Compendium of Approaches to Internationalisation of the Home Curriculum


This compendium captures examples of internationalisation of the home curriculum in TUS. It includes cases of internationalised modules; teaching and assessment practices that promote inclusive learning; collaborative learning and teaching projects involving international partners; and co-curricular intercultural competence initiatives.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

A relatively small minority of students avail of the opportunities provided through the university’s membership of and participation in initiatives and programmes such as RUN-EU and Erasmus to travel and study abroad. While such opportunities will always be offered and promoted, by nature they are not entirely inclusive. By embedding internationalisation in the home curriculum, the university offers all students access to global and intercultural perspectives regardless of whether they can access education opportunities abroad

In doing so, it also promotes and supports sustainable internationalisation. Beyond reduced carbon emissions, internationalisation at home also contributes to the agenda ‘to develop healthy, sustainable human societies’ (Jones et al, 2021) by helping HEIs to produce graduates who represent the ‘responsible global citizens committed to a sustainable future’ described by de Wit and Leask (2017).

By publishing these contributions from both faculty and students as a compilation of case studies outlining already existing instances of an internationalised home curriculum, it is hoped that there will be an increased awareness of the value of global perspectives and intercultural competence for all stakeholders, both as current members of the university community and as future graduates contributing to society and enacting their global social responsibility.

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