|Boston College in the snow|
As for me, this has been a great place to spend a week (despite initially Arctic temperatures!) and I've been delighted to have the opportunity to get to know the Center and its staff better (particularly Prof Emeritus Philip Altbach, Hans himself and Associate Director Laura Rumbley).
For anyone considering this type of overseas trip during your PhD, I can highly recommend it. Not only was I able to give a lunchtime seminar on the early findings of my research and get some great feedback from a very different audience (see flyer below), but I was also invited to guest lecture in a Comparative and International Higher Education doctoral class, an exceedingly rare opportunity for someone studying in a country with no coursework component to the PhD!
Now it's off to Montreal to attend a Universities Canada international meeting and the Association for International Education Administrators (AIEA) conference. Only four more presentations to go, so more on that in a subsequent post!