International Scholarships in Higher Education

Pathways to Social Change

  • Joan R. Dassin
  • Robin R. Marsh
  • Matt Mawer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Landscape

  3. Investing in Individuals

  4. The Dynamics of Return

  5. Understanding Outcomes

  6. Looking to the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Joan R. Dassin, Robin R. Marsh, Matt Mawer
      Pages 369-388
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 389-407

About this book


This book maps and analyzes the multiple pathways from international scholarships to positive social change. It brings together the contributions of academic researchers, evaluators, and scholarship professionals from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the US, Europe, and Australia to create a dialogue on the present and future of international scholarship programs. The issues addressed in this volume include the alignment between scholarships and other development oriented education programs; the complexities of selecting ‘leaders’; the dynamics of returning home and concerns about brain drain; and the state of knowledge and research on long-term outcomes of international scholarships with social change aims. The book is intended for readers from higher education, practitioner, and policy communities around the world, and especially for those who work at the nexus of higher education and development.


exchange programs international education social change scholarship programs Fulbright and Commonwealth Scholars programs

Editors and affiliations

  • Joan R. Dassin
    • 1
  • Robin R. Marsh
    • 2
  • Matt Mawer
    • 3
  1. 1.Heller School for Social Policy and ManagementBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaInstitute for the Study of Societal IssuesBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.The Association of Commonwealth UniversitiesLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62733-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62734-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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