After growing up in a small town near Green Bay, Colleen Larsen expanded her world by teaching English in South Korea, Tanzania and Turkey.
But she didn’t let her wanderlust guide her when she decided to earn a master’s degree in international education. Instead she made a beeline for her American alma mater, UW-Madison, and the School of Education’s Global Higher Education (GHE) program.
As an undergraduate Larsen specialized in international relations and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). The academic strength, global focus, and close-knit communities of these programs led her to explore Global Higher Education, which offers a master’s of science in educational leadership and policy analysis in three semesters.
“I chose UW-Madison because it is one of the only schools that offers a global perspective within a higher education leadership degree,” she says. “Plus, relationships and community are very important to my learning. I could truly find that in the Global Higher Education program.”