International student initiatives

The CEHD International Student Advisory Group was formed in 2021 to support, advocate, and provide resources for international students. The advisory group actionable strategic plan for 2022/2023 is focused on student grants, faculty training, and resource development.

Learn more about International Student Initiatives.

Global Signature Grant Showcase

Monday, January 23, 2022
noon - 1 p.m.
Burton Hall 227

Join us and hear from past awardees: click here to RSVP.

Each year, CEHD International Initiatives awards the Global Signature Grant. The grants support faculty and staff projects that advance the college’s global mission and engagement. These projects are exemplars of institutionalized internationalization and global commitments in CEHD. They demonstrate our college’s strength through globally focused, mission-driven activities.

This year, our panelists include the following:

Patricia Shannon
School of Social Work
Developing and Evaluating a Sustainable, Continuing Education Model of a Level I, Trauma Treatment Certificate for Malaysian Professionals

Nina Asher
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Exploring Intersections of Identity, Culture, and Education in France in Postcolonial, Global Times

Christopher Johnstone and Matthew Schuelka
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Inclusive Higher Education: Developing Capacity and Deepening Partnerships in Bhutan

A Q&A follows the panel session and will include information on this year’s Global Signature Grant application process.

CEHD Visiting Scholars Program

These programs, offered in 5 or 11 month cohorts, are designed as an effective and structured visiting scholars program that supports international scholars from Kazakhstan in building knowledge and capacity in research methods, innovative teaching approaches, and academic leadership.

These are customized programs that include intensive schedule of academic seminars and workshops, on and off campus activities, and individualized time for research planning.

Learn more about the 11 month Research, Pedagogy, and Leadership program.

Learn more about the 5 month Research and Pedagogy program.

CEHD Sustainable Development Goals Initiative

Sustainable Development Goals logo

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries. In alignment with the University, CEHD launched its own SDGs initiative.

Learn more about the college's the SDG Initiative.

Partnerships

We partner with institutions from across the globe in exchanges, teaching, and research. See some of our program partnerships.

If you're interested in a partnership between your institution and CEHD, contact Marina Alexio at aleix001@umn.edu.

International Student Initiatives

The CEHD International Student Advisory Group was formed in 2021 to support, advocate, and provide resources for international students. The advisory group actionable strategic plan for 2022/2023 is focused on student grants, faculty training, and resource development.

Learn more about International Student Initiatives.

Visiting scholars

Scholars from around the world join our college community each year to further their research and teaching. These scholars contribute to our internationalization efforts and support our commitment to international collaboration. Read profiles of our 2022-2023 scholars.

In 2022, CEHD international initiatives is hosting 14 international visiting scholars from Kazakhstan as part of its first Bolashaq scholars program focused on Research and Leadership.

Each of our departments has its own policies and procedures for working with international scholars. If you're interested in being a visiting scholar, please contact the department directly.

Global fellowships

CEHD's global fellowships include support for faculty applying to the Fulbright Scholar Program, the JRM Graduate Fellowship in Community Development, and the Mary Tjosvold Fellowship.

About the director

Marina Aleixo

Marina B. Aleixo, PhD
Director
International Initiatives and Relations
aleix001@umn.edu

Marina's work involves developing and negotiating global partnerships on behalf of CEHD with institutions from around the world. Maria also leads the International Student Initiatives, a short-term professional development program designed for international educators.

Learn more about Marina Aleixo