Hungary, Budapest

Internationalization of the University at Home: Challenges and Opportunities

when 25 June 2019 - 29 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 380

In recent decades Internationalization-at-Home (IaH) has been viewed by many European universities as a solution for providing students the global competencies required from professionals working in an international and interconnected society. The goal of IaH is to transform classrooms and campuses into spaces that intentionally promote intercultural, international, and global learning.

Due to the topic’s current importance there are numerous courses and workshops addressing the issue of IaH. Nevertheless, this summer course is one of the very few providing a comprehensive view on the multiple facets of IaH in an intensive format that brings together experienced moderators, instructors and participants, and allows for mutual learning.

The course will offer participants an occasion to discuss the challenges and opportunities brought about by the internationalization of universities. It would also present and discuss a wide range of case studies - including successful and less successful ones - and challenge course participants to re-examine the degree of internationalization in their own institution and national higher education system, as well as bring internationalization at home in line with their universities’ mission.

Course leader

Pusa Nastase, Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Matyas Szabo, Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Target group

The course is aimed primarily at representatives of higher education institutions interested to enhance their international character. It encourages peer learning and experience-sharing among participants. It intends to bring together:
• university leaders and managers involved or interested in increasing the internationalization of their policies and curricula
• faculty members designing or redesigning their courses for either an international cohort of students and/or developing courses of an international focus or character
• staff members working in international offices, quality assurance offices or on curriculum development
• students involved in university governance
• representatives of education think tanks

As prerequisite for the course, participants need to demonstrate their direct involvement and interest in the topic of internationalization at home.

Course aim

By the end of the summer course, we hope that participants will gain an advanced knowledge regarding IaH policies, most recent strategies and practices at international, national and institutional levels and will identify practices and policies suitable for their home institutions.

Credits info

1 EC
Our courses offer ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment. The Summer University Office will send a transcript to those who have fulfilled all the necessary course requirements and request one.

Fee info

EUR 380: for institutions payable until April 25 (early bird fee: 340 EUR payable until March 30)
EUR 340: For individuals payable until April 25 (early bird fee: 310 EUR payable until March 30)

For students the fee is 310 EUR payable until April 25 (early bird fee: 280 EUR payable until March 30)


This summer course is financed through tuition fees and will not be able to offer any scholarships or tuition waivers.