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International Higher Education & Intercultural Relations

Foster a mutual understanding and cultural awareness of our global community across educational and professional settings.

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Connect with culturally diverse populations

With a degree in International Higher Education & Intercultural Relations from Lesley University, you will view multiculturalism through a different lens than traditional international relations programs. Instead of focusing on macro political and economic issues, you’ll develop skills to facilitate intercultural interactions among people of diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

Potential career paths:

  • Conflict transformation and advocacy
  • International admissions and recruitment
  • Development and administration of study, work, and volunteer exchange
  • International programs in government, universities, or the private sector

This 36-credit master’s program curriculum offers an exciting balance of theoretical and experiential training in a culturally rich educational environment, with field-based work as an integral part of the curriculum. A required internship in the U.S. or abroad serves as the capstone to integrate your academic and professional experiences.

“My classes at Lesley helped me gain a nuanced understanding of what culture is. I’m able to recognize subtle cultural differences, and not take them for granted.”

Kwado Poku ‘09, Recruitment and Alumni Manager, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT, Cambridge, MA
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Professors, not graduate students, teach 100% of our classes. Among our faculty, 92% hold the highest degrees in their field of study.


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Study in the world capital of bold thinking and big ideas; the vibrant intellectual and cultural community of America’s biggest college town.

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Support breeds success

Our faculty put students first. When you come to Lesley, you’ll receive one-on-one support and mentorship from your professors throughout the program.

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