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Muhtaseb, Ahlam; Algan, Ece; Bennett, Anne – International Research and Review, 2014
Americans know very little about the Middle East in general despite the fact that the region is at the heart of American foreign policy. While no one doubts the importance of teaching the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East in the United States, lack of basic knowledge coupled with the strong antipathy toward Arabs and Muslims make…
Descriptors: Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern History, Instructional Design, College Faculty
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Chau, Donovan C. – International Research and Review, 2014
Asia today is the center of tremendous growth. With the continued rise of China and the influential roles of Japan and South Korea in international affairs, it is no wonder that the 21st century has been dubbed the Asian century. Outside of these influential political actors, one also see the growing political significance of Southeast Asia in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Asian History, Asian Studies
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Chen-Maynard, Dorothy; Doueiri, Dany; Gotch, Donna – International Research and Review, 2014
The United States is faced with a serious shortage of linguistically and culturally competent students to meet the needs of our global population and economy. In order to address this deficiency, the US government has funded several initiatives to increase our nation's capacity to train teachers and students in critical languages. The Office of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Second Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Intensive Language Courses
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Smith-Stoner, Marilyn; Gonzalez, Evelyn – International Research and Review, 2011
Providing experiences for international travel is an important aspect of higher education, and creating high-quality international exchanges can be a challenge. Developing appropriate experiences for nursing students may be especially difficult due to the complexity of regulatory and accreditation requirements. However, it is possible to find…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Nursing Education, Student Exchange Programs, International Educational Exchange