term international education is ambiguous and can refer to several types of schooling arrangements. An international education could involve schooling outside the boundaries of one's native country, or an education with a nontraditional and global perspective within one's own country. The latter might also be referred to as an “internationalist” education. An international education might ...

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