WES-CIHE 2018 Summer Institute


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2018 WES-CIHE Summer Institute

Boston College | June 20-22, 2018

About the Conference

Innovative and Inclusive Internationalization in Higher Education

Internationalization is becoming an increasingly more commercial and elitist endeavor, primarily focused on the flow of international students, scholars, and programs around the world, to the benefit of a small and privileged subset of stakeholders.

The inequity created by this phenomenon calls for a revised, more innovative and inclusive approach to internationalization. To this end, this event intends to create a platform for students, scholars, and practitioners to discuss ways to make this happen.

Why should you attend?

This event will bring together graduate students, key international higher education scholars, and senior international officers from different parts of the world.

The 2018 WES-CIHE Summer Institute offers exciting opportunities for:

  • Students and young professionals to present and discuss their research on internationalization in higher education with peers and academic and professional experts.
  • Established scholars and practitioners to contribute to the development of the next generation of internationalization experts.
  • All participants to engage in substantive discussions on innovative and inclusive internationalization.


  • Philip Altbach

    Philip G. Altbach

    Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education

  • Hans De Wit

    Hans De Wit

    Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education

  • Ellen Hazelkorn

    Ellen Hazelkorn

    Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)

  • Laura Rumbley

    Laura Rumbley

    Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education

Call for Student Proposals

Lead the conversation on inclusive and innovative internationalization by delivering a session at the 3rd annual WES-CIHE Summer Institute.

Student whose papers are selected for presentation will receive:

  • Waived registration fee
  • $250-$750 scholarship to help cover travel and accommodation costs
  • An option to secure accommodation in a Boston College residence, at a cost savings when compared to area hotels

Master’s and doctoral level students should submit their proposals by March 19th.

Event Location

Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
How to get to Boston College
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Below you will find a list of hotels near Boston College, some of which might offer discounts* to Boston College visitors (please mention “Boston College” during booking in case discounts are available).

For Students:
Affordable student accommodation on the Boston College campus will be available on a first-come/first served basis. Contact us at highered@bc.edu for more information on the possibility of securing on-campus accommodation.

Chestnut Hill Area Hotels

*Boston College rate available based on availability


Please email us at highered@bc.edu if you have any questions or comments.

Registration Fees:

Regular registration fee: $250 | Students: $100* (Student ID required)

* The fee is waived for students whose papers are selected for presentation.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, wheelchair access information, or if you have any dietary restrictions, please contact us at highered@bc.edu. Requests should be made by June 13, 2018.

Presented by:

World Education Services
World Education Services. is dedicated to helping people with international education achieve their higher education and professional goals by evaluating and advocating for the recognition of international education qualifications. Visit us at wes.org for more information.
Center for International Higher Education
CIHE was founded in 1995 to advance knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world through its research, publications, training programs, and advisory activities.