Graduate Certificate in Global Student Mobility
The Graduate Certificate in Global Student Mobility offers an in-depth look at the dynamic field of international higher education for those wishing to administer programs for domestic and/or international students, faculty, and institutions. Students will receive a grounding in cross-cultural theories while also exploring the widening range of program types, methods of delivery, and the importance of experiential and service-learning exchanges. Courses explore U.S. government-sponsored programs, the role of NGOs dedicated to international academic exchanges, and the fast-growing world of third party providers. Taught by practitioners with real-world experience, students will have ample opportunity to review case studies illustrating both challenges and innovative practices in this essential and highly specialized area of higher education.
The continual expansion of globalization has changed the landscape of higher education worldwide and fueled the demand for professionals with the skills and knowledge to enter this increasingly specialized field. The graduate certificate prepares students for employment in various sectors of the international education field including:
- Study abroad
- International student and scholar services
- International admissions and recruitment
- The development and administration of international study, work, and volunteer exchange
- Student ESL and language programs
- The complex range of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs such as Fulbright, Humphrey, Muskie, YES, and scores of others
- NGOs supporting these exchanges such as IIE, Amideast, American Councils, and many others
- Creating and administering exchange programs for working professionals outside of higher education, targeting religious, philanthropic, and thematic programs
- Students can participate in interesting opportunities like this Evening with Philip Altbach event.
10 global student mobility students were invited to participate in NAFSA’s Ron Moffat seminar on Peace and the Civil Society.
Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2016 should follow the curriculum reflected on their DegreeWorks audits via the self-service tab of their myNEU portal. Please consult your advisor with any questions.
Required Courses (16 q.h.)
Complete all of the following courses:
|Global Literacy, Culture and Community
International Field Study Experience
(Registration in INT 6900 requires co-registration in a 1 q.h. directed study. Students interested in taking INT 6900 should consult with their Student Success Specialist.)
|GST 6810||International Higher Education||4 q.h.|
|GST 6820||Managing Study Abroad||4 q.h.|
|GST 6830||Managing International Students||4 q.h.|
Required minimum credit hours: 16 q.h.
Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.
- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
- Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
- Official undergraduate degree documentation
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines
For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.
All requirements must be received prior to review.
Estimated total tuition for this program is $10,624.00.
Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.
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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.