Identifying an International Partner
Click through the sections below for guidelines to consider while identifying an international partner.
1. Reputation & Accreditation
Reputation & Accreditation
- Does the university abroad meet the required accreditation standards?
- What is the university’s reputation in the home country and abroad?
2. Institutional History
- Do we currently have a partnership with the institution?
- Have we had a partnership with this institution in the past?
- If the partnership ended, what were the terms behind the cancellation?
- Do we have faculty/staff linked to the institution?
3. Financial Implications
- If this is an exchange, how is it financially reconciled?
- Do I understand my department’s requirement for accounting for exchanges?
- Is there a chance that the university will lose money?
4. Suitability & Sustainability
- Will the partnership be of mutual interest?
- What population (faculty, students, staff) will this partnership serve?
- Is it mutually beneficial?
- What is the availability of support (faculty/administrative/student) resources at the overseas institution (and Georgetown if appropriate)?
- Does the partnership fulfill a curricular need?
- Does the partnership conflict with current academic offerings and/or existing partners in the same location?
- Does the partnership have expansion potential?
- Will the partnership endure?
5. University Support for Partnership
- Has the appropriate department or deans’ office approved this proposal?
- Is the department/school’s finance office involved?
- If undergraduate, has this been approved by the Program and Policy Committee?
6. Evaluation & Renewal
- Has an initial site visit been conducted (if necessary)?
- What is the plan for program evaluation after the pilot year?