Global Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities: A Source of Critical Hope?




global liberal arts, internationalization, trend, critical hope, decolonizing


Global liberal arts colleges and universities are an understudied trend in international education for the decade 2010-2020. This scholarly essay incorporates practitioner knowledge and scholarship to explore what, who, and where these global liberal arts colleges and universities are. Moreover, these institutions are situated within wider competing internationalization ideologies. The author applies a critical internationalization studies lens and a mapping framework to analyze their underlying motivations and discover whether global liberal arts colleges and universities might present a source of critical hope.


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Author Biography

Renee L. Bowling, The Ohio State University

Renee is an international education administrator and doctoral student in the Department of Education Studies at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include international education, the internationalization of higher education, leadership, global education policy, and religious literacy and interfaith practice in pluralistic contexts.


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How to Cite

Bowling, R. (2023). Global Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities: A Source of Critical Hope?. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 15(1).