MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education


MACIE, THE MASTER OF ARTS IN CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION  is an academic, research-oriented graduate program in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy (EFLP) at Bowling Green State University.

This is an exciting year for MACIE, as we welcome our first Fulbright Student Scholar, Mr. Pardis Rahimi from Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition, 2014 MACIE graduate Ms. Samantha Martin was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Research Grant to continue her study of the educative process of traditional healing in Java, Indonesia. And, for the third year in a row, MACIE will help host in Spring 2015 the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program, under the leadership of BGSU Professor Sharon Subreenduth. The TEA Program, managed by IREX and funded by the US Department of State, will bring 18 outstanding high school educators from around our globe to Bowling Green for six weeks of intensive academic and cultural experiences. 

The MACIE program offers students rigorous coursework with opportunities for collaborative, community service. We prepare our graduates to be effective leaders in cross-cultural and international education arenas. With a core curriculum in educational foundations, research methods, and a minor outside of Education, our students examine education issues from diverse perspectives in international, transnational, and global contexts. 

The program connects cultural and international understanding with educational theory and practice through a unique combination of courses from several disciplines at BGSU. Students construct the academic basis for their program from select courses in the College of Education and Human Development and other colleges on campus. The students then apply this academic foundation to a practical cross-cultural/ international internship experience. Students have participated in a variety of internships in formal and non-formal settings, including international sites in China, South Africa, Vietnam, Chile, Costa Rica and Belize, and domestically with Yup'ik students in Alaska, refugee organizations in Colorado, Washington and Texas, and Mexican migrant populations in Ohio. Students complete the MACIE program with comprehensive examinations or a master’s thesis.

Questions about MACIE? Contact Dr. Christopher Frey, MACIE Program Coordinator, at macie@bgsu.edu or +1 (419) 372-9549.