The International Education academic concentration is closely affiliated with the Center for International Education (CIE). CIE engages in a wide variety of research and project work around the world in international development education. This work is implemented by teams of faculty and students. CIE was founded in 1968 and has a world-wide network of graduates from the academic programs, colleagues involved in current and previous project work, and current degree students and faculty. If you are interested in meeting a graduate of the UMass International Education programs in your location, it is likely we will be able to arrange that for you.
This international commitment of CIE is reflected in the fact that international students make up approximately 60% of the our current students. Student, faculty, and project commitments focus on serving the most marginalized populations around the globe, often in conflict settings. CIE and the academic degree programs are tightly linked in order to assure a close relationship between academic studies and the practical realities of international development work on the ground.