Education is at the vanguard of global expansion and globalization has made it easier than ever for students to explore the world abroad for work and study opportunities, thereby the appeal of pursuing international education has taken good momentum among the youth of India these days.
Benefits of international experience:
Recent research backs up what is generally understood to be the benefits of international exposure, it increases employability by developing transferable skills. Such experiences offer the potential to develop:
- Communication Skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Cultural awareness
- Cultural sensitivity
- Behavioral flexibility
- Foreign Language acquisition
- Self-directed learning
- Community building
- Contributing to social cohesion and many others.
Thereby keeping in mind that travel abroad for the purpose of the study is the element in the internationalization of higher education that involves various activities aimed at improving the efficiency and competitiveness of higher education institutes, various institutes and universities in India endeavor to provide such exposure to its students.
KIET Group of Institutions has also taken few initiatives to provide exposure to its students of all courses and streams through their International Relations Office.
International Relations Office (IRO):
IRO at KIET harbors all their Intercontinental relations, collaborations, activities and internships. There are multiple opportunities that they provide through life experiences and personal connections, complementing and accelerating fluency in speaking, reading, and writing foreign languages. The opportunities include:
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS: KIET has aligned with various Universities and organizations as SWOSU, USA, Network N+I, University of Uzbekistan and others for research, publication, conferences & others.
INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES & events: Attending distinguished lecture series, Seminars & Conferences within a global community alongside the opportunity for networking with like-minded people from various cultures provide immense opportunities to build an international career after university. The institute regularly organizes these activities which aim at widening the horizons for students, looking for opportunities of pursuing higher education and careers abroad.
INTERNATIONAL Education awareness week: An International Education Awareness Week followed by the International Education Fair is organized at KIET from 28 January to the 1st of February, every year. IEAW provides a platform where students are able to interact with the national and international speakers and get accustomed to all the information regarding education abroad, internships and global career opportunities.
INTERNATIONAL internships/ summer schools:
Internships are a great way for the students to experience and see how ideas work in real life. It provides the students a chance to spread their wings beyond the national boundaries. Moreover, the students, opting for international internships at KIET, can claim scholarships for the internship that they get selected for. This is to ensure equal opportunity to every student regardless of his/her economic condition. The scholarship is granted on the basis of merit, attendance, discipline and other criteria.
More than 12 students have been to countries like Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, Indonesia and Kenya in the last two years. Their testimonials can be read at https://www.kiet.edu/international-relations-testimonials
foreign language classes: KIET students have got the privilege of learning the German and Japanese languages on the campus itself so that they can prepare themselves to become globally acceptable.
To gather, these initiatives of KIET are encouragingly exceptional as the International Relations Office at KIET Group of Institutions is providing its students a pool of opportunities & resources by bringing together students, teachers & academicians from around the world, preparing them to be global citizens. More information can be assembled through the link: https://www.kiet.edu/Global-Exposure