Aloha! The year 2017 proves to be another busy one for International and Special Programs at the COE. Read on for recent activities.

COE welcomes three new visiting scholars in Fall 2017

The College is privileged to welcome three new visiting scholars this Fall 2017. Lorraine Reinbold of Hakuoh University (Japan) will be working with Dr. Brook Chapman de Sousa at the School of Teacher Education engaging in field observation for language acquisition and pedagogy. Meanwhile, Dr. Le Ha Phan is hosting Dr. Meng Liu from Yangzhou University (China) who will also be looking at English language education in the context of the internationalization of higher education. Finally, Dr. Yae Kusuda of Yokohama City University (Japan) is hosted by Dr. JoAnn Yuen and Dr. Patricia Morissey at the Center on Disability Studies, conducting research on people with disabilities in the labor market.  Stay tuned for their profiles to appear on the Visiting Scholars Program page!

STEMS^2 conducts pilot workshop for University of Tsukuba Elementary School students

From August 21 to 25, over 2-hour workshops across 5 days, 24 fourth and fitfth grade students from University of Tsukuba’s Elementary School participated in a project-based learning robotics workshop alongside 22 of their counterparts from Voyager Charter Public School.

Zhejiang University returns for second Summer Program hosted by COE

The College recently hosted the second annual delegation of 13 students and 3 faculty administrators from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China August 5 to 14, 2017.  Click on this news story link to read about the partnership

COE signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Teachers College at National Chiayi University

On May 18th, Dr. Xu Di of COE’s Department of Educational Foundations represented the College in an MOU signing ceremony to formalize the new partnership between the Teachers College at National Chiayi University in Taiwan and COE. Both sides are currently discussing potential projects and opportunities for faculty and student exchange between the two institutions.

If you are interested to learn more and be involved, send a quick email to Nezia Azmi at We’re always looking for faculty to serve as program liaisons as well as student volunteers looking to gain some experience and exposure to international activities.

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