JCU has a strong commitment to internationalisation and inter-cultural knowledge in the context of the curriculum, research, staff development, student and staff mobility, and the overall student experience.

JCU defines internationalisation of the curriculum as “embedding of international perspectives, examples and assessment into subject and curricula content, contexualisation of subjects, and courses that allow graduates to practice overseas”.

One of the aims of the Curriculum Refresh Project is to examine and improve internationalisation of the curriculum with special emphasis on our place as ‘Australia’s university for the tropics’.

Our reference group experts are:
Mr Taholo Kami

Professor Sally Brown

Online resources:

Arkoudis et al, 2010 – Finding Common Ground: enhancing interaction between domestic and international students, ALTC project, includes guide for academics.

Bell, M, 2006 - Internationalising the curriculum for students from Singapore, HERDSA conference.

Debowski, S - Lost in Internationalised Space: The Challenge of Sustaining Academics Teaching Offshore. UWA.

Harth, A, 2006 - Internationalising the Curriculum: Impediments, Imperatives, and Rationales.

HEDBIB – Internationalisation database –access to over 80 papers.

Higher Education Academy (UK) – resources for internationalisation of the curriculum

International Association of Universities – resources page.

Leask, B, - La Trobe University (ALTC Fellow) - links to papers available online, includes information kit for staff and Internationalisation of the curriculum in action.

Leask & Carroll, 2011, Moving beyond ‘wishing and hoping’: internationalisation and student experiences of inclusion and engagement.

Leeds Beckett University (UK) – WORLD-WIDE HORIZONS Cross-Cultural Capability & Global Perspectives Guidelines for Curriculum Review.

OECD – and the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) - links to events and articles including:

Tertiary Education Resource Database – links to abstracts and some full-text articles from around the globe.

University of Melbourne – links to the work of Simon Marginson and Sophie Arkoudis, plus other papers on internationalisation.