The Department of Educational Leadership Studies is committed to building global competencies in school leaders in the Commonwealth, the nation and internationally. Global economics and technological advances have changed the landscape of education, altered the way children learn and re-centered leadership. EDL has launched international initiatives that have brought together researchers and scholars from a broad array of disciplines to explore critical educational challenges of our day. These collaborative relationships have been facilitated by bi-lateral agreements between with international universities that focus on strengthening scholarly work through attracting international students, convening student-centered international conferences, faculty exchanges, conducting joint research activities and publications, participation in symposia seminars and academic meetings as well as hosting visiting international scholars. These activities contribute to enhancing international perspectives of next generation of educational leaders.