Cheyenne Boyce

Director of Program Development

Prior to joining the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, Cheyenne worked for and participated in a variety of programs designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and international education. She was a 2017 Critical Language Scholarship recipient and studied Bahasa Indonesia in Malang, Indonesia. Cheyenne was also awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2015 and served as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Malaysia. As an ETA, Cheyenne founded a Multicultural Club at her school and designed and facilitated a cultural exchange program for her students in Kedah, Malaysia, with students from a partner school in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Additionally, in 2016 Cheyenne served as a program assistant for the Indonesia U.S. Youth Leadership Program, which worked to promote peace education and cross-cultural understanding between students from Indonesia and the United States. Cheyenne’s research interests focus on the evaluation and utilization of peace education and cultural exchange programs in communities experiencing post-conflict ethnic tension. Cheyenne received her master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service in 2017 and her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Spelman College in 2014.

“Working at the CIUS Center has given me an opportunity to turn my passion for travel and cultural exchange into a career! There’s nothing better than connecting people across languages, backgrounds, and cultures and realizing that at the end of the day, we aren’t so different after all.”