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Asmaa Elsayed


Asmaa Elsayed is a doctoral student in Global Studies in Education in the College of Education at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Asmaa earned her Master of Arts degree in International Development from American University’s School of International Service in Washington D.C., and her Master of Education degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been working in the international education field for the past ten years. Asmaa enjoys reading & writing, classic music, vegan food, and travelling. She led the New Zealand Study Abroad Program with the College of Education (summer 2019). For more information please, visit:

Research Interests

Emancipatory Transformative Lifelong Learning For Healing, Resilience, and Holistic Well-Being.


Courses Taught

  • Education Abroad
  • Qualitative Inquiry Methods
  • Diversity in Higher Education
  • Education and Human Rights
  • Researching Global Education
  • Technology and Educational Reform 
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Strategic Human Resource Development

Additional Campus Affiliations

Illinois Scholars at Risk Program (ISAR) Committee