Internationalism – An Overview

Cooperation and adaptation are the key elements of Internationalism. It is all about understanding different nations across the world and maintaining cordial and friendly relations on all fronts in order to benefit mutually.

In our fast growing world, we can witness around us that people are already ‘ going international ‘ in the sense they are freely moving across borders. It is individual choice one needs to make between nationalism or internationalism, i.e whether to look inwards and feel contented with the nation and nationality they belong to or to get drawn towards other nationalities and their nature of thinking.

When it comes to international education what a student develops is not only the ideologies of cultural harmony, academic engagement and English proficiency but an overall international understanding. It prepares a student to be equipped to lead a productive life as part of an increasingly globalised world.

Internationalism has several benefits in various aspects of society. But one should not run the risk of losing roots and lose insight of their own traditional and cultural values. There are some drawbacks in every system and although there might seem some in internationalism, what we need to see is beyond the now and look into tomorrow, when this system will benefit the local, national, and international society as a whole.

– Simi Sheffi
  Primary Coordinator, International Centre for Excellence