Student Professional Activity

CIE students are encouraged to apply their learning by working with education systems and educators during their studies. Many CIE students are mid-career professionals who use the summer as a time to engage in development education work.  The articles in this section chronicle professional activities of current students

2018 Forum on Leadership for Asia’s Future – Nangyalai Attal

Nangyalai Attal attended Asia Foundation's Forum on Leadership for Asia's Future in Singapore in April 2018. 

 

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CIE @ CIES 2018 in Mexico City

CIE was represented by more than 35 current students, graduates, and faculty members at the national CIES conference in Mexico City in March.  In addition there were faculty members and students from the Higher Education and other programs in the UMass Amherst College of Education, reflecting the strong involvement in international education of the College of Education.

 

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Building Bridges Across Difference - Jacob Carter

Jacob Carter becomes Project Coordinator of Building Bridges initiative on the UMass Amherst campus.

 

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Cultural Immersion trip to New Zealand - Blake Marcus

Blake Marcus led a group of inner-city high school students on a cultural immersion trip to New Zealand in the summer of 2017.

 

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Students Discuss Conference Experiences

Graduate students in International Education  organized a session to share their experiences in professional conferences they had attended during the Fall 2017 semester.

 

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African Students studying in China - YI Sun

Yi Sun spent several months doing field research at Zhejiang Normal University gathering data on the experiences of African students studying in China.

 

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Global Higher Education and Research Planning Workshop at UMass Amherst

In early May, the Global Challenge in Higher Education and Research (GHEAR) convened a planning workshop at UMass under the leadership of Joseph B. Berger, the chair of the WUN Global Challenge. 

 

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Graduate Students Awarded Summer Fellowships

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst, supports greater diversity and inclusion in non-STEM fields by offering summer fellowships for graduate students working toward their doctoral dissertation.

 

The Graduate School also offers competitive Predissertation Grants.to give early career graduate students the opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of planned dissertation research, generate pilot data, or establish the necessary networks to carry out planned dissertation research.

 

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Gallery Walk – Current Graduate Student Research

Each year the College of Education sponsors a Gallery Walk where graduate students present their current research activities through posters. Visitors walk through the hall where the posters are hung, pausing in front of those that spark their interest to ask questions and talk with the students who are there to explain their research. Among the presenters were two students in international education whose posters reported on research based on fieldwork in other countries

 

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Michael Acosta Selected as Fulbright-Clinton Fellow in Kosovo

Michael Acosta received a Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship in Spring 2017 to work with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kosovo for the coming year. His work will focus the challenges faced in integrating minority groups such as ethnic Serbs, Roma, Kosovar-Egyptians, and Ashkali into the public school system.

 

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