American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online)

Internationalization in Higher Education: A Case Study of the University of Kansas Academic Accelerator Program
Ahmed Alanazi

Abstract
The importance of multiculturalism on university campuses has led to an increased reliance on partnering with third-party private education companies for recruiting students from around the globe. As set forth in its “Bold Aspirations” strategic plan, the University of Kansas (KU) has generated the KU Academic Accelerator Program (KUAAP) in partnership with Shore light Education Company. This paper highlights the importance of internationalization, compares the University of Kansas to its peer institutions, sheds light on KU’s efforts to internationalize the University’s campus through KUAAP, and finally provides concrete recommendations regarding amendments to the Shore light contract in the interest of KUAAP’s continued success.

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