GHE Alumni and Students



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GHE Alumni and Students

(For more information, please contact Program Director Prof. Dr. Weijia Li.)

Read: What have GHE alumni said about the program?

What are GHE alumni doing now?

GHE 2016 graduation

Working ​in international higher education

  • Assistant Director of SEVIS Compliance, International Student Services, UW-Madison
  • Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, University of Texas Arlington​
  • International Admission Counselor, University of Virginia
  • Coordinator of Intensive English Institute of the Center for Global Engagement, Florida Atlantic University​
  • Study Abroad Advisor and Program Coordinator, Edgewood College
  • Enrollment Advisor and DSO, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Global Education Visa Officer, Spokane Falls Community College (Spokane, WA)
  • International Recruiter and Admissions Counselor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Program Coordinator, International Center, University of Michigan
  • Coordinator of Faculty-Directed Study Abroad Program, Arizona State University2018SpringGraduation_MelanieSteph
  • Program Coordinator, International Student Services, UW-Madison
  • International Student Advisor, International Student Services, UW-Madison
  • International Directions Advisor, Language Institute, UW-Madison
  • Director of California International Studies Project, Sonoma State University (California)
  • International Admissions/Recruiter, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • International Education Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Richland
  • Language and Culture Advisor, INTO, Drew University , New Jersey
  • Executive Director, Africa Global Education Link
  • Education Program Coordinator, Kaplan International, Washington DC
  • Coordinator for Education Sector, UNESCO Beijing Office (China)
  • International Education Coordinator, International Campus of Beijing No. 4 High School (China)
  • International Partnerships Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

Working in higher education administration

  • Director, Office of Student Success, Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Director of Educational Services, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UW-Madison
  • Admission and Enrollment Manager, Graduate Programs Office, University of Wisconsin Law School​
  • Admissions Counselor, Office of Admissions and Recruitment, UW-Madison
  • Assistant Director of Admissions, Denison University
  • Academic Advisor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
  • Academic Advisor, College of Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Professional Learning Coordinator, WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research
  • Lecturer, Srinakharinwirot University (Thailand)
  • Administrator at Chancellor's Office, Shenzhen Graduate School of the Peking University (China)Jiayao_AERA

Pursuing Ph.D. degree in Education

  • Ph.D. Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison (4 students)
  • Ph.D. Student, University of Texas at Austin (2 students)
  • Ph.D. Student, University of Florida (2 students)
  • Ph.D. Student, Florida State University
  • Ph.D. Student, University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D. Student, The State University of New York at Buffalo

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Who are we?

The GHE 2018 cohort​ has 15 students, ​among them 10 domestic students who all had international experience, and 5 international students from countries such as China, Turkey, and Kazakhstan. ​It is very important for us to have students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds who bring their various global perspectives and personal experiences with other countries' higher education to the program.  

Educational Backgrounds

Students in the GHE program are not required to have taken education-related courses in the past. Our current students have a variety of training backgrounds, including bachelor’s degrees in English, Foreign Languages, Psychology, Sociology, Chinese, History, International Relations, International Studies or Global Studies. Many of our domestic students and international students have traveled or studied abroad, therefore GHE students have the "common language", the shared global consciousness, the common interest in international higher education already at the beginning of their program.

Work Experience

Some of our students entered the master’s program immediately following their undergraduate education, and others have years of work experiences. Prior to joining the GHE program, some of our students taught English as a second language; or worked using their language skills in Chinese, Spanish, German, French, or Portuguese; held residence life, advising or administrative positions at higher education institutions in the US or abroad; or traveled and volunteered abroad.

Goals and Aspirations

Our current students have a variety of aspirations and goals beyond the GHE program. Some wish to help other students access and pursue study abroad opportunities or help with providing services to international students in the United States. Others hope to use their knowledge in a teaching or student affairs capacity, or to potentially apply for doctoral programs in a related field. Some students will use the GHE program to learn more about career opportunities and trends in ​international higher education.  

For more information, please contact
Program Director Prof. Dr. Weijia Li
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
University of Wisconsin-Madison
253F Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

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