Developing global competence in graduate engineering and science students through an IGERT international internship program

Stephanie Leigh Cutler, Maura Borrego

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Abstract

In this increasingly interconnected world, global competence is gaining increasing attention in higher education across many disciplines and in many countries. Graduates are increasingly expected to be able to work with collaborators and customers from different cultures. In this paper, we describe the experiences of fellows in one IGERT program who have each completed an international internship designed to address some of these issues. As part of program requirements for the EIGER IGERT at Virginia Tech, funded doctoral students in participating disciplines complete an international internship. These internships lasted for a varied period of time and in countries across Europe and Asia. Most were completed in academic or government laboratories, and most commonly students relied on their advisors' contacts to find placements. Based on thematic analysis of interviews with seven recent participants in this program, we present evidence of learning outcomes achieved and evidence-based recommendations for similar programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Conference Program
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StatePublished - 2010
Event40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2010Oct 30 2010

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Other40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period10/27/1010/30/10

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Cutler, S. L., & Borrego, M. (2010). Developing global competence in graduate engineering and science students through an IGERT international internship program. In 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Conference Program [5673263] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2010.5673263
Cutler, Stephanie Leigh ; Borrego, Maura. / Developing global competence in graduate engineering and science students through an IGERT international internship program. 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Conference Program. 2010.
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Cutler, SL & Borrego, M 2010, Developing global competence in graduate engineering and science students through an IGERT international internship program. in 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Conference Program., 5673263, 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010, Arlington, VA, United States, 10/27/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2010.5673263

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Cutler SL, Borrego M. Developing global competence in graduate engineering and science students through an IGERT international internship program. In 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Conference Program. 2010. 5673263 https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2010.5673263