THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND COLLABORATIONS
CIPC is responsible for the development, coordination and fostering of internationalization across all activities at Kenyatta University. The University mission includes Internationalization as a strategic direction for the institution and Global Understanding as a learning objective in teaching and learning. CIPC has a responsibility to champion internationalization across the campuses in all facets of teaching/learning, research, campus life and student development by providing knowledge and advice to those engaged in these activities day-to-day. CIPC works to connect University faculty, staff and students to international collaboration opportunities, program and project funding and other opportunities to internationalize the campus and curriculum.
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Respect for diversity
2. Create a vibrant and supportive environment for all international staff and students.
3. Enhance the University profile through local and international collaborations.
4. Ensure adequate resources for effective and efficient implementation of services.
Dr. Mildred P. Nawiri
MASIKA M. JAMES,
Benefits of studying abroad and student exchange
Studying abroad offers broad based benefits and outcomes for students keen to embark on this international adventure.
Most of these are intertwined and come together to constitute the overall exchange experience.
- International learning and knowledge propels students towards acceptance and understanding of an array of different cultural and community perspectives.
- Language acquisition is achieved through practical immersion.
- Awareness and adoption of alternative, multi-faceted approaches to learning.
- Analytical and problem solving skills.
- Enhanced interest in global issues as well as a broader general knowledge.
- Self-development and awareness leading to enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem. This is often the most noticeable change in returned exchange students.
- Maturity and social poise, fueled by the necessity to confront challenges outside a familiar support network and comfort zone.
- Integration into another family as well as the development of life-long friendships, fostering an appreciation of home and family.
- A tremendous sense of accomplishment upon completion encourages students to develop independent opinions, make informed decisions and strive to attain fresh goals.
- Students who go on to tertiary studies find themselves more comfortable in ‘foreign’ environments.
- Prospective employers in almost every field look favorably upon experience gained while living overseas and knowledge obtained of another language and culture.
- Increased pressure to communicate and relate to others develops an awareness of group dynamics and personal sensitivity towards others.
- Successful program completion represents an excellent measure of personal flexibility, encompassing an ability to reach compromise, focus and succeed through challenging times.
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