International initiatives

CEHD International Initiatives is focused on deepening relationships locally and globally. In fall 2023, CEHD is home to over 300 international students, representing 65 countries. Learn more about International Student Initiatives.

This year we are partnering with TRIO Student Support Services. to integrate global perspectives in its programming, working with faculty to highlight the college’s Sustainable Development Goals contribution, and bettering support services for our international students. Globally we are focused on transitioning back to field work programming and collaboration. This means listening and responding to the current needs of our global partners. We are committed to fostering meaningful relationships that intentionally work to decolonize international engagement.

Summer 2024 Graduate Internships

CEHD International Initiatives is pleased to announce its 2024 graduate summer internship opportunities!

This year, the India project is listed as a new program for the Mary Tjosvold Graduate Fellowship, so we will have placement options in Thailand, Cambodia, India, and Nepal. CEHD will place 2 graduate students for each program. Learn more about Mary Tjosvold Fellowship (Thailand, Cambodia, and India) and JRM Graduate Fellowship (Nepal). Application due is January 15, 2024.

Transform yourself and your future

Time abroad is more than just travel. Experiencing a new culture first-hand will expand and deepen how you think about the world, and yourself. Explore upcoming opportunites.

CEHD Visiting Scholars Program

These programs, offered in 4 or 12 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 12 month Research, Pedagogy, and Leadership program.

Learn more about the 4 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.


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

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.

Learn more about student-led group

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 2023-2024 scholars.

CEHD international initiatives is hosting scholars from Kazakhstan as part of the international visiting scholars program focused on Research, Pedagogy, and Leadership.

Global fellowships & grants

CEHD's global fellowships and grants support both faculty and graduate students. Global Signature Grant and Fulbright Scholar Program are for faculty. Summer internship opportunities (JRM Graduate Fellowship in Community Development and the Mary Tjosvold Fellowship) and Global Graduate Grants (3Gs) are for graduate students.

About the director

Marina Aleixo

Marina B. Aleixo, PhD
International Initiatives and Relations

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