This chapter describes a set of matryoshka, Russian dolls sitting one inside the other, and the global contexts in which the others are nested. Opening the dolls reveals in turn: current and future interpretations or, more holistically, envisioning of higher education; the internationalization movement; internationalization of the curriculum specifically; and, the global self of the global student. The descriptions are based upon how the author sees each doll from where he is standing, in the available light filtered by my own technical, social and aesthetic worldviews, forged through his unique biography. The matryoshka metaphor seems particularly apt, in the sense that the form of the smallest determines the form of the largest and the form of the largest determines the form of the smallest. Internationalization itself is a process or set of processes taking place within and giving shape to the nested worlds, and the chapter contextualizes the process within those worlds.