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Inge Steglitz - Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI, US

Inge Steglitz

Associate Director | Michigan State University


International educator with a focus on global and intercultural learning.





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In an international education career spanning over 25 years, Dr. Steglitz, has worked and taught in the U.S. and Germany. Her academic background is in psychology and intercultural communication. As associate director of Michigan State University's Office for Education Abroad, she is responsible for Program Development, Curriculum Integration, and Faculty Development and Engagement. She has taught both on and off-campus courses on intercultural and global learning, and has written, among other topics, on orientation programming, culture learning/teaching and assessing intercultural competencies. Her dissertation research focused on the impact of study abroad experiences on students' cognitive development. Most recently, she co-edited (with Barbara Kappler Mikk) the third edition of NAFSA's "Learning Across Cultures: Locally and Globally." Inge has been an active NAFSA member for many years, serving on various leadership committees, including the 2016 Annual Conference Committee, which she chaired.

Industry Expertise (1)


Areas of Expertise (4)

Education Abroad

Intercultural Education

Intercultural Communication

Global Learning

Education (3)

University of Minnesota, USA: Ph.D., Intercultural Communication 1993

University of Minnesota, USA: M.A., Intercultural Communication

Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany: M.A., Psychology

News (2)

MSU Is Top 10 Producer of Global Citizens

MSU Today  online


Michigan State University ranks in the top 10 for international student enrollment and study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors Report released Nov. 16.

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Colleges Help Students to Translate the Benefits of Study Abroad

The Chronicle of Higher Education  online


Clemson University administrators were troubled by what they discovered on YouTube in the summer of 2008. Students at the university had posted videos of themselves drinking and partying during their study abroad in Spain, and the videos had been widely circulated.

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Journal Articles (3)

Preparing Program Directors

In: L. Chieffo and C. Spaeth (Eds.) The Guide to Successful Short-term Programs Abroad (3rd edition). Washington, D.C.: NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Steglitz, I., Roy, P., and Akulli, A.


Learning Across Cultures: Locally and Globally (3rd edition)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Stylus Publishing LLC, Washington, D.C.

Kappler Mikk, B. and Steglitz, I. (Eds.)


Pre-first-year Programming for Long-term Student Success

Guest blog for EAIE: European Association for International Education

Steglitz, I. and Harley, B.