Neither admissions nor counselling exists on culturally neutral terrains. That is, everything that we do in the realm of admissions and counselling is culturally influenced. Darnell Fine asks: what is the dominant culture holding influence over these processes?
CIS is committed to the development of socially responsible leadership through international education.
To guide our membership community with this commitment and vision, we support three strategic growth areas for educational institutions:
CIS members are encouraged to enhance their global citizenship practices by self-determining contextually relevant and aspirational goals related to principles of personal, local and global importance, such as environmental, economic and social sustainability.
Inclusion via Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism
CIS members are encouraged to recognize and consider everyone’s cultural background and identities by valuing its community members, taking into consideration their age, disabilities, neurodiversity, social status, economic status, languages, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and more.
CIS members are encouraged to nurture intercultural learning as an adaptive process that focuses on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes such as intercultural understanding & competence, communication within and across cultures, conflict resolution, collaboration and more.
CIS members have access to resources and activities as they engage in any combination of these three interrelated strategic growth areas.
‘I came out the second the plane touched the runway’ ... Dane Rowley shares guidance for schools and universities on how to know and do better to support LGBTQ+ international students moving to study in new countries.
'I’ve just started a year-long internal Fellowship at CIS, the organization’s first role of this kind ...' Hear more from Dr Nneka Johnson.
Student agency in promoting anti-discriminatory practices is key in shaping student experiences both at school and in life beyond school. During student interviews with a group of primary school students at a recent preparatory evaluation visit to Braeburn Dar Es Salaam, I asked what anti-discrimination meant to them.
Biases can emerge over time, and regular reflection is essential for us to nurture a healthy and inclusive environment for our school communities. This is especially important as you consider your human resources and recruitment practices. Orpheus Crutchfield and Mary Rose Fernandez describe the key challenges facing schools and applicants.
Environmental sustainability is a complex topic and an element of our Global Citizenship Model that emerged from CIS research in 2022. We turned to our member schools and universities to learn from their innovative sustainability practices; where to start, how to overcome challenges, and expand our learning.
In the second of this two-part series, we learn more from the Amala Education community for refugees and displaced youth. This time, we focus on how they embed global citizenship, what 21st-century skills look like, and their approaches to recruitment and enrolment.
Amala Education delivers educational programmes to their refugee communities and fulfils its Arabic name by delivering hope for the future for many who, just a few years before, had very few opportunities. Learn about their inspirational work.
As a new year dawns, here's a round-up of our most popular blogs in 2022, in case you missed them.
We're seeing increasing reports of eco-emotions such as eco-anxiety. Helping children to make sense of what is happening in the world is vital. Climate psychologists outline six tips for how to talk with young people about it.
Climate psychologist Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams believes in the unstoppable power of the human spirit. He strongly believes in an international parity of voices in the climate emergency and in 'passing the mic' to those in more affected areas worldwide, from whom we have much to learn.
Immanuel Kant describes a good person as one who is committed to taking moral considerations and making reasonable conclusions before acting. But what does it mean to be a good person? And what does it mean to do good?
We underestimate the effect that bad news, particularly about climate change, has on the minds of young people. Many young people feel that their futures and those of the planet are doomed. Hear more from Dr Laurence Peters.
A student-led initiative at the International School of Basel faced resistance and overcame scepticism to establish an impactful committee dedicated to tackling discrimination.
'In the context of the brutal invasion and war on Ukraine, it is difficult, but essential, to consider the present and future of higher education and scientific relations between Russia and the rest of the world.' Philip G Altbach, Hans de Wit and Jamil Salmi look at the longerterm perspective.