Internationalizing Postgraduate Studies

International Communication Association newsletter
Student Column: Internationalizing Postgraduate Studies
Anne Kaun, ICA Student Board Member, Sodertorn U/ U of Pennsylvania


The current issue of the ICA Newsletter includes a student column on internationalizing postgraduate studies. It begins:

“Internationalization has long been an important issue for the ICA. Although the name indicates that the association is per se international, this has not been a given fact on different levels (e.g. awards, fellowships) and internationalization remains one of the priorities for the ICA as the current presidential candidates Amy Jordan and Sharon Strover stress. That an international association should be truly international is out of question, but how international do PhD candidates have to be? And what does internationalization of PhD studies actually mean in different contexts?

I have asked a PhD-student and two postdoc scholars about what it means to be international from their perspective. The three following statements derive from three very different contexts, namely USA, China and Sweden, and are giving some inside into what internationalization of post-graduate studies might be.”

Go to the original column to read the statements.