Recent Work

New partnership works to offer associate degrees in business in Afghanistan

The Center for International Education (CIE) hosted a meeting in Montague House to jumpstart a new partnership between the College of Education, the Universities of Herat, Balkh and Nangahar in Afghanistan, and faculty from Greenfield and Holyoke Community Colleges.

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Professional Development for Community College Administrators from Pakistan (2015-2017)

The Center for International Education is part of a team working with community college administrators from Pakistan to help them develop a better understanding of community colleges in the US and apply that knowledge to their own institutions in Pakistan.

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CIE provides training for Afghan faculty members – in Baku, Azerbaijan

CIE faculty traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan to offer a workshop for faculty and administrators involved in the Master's degree in Education Leadership and Management (MELM) started by UMass as part of the University Support and Workforce Development Project in Afghanistan.


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Afghanistan University Support and Workforce Development Program (2014-2019)

The Center for International Education is continuing its work with the higher education system in Afghanistan as the lead technical partner for FHI 360 on a USAID’s third largest higher education project in the world - University Support and Workforce Development program (USWDP), a $92 million five-year project (2014-2019)

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Palestine - Leadership and Teacher Development (2012-2014)

CIE was awarded a $1 million sub-contract from AMIDEAST, with USAID West Bank & Gaza funding, to help with the reform of teacher education in the West Bank and Gaza.  The project, Leadership and Teacher Development, is a comprehensive education reform initiative that supports the Ministry of Education's national effort in teacher development. The overall goal is to improve the quality of education through a comprehensive approach to leadership and teacher development, concentrating on in-service teachers in grades 5-10, principals, and supervisors, and the macro policy context. 

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Global Horizons Project (1989 - 2016)

The Center for International Education provides professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers in western Massachusetts through the Global Horizons project. Global Horizons strives to promote a greater awareness of the world community in Massachusetts’ K-12 schools by providing global and multicultural education curriculum resources and training to educators. The Massachusetts Global Education Consortium, under the Massachusetts Department of Education, funds the project.

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