As discussed throughout the RoadMap, strategic international partnerships yield great benefits to the colleges and universities that engage in them. They require planning and support, but they repay such efforts in multiple ways.
One of the greatest benefits of partnerships is that they establish a forum for identifying and then overcoming the challenges that inevitably arise when working across international borders. Bumps will appear in the road. There are ways around many of these difficulties, however, and none has stopped the dynamic U.S.-Japanese partnerships featured throughout this RoadMap, including the outstanding case highlighted on this page. The bi-national dialogue fostered by these linkages has led to bi-national solutions.
This section of the RoadMap presents some of the most common challenges faced by U.S.-Japanese partnerships, alerting institutions to their existence and identifying creative, effective ways to manage them.
Factors That Keep Japanese Students from Venturing Overseas »
Factors That Keep U.S. Students from Venturing Overseas »
Insufficient Language Competence on the Part of Students »
Finances and Tuition Differentials »
Mismatched Academic Calendars »
Difficulties Obtaining Visas »
Differing Accreditation Systems »
Competition from Other Study Abroad Destinations »
Coping with New Disciplines, New Students, New Needs »