GSEHD offers students a wide array of programs to choose from, but what unites our students is each program’s commitment to make a difference. Through courses, partnerships, internships, and study abroad programs, GSEHD students actively use their studies to be of service to marginalized and underserved communities.

Student Features on EdFix

EdFix is GSEHD’s official podcast hosted by Dean Michael Feuer. EdFix aims to open the conversation about the practice and promise of education, as well as tackle some of education’s most complex issues through discussions with researchers, practitioners, policymakers. Amongst regular guests on EdFix are GSEHD students who are using their research and studies to work towards positive and inclusive changes in the realm of education.

Episode 4: "He looks like me!" How a Book Club for Boys Inspired a Culture of Reading at a D.C. School In 2010, only 20% of the students at D.C.’s Truesdell Education Campus could read on grade level. Eight years later, more than 87% can read on or above grade level--and they love reading! How did this school turn it around? Principal Mary Ann Stinson and Assistant Principal Michael Redmond II, both GSEHD doctoral students, share their creative strategies, data-driven approach, and unwavering commitment to closing the opportunity gap in their school community.

Students Making a Difference

GSEHD Student Devin Thomas Performs in Military Band

GSEHD student and U.S. Army Sergeant, Devin Thomas (master's, Educational Technology Leadership), performed as part of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) International Band, the official musical representative of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He can be seen in this video at 2:01.

Azerbaijani Cultural Celebration at the Textile Museum

GSEHD doctoral student Chilanay Safarli (Human and Organizational Learning) from Azerbaijan collaborated with GW's International Services Office (ISO) to organize the Azerbaijani Cultural Celebration at the GW Museum and Textile Museum. GSEHD doctoral student and ISO Director Jennifer Donaghue (Higher Education Administration) offered the welcome remarks. Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United States, Elin Suleymanov and Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora, Fuad Muradov gave speeches as well. The event included a presentation about the Azerbaijani culture by Chilanay and GW student Yashar Aliyev, an opportunity to taste Azerbaijani food, a dance performance by children from Azerbaijani School at Georgetown, and a chance to see the Azerbaijani carpet exhibition at the Textile Museum.

The event was covered by Azerbaijani media.

Master's Students Nichole Hutchins and Rujjares Hans Lead Middle School Students

GSEHD master's students Nichole Hutchins and Rujjares Hans (both in the International Education Program) are leading six D.C. middle school students at the Saint Thomas More Catholic Academy (STM), with the assistance of STM Social Studies teacher, Randall Carter, in a Pilot Global Storytelling Challenge focused on telling stories about health from an international perspective. From October to December 2018, Nichole and Rujjares have been meeting with their elementary school students for 1.5 hours weekly to learn, plan and ultimately perform before a live audience two compelling stories about an international issue that affects health.

Photo courtesy: Learning Life educational project


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The ARC is an open and inclusive space for underrepresented students to create community, discuss issues and share personal experiences. The Arc strives empowers underrepresented populations by honoring their individual experiences, facilitate educational opportunities and conversations for the GSEHD community, and affirm and celebrate the unique nature of our students.
The GSEHD PRIME logo Partners + Relationships = International Meaningful Experiences (GSEHD PRIME) was launched in order to build connections and friendships between GSEHD's international and domestic students. The purpose of the program is to provide incoming international students with a support network to help with their transition to DC and life as a graduate student, while at the same time providing domestic students the opportunity to learn about other cultures, explore DC, and connect to the GSEHD community.