Carpiginiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy teaches gelato making. Beginner courses run 3 days and certificate programs last 3 weeks. Classes are offered in Italian, English, French, and German.
Thailand has various short term “elephant camps” where participants learn basic mahout (elephant handler) care.
There are other internationally oriented tribes on our campuses that are not so much concerned with studying other countries, their languages, or international affairs, but are engaged in preparation of students for future careers that will be essentially international in focus.
The "internationalization of higher education" means encouraging student and faculty exchange programs; bringing international concerns and issues to teaching, research and service activities of an institution; holding educational conferences; internationalization of professional writings; and providing educational and cultural aid to other nations
Throughout these forty years, the creation and gradual evolution of the title VI Higher Education Act (HEA) and its associated Fulbright-Hays programs has been one of the U.S. government's major endeavors for responding to the growing complexities of global politics and economics in the twentieth century.
International student issues involve decisions as to the numbers of international students appropriate, the costs and benefits involved in their education, the services they need, and the academic concerns and opportunities raised by their presence on campus.
Many institutions see international education, in part, as overseas projects, often assisting developing countries in the context of economic and social programs under bilateral or multilateral technical cooperation agencies; some encourage collaborative research with overseas faculty and institutions.
Scholars in the humanities have always been interested in the study of foreign languages, literatures, and the great world civilizations. World War II, however, marked a watershed in the development of international studies in this country and started a shift from an emphasis on humanistic knowledge to one that included development of practical knowledge for policymaking.
International actors are those for whom the locus of their work is overseas. Included in this category are : (1) study abroad and programs of "faculty enrichment;" (2) foreign student flows; and (3) the overseas activities of the applied and professional schools, and to a lesser degree the scientists.
Students who went on the trip said that it gave them great insight into their field of study. The study abroad program gave the students the opportunity to learn firsthand how their work can affect the world, as well as giving the student an experience that shows them what it is they are going to be doing.