COVID-19 and the Need for Innovation in International Education

Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ Case Study

Authors

  • Mateo Saenz Hinojosa Universidad San Francisco de Quito
  • Christina Karambelas Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ

Abstract

The value of international education lies in facilitating meaningful cultural immersion as a catalyst for intercultural learning and the creation of global citizens. As the current pandemic poses a threat to the survival of international education offices across the globe, Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) are facing not only unprecedented challenges, but also opportunities to strengthen students' capacity to address the issues of the 21st century. This essay will include a brief case study and address the importance of innovation in international education given the current pandemic.

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Author Biography

Christina Karambelas, Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ

CHRISTINA KARAMBELAS, BA, is an International Student Wellness Advisor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ. Her major research interests lie in the area of academic global education and sustainable development.

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Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Saenz Hinojosa, M., & Karambelas, C. (2020). COVID-19 and the Need for Innovation in International Education: Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ Case Study . International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 5(2), 155–160. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jimphe/article/view/2637