Joanne Hosny

Date Approved


Degree Type

Campus Only Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department or School

Leadership and Counseling

Committee Member

David Anderson, Ph.D., Chairperson

Committee Member

Carmen McCallum, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Raul Leon, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Bashar Gammoh, Ph.D.


Globalization’s impact remains a point of interest for many leaders and scholars. Globalization interconnects hundreds of cultures together. From clothing styles to food tastes, almost every industry, such as political affairs, manufacturing, and finance, has seen a world breaking movement. What fell under an American reign has become an international conglomerate. Globalization in international education has been the study of many scholars for decades and the world keeps witnessing its fast rate of progress. Universities are on a continuous mission to build global partnerships. For this research, the focus fell on the concept of inclusive education between international and domestic students. With a rapid growth and demand for international education, domestic cultures demonstrated to be unprepared in welcoming diversity into their communities. Similarly, most international students’ goal is to seek an international degree, which is seen as prestigious in their home country. Those students only feel comfortable being surrounded by students from the same culture and are rarely seen breaking their boundaries for diverse cultures. The division of groups has placed intense limitations on the potential benefits of this global move, leading to a lack of mutual cultural education and a weak global identity. This paper further examined the currently implemented practices on campus and students’ global awareness to conclude prospective initiatives which administrators might refer to to form a more inclusive community environment.