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UMD Internationalization Initiative

Internationalization Goals

During fall semester 2013, the ILT identified student learning outcomes related to internationalization. The internationalization review, a campus forum, and working groups addressing specific aspects of internationalization at UMD will provide a foundation for developing these outcomes. The ILT will then develop a systematic plan to achieve these outcomes.


UMD Global Engagement Student Learning Outcomes
April 2014


A globally engaged student graduating from UMD will be able to:

  • exhibit knowledge of current global issues, processes, trends, and systems.
  • compare and contrast academic perspectives on global issues, processes, trends, and systems.
  • interpret interconnections among global issues, processes, trends, and systems.
  • explain one’s culture in global and comparative context, recognizing that this culture is one of many diverse cultures and that alternate perceptions and behaviors may be based in cultural differences.
  • demonstrate self-knowledge about global circumstances.


A globally engaged student graduating from UMD will be able to:

  • obtain, analyze, and evaluate information relevant to the knowledge identified above.
  • apply knowledge, diverse cultural frames of reference, and alternate perspectives to think critically and solve problems.
  • communicate effectively across cultures in written and verbal form in one’s native language and in a language of another culture.
  • take action to effect change, both individually and with a team.
  • demonstrate coping and resiliency skills in unfamiliar and challenging situations.


A globally engaged student graduating from UMD will be predisposed to:

  • understand cultural differences and acknowledge cultural ambiguity.
  • display curiosity and openness toward new opportunities, ideas, and ways of thinking.
  • reflect on one’s place in the world and connection with humanity.
  • engage in an ethical analysis of issues and have empathy for one’s fellow human beings.
  • contribute to the local, national and global communities in which they live. 


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