Middlesex Community College empowers learners to participate in a diverse global community. Since 1988, Middlesex has been a leader in offering opportunities that intentionally transform curriculum, promote intercultural competence, and engage the college community in deeper cross-cultural understandings of our ever-changing, interconnected world.
International education at Middlesex transcends borders and divisions, connecting our college community to people, customs, cultures, values, history, religions, languages, and the economic and political systems of the world.
Strongly committed to preparing our college community to be global citizens, Middlesex sees internationalizing the curricula and co-curricular as key components of the skills our students need to study, work, and live in the 21st century.
- The Essential Learning Outcomes identified by Liberal Education & America’s Promise (LEAP) in the Association of American
Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) publication College Learning for the New Global Century underscore the learning skills needed for student success in today’s world. The
infusion of global concepts into these outcomes cuts across the curriculum.
- Crucial in the internationalizing of curricula, these Essential Learning Outcomes
also dovetail and inform Middlesex’s Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, Multicultural
and Global Literacy, Social Responsibility, and Personal and Professional Development.
- International education is essential for student success in today’s increasingly interdependent
environment, for students gain perspectives on their own world and their place in
it as they explore the diversity of other cultures, customs, and values.
- The continuing goals of international education to enhance the curricula, increase short-term and semester study aboard experiences, and increase student and faculty exchange opportunities, clearly connect to Middlesex’s Strategic Directions.
In the realities of this new global century international education creates cross-disciplinary knowledge, cultural literacy, and an active awareness of individual and collective responsibility in this diverse and ever-changing interconnected global community. We at Middlesex Community College are committed to the high impact practice of global learning. Global learning changes lives.