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Comparative and International Education Society

Study Abroad and International Students

Special Interest Group

Fall 2019 Newsletter

August 15th – All Academic opens for proposal


CIES invites proposals that respond to the conference theme and build on the expansion of the
parameters of knowledge production and educational practice within the field of comparative and
international education. The full Call for Contributions and guidelines for proposal submissions
has been published. Download it here.

For more information contact us at

CIES Study Abroad & International Students SIG Award Nominations
Award Nominations are now open for the 2019-2020 CIES Study Abroad and International
Students SIG. There are eight awards to be honored during the CIES 2020 Annual Conference in
Miami, Florida.
We are accepting award nominations for the 2019-2020 CIES Study Abroad and International
Students SIG. Please share this link with your colleagues and students interested in comparative
and international education.
● Best Article Award
● Best Book Award
● Best Dissertation Award
● Early Career/Practitioner Award
● Lifetime Achievement Award
● Campus Internationalization Award
● Global Student Leadership Award
● Outstanding Faculty for Internationalization Award
For more information and to make nominations please visit :
Awards Committee Chair —

● Co-Chair – Roy Y. Chen, Lee University

● Co-Chair – Ryan M. Allen, Chapman University
● Member- Garett Gietzen, University of California, Merced
● Member- David Lausch, University of Wyoming
● Member- Jason Li, Wichita State University
● Member- Cody J Perry, University of Wyoming
● Member- Michelle Morais Silva, University of Oklahoma
● Member, Yanjuan Hu, Southwest University in China
● Member, Stephanie Kim, Georgetown University
● Dr. Otgonjargal (Otgo) Okhidoi, New York University
2019 Award Recipients

Upcoming Events and Publications:

Call for Proposals:
Routledge Studies in Global Student Mobility
Series Co-Editors Chris R. Glass & Krishna Bista
Books in this series will cover issues and challenges, as well as best practices, related to
international student mobility in K-12 and beyond, education abroad, and exchange programs

globally from a wide range of areas, and within a selected geographic region, a single country, or
a group of countries. Visit the website for more information on how to submit a book proposal to
the Series Co-Editors at

NAFSA Research Symposium

NAFSA: Association of International Educators invites research proposals for the next NAFSA
Research Symposium on Friday, November 22, 2019 (during International Education Week),
which will be held in Washington, DC. The Research Symposium serves the research
community in the field of international education and related disciplines by providing researchers
and scholars the opportunity to share their work in an academic and professional environment
and participate in a critical discussion of the theories, methodologies, and practices being used in
their research. The Research Symposium is thereby considered relevant to international
education researchers at every stage of their career – graduate students, post-docs, faculty
members, and practitioners. Please review the Call for Proposals (
before submitting your one-page proposal online. Proposals are due by September 2, 2019.

Research and International Study Trips

From June 24 to July 6th, 2019, Prof. Bernhard Streitwieser of the George Washington
University (Washington, DC) led a research study tour to Germany entitled, Integration of
Migrants and Refugees into Higher Education: Case Study Germany. A testimony by one of the
students (Alexandra Croteau, MA Candidate in International Education) follows.
I chose to participate in this course to
obtain a first-hand account of issues
involved in educating people with refugee
backgrounds. During our 12-day tour I
was able to gain a deep understanding of
many aspects of support provided to
people with refugee backgrounds in the
German context. We met with the mayor
of Chemnitz, with the Spokesman for
Higher Education and Research in the
Berlin Senate, with the
Top official at the Federal Office for
Migration and Refugees, with the director
of the German Academic Exchange
Service (DAAD), among many others,
along with a large variety of officials
spanning from the government level to
civil society, and from research
institutions to university personnel and of

course individual students of refugee backgrounds.

What was especially insightful was the opportunity to analyze each feature of the
‘refugee educational journal in Germany’ in the three different cities of Hamburg,
Chemnitz, and Berlin. This allowed for an in-depth dive into many focus areas, including
exploring the language issue, psychosocial support needs, and the meaning of integration
vs. assimilation. Especially in this time of turmoil in relation to immigration, gaining a
perspective from a country like Germany where “refugees are welcome” encourages us
in the current U.S. context to take a stance and support those who have been forced to
leave their country and begin again in a new setting.

Recent Publications


William Geibel of the University of California, USA recently published the following article:
Geibel, W. (2019). From Cultural Resources to Public Diplomats. Journal of
Comparative & International Higher Education, 10(Winter), 39-45.

Tang Tang Heng of the National Institute of Education, Singapore recently published the
Heng, T. T. (2018). Exploring the complex and non-linear evolution of Chinese
international students’ experiences in USA colleges. Higher Education Research &
Development, 37(6), 1141-1155.

Heng, T. T. (2018). Chinese international students' advice to incoming Chinese first year
students: Involving students in conversations with them, not about them. Journal of
College Student Development, 59(2), 231-237.

Heng, T. T. (2018). Coping strategies of international Chinese undergraduates in

response to academic challenges in U.S. Colleges. Teachers College Record, 120(2).

Lauren Collins of The University of Denver, USA recently published the following:
Collins, L. (2019) Letting the village be the teacher: a look at community-based learning
in Northern Thailand, Teaching in Higher Education, 24(5), 694-708, DOI:


Gregory Malveaux and Rosalind Raby are pleased to announce the publication of Study Abroad
Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning (IGI-Global).
This is the first book on community college education abroad. The chapters in the book
showcase education abroad at rural community colleges, within technical and career programs,
and for racially and economically diverse students. Authors
are community college education abroad directors,
providers, and academics who study community colleges.
Empirical and case studies reflect on the changing field and
inform on important issues such as access, diversity,
engagement, and assessment. Most importantly, the chapters
in this book dismantle the claims that education abroad is
underutilized at community colleges. Eight broad themes
showcase the unique contributions made by community
colleges. (1) Measures for success; (2) Embedding
education abroad into campus community; (3) Stakeholders;
(4) Institutional factors; (5) Program development; (6) Social
justice pedagogy and curriculum; (7) Standards and Risk
Management; and (8) Assessment, Outcomes and Impact
design and implementation

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

Dissertation and Thesis Committees Openings Worldwide

STAR Scholars Network is seeking colleagues to serve on committees for doctoral and master of
philosophy degrees in selected universities in Asia. Each selected scholar will be invited to read
one or two dissertations per year. The University or department may invite you to join the
dissertation defense onsite depending on the funding available for the external examiners. Please
fill out a brief form if you are interested in serving as a faculty

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Newsletter Co-Editors (2018-2021)

Louise Michelle Vital, Lesley University (

Susan Boafo-Arthur, Independent Academic(; )