2022 WES-CIHE Summer Institute Virtual Conference| June 1-3, 2022

Are you a graduate student or early career researcher, interested in questions related to higher education internationalization?

If so, please join us at the 2022 WES-CIHE Summer Institute!

Every year, the WES-CIHE Summer Institute – an annual academic conference, co-hosted by the world-renowned Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) and World Education Services (WES) – brings together graduate students, early career researchers, seasoned professionals, and senior scholars from around the world in a forum which supports the development of new ideas and helps to build bridges, both between peers and between newer and more experienced researchers in the field.

The Summer Institute offers exciting opportunities for:

  • Students and young professionals to present and discuss their research with peers and to receive feedback on their work from academic and professional experts from around the world
  • Participants to engage in substantive discussions about innovative and inclusive internationalization
  • Established scholars and practitioners to contribute to the development of the next generation of scholar-practitioners

Conference Theme: Innovative and Inclusive Internationalization in Higher Education

Internationalization has been closely connected with change and innovation – less so with inclusion. That may be shifting as higher education institutions confront the COVID-19 pandemic and other complex external dynamics, including migration (forced or otherwise), political pressures, and shifting international relations.

Against this backdrop, innovative and inclusive approaches to internationalization offer possibilities for transforming individuals, institutions, and systems of higher education in meaningful ways. These approaches layer on top of the transformational goals of many national and institutional internationalization initiatives: enhanced quality, expanded learning opportunities, and engagement with new and different stakeholders.


The 2022 Institute will be held in an entirely virtual format, building on the success of the 2021 Summer Institute, which featured presenters and expert speakers from more than 15 countries around the world.

The Summer Institute combines individual paper presentations, panel discussions with expert speakers and opportunities for group discussion and networking for participants and presenters. Events will be scheduled across the three-day period of the conference, in order to accommodate participants from as many time zones as possible. A more detailed program will be available in Spring 2022.

Call For Papers

Any graduate student or early career professional is invited to participate in the 2022 WES-CIHE Summer Institute. Participants who wish to participate should submit a 1,000-word paper representing original research relevant to the conference theme of “innovative and inclusive internationalization in higher education.”

Selected papers will be featured in the 2022 Summer Institute program and will also be considered for publication in a future edition of CIHE Perspectives.

To apply:

  • Interested participants must submit the following:
    • 1,000 word paper (exclusive of references);
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Applications must be received by March 31, 2022

Selected participants will be informed by April 15. A final version of the Summer Institute program will be available online by May 15.

In order to submit a paper, please register using the form below. You will then receive further instructions about how to submit your proposal.

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