This study developed a conceptual framework for internationalizing Higher
Education Institutions in the Philippines based on the conceptions and practices of
internationalization from four groups of stake holders (258 students, 82 faculty, 40
non-teaching staff and 45 administrators selected from 14 HEIs in the NCR.
Data were obtained using a survey questionnaire and a two-pronged
instrument. The quantitative data were interpreted using frequency, percentage and
weighted mean while the qualitative data were classified, coded and after which,
patterns and themes were identified.
Findings revealed that at the conceptual level, the stakeholders share
common conceptions of internationalization in higher education institutions with
some minor disagreements from the students. At the practical level, HEIs have
been found to have varied processes of realizing their conceptions of
internationalization. Based on these revelations, a conceptual framework for
internationalizing HEIs was developed and recommended for adoption by HEIs.