Lynch School students make an indelible impact on the lives of children and communities across the country. Through research that they conduct alongside prominent faculty, our students develop innovative ways to address social challenges and champion human strengths.
The funding that makes this meaningful work possible comes from Research Incentive Grants, internships, faculty grants, and other opportunities available through our four departments and the Boston College Office for Sponsored Programs.
Learning from and teaching to Sudanese Refugees in Uganda, mapping the extent of major floods
in Pennsylvania, and investigating counterterrorism and deradicalization strategies—the
2016 Advanced Study Grant projects run the investigative gamut.
Mihut, G., Unangst, L., Reisberg, L., & de Wit, H., eds. (2017). The World View: Selected blogs published by Inside Higher Education, 2010-2016. The World View & Boston College Center for International Higher Education. New York: Routledge.
Gin, K.J., Martínez Alemán, A.M., Knight, S., Radimer, S., Lewis, J. & Rowan-Kenyon, H.T. (2016). Democratic Education Online: Combating Racialized Aggressions on Social Media. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, Vol. 48(3), pp.28-35.
“I decided I really loved study abroad and wanted to pursue it as a career—but on the institutional [college or university] side.”
After exploring various master's programs, she chose the Lynch School, specifically for its master's in international higher education. Learn more about Ashley's story and how her global experiences have shaped her professional philosophy and practice.
"Hans [de Wit] is a guru in international higher education; I knew no one else would offer such a dynamic and relevant program.”
Once Ismael discovered the Lynch School's master's in international higher education, he immediately signed up--without leaving his full-time job in Guadalajara, Mexico. The program offers on-campus and online course options. Learn more about Ismael's experience with the Center for International Higher Education online and on-campus.
“Coming from a very small town, education for me has been about breaking the bubble and seeing what else is out there in the world."
The master's in international higher education curriculum offers foundational courses on theory, practice, and policy in global higher education; research courses on data-evaluation skills; and electives on such topics as higher education leadership, economics, and student affairs. Learn how the breadth and flexibility of this curriculum has allowed Kathryn to explore her research interests.
“I am learning how higher education is changing and facing challenges in a global context.”
Nahoko took a two-year professional development leave-of-absence from her full-time job at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan to enroll as a full-time student in the international higher education program. At Boston College, she works in the Office of International Programs, where she greets visitors and fields phone call. Learn more about Nahoko's experiences on-campus and abroad.