Saturday, February 1, 2020

We met while on the same study abroad program in Valladolid, Spain during Spring Semester 1991

Today marks 29 years of being together as a couple with my wife! This is us in mid-February 1991 on top of the Alcázar de Segovia in Spain!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Higher Education Institutional & Organizational Policies/Statements on Academic Travel to China Related to 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus)

Click on the name of each institution or education abroad provider to read current statements/policies on academic travel to China.  This list does not include institutions or programs that have indicated that they currently do not have students, faculty or staff in China.

Letter from CDC's Travel Health Branch to U.S. college and university student health centers and international study abroad program offices

"Coronavirus Critical Resources" via NAFSA at

"These airlines have suspended flights to and from China" CNN Article

Following are two resources that I find very helpful in putting 2019-nCoV in perspective and I thank Mark Ashwill of Capstone Vietnam for putting them on my radar:

1. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that so far this season, there have been at least 15 million flu illnesses for the 2019-2020 season, 140,000 hospitalizations and 8,200 deaths in the U.S. The CDC reports there have been 54 reported flu-related pediatric deaths this season from Influenza B viruses." via

2. Mapping of 2019-nCoV Global Cases (by Johns Hopkins CSSE): and 

If your institution or organization has released a policy/statement on academic travel to China and it's not on the list please let me know either via comment on this post or via email at

Institutions of Higher Education
Agnes Scott College
American University
Arizona State University
Asbury University
Baldwin Wallace University
Baylor University
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bowling Green State University
Brenau University
Brown University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Case Western Reserve University
Clark University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
Columbia University
Cornell University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duke Kunshan University
Emory University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Florida State University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Hamilton College, Associated Colleges in China
Harvard University (2)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University
Iowa State University
Kent State University
Miami University
Middlebury College (2)
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
NYU Shanghai
Oberlin College and Conservatory
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Portland State University
Princeton University (2)
Providence College
Rutgers University
SOAS University of London
Southern Methodist University 
Suffolk University 
Temple University
Texas A&M
Texas State University
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University
Thomas Jefferson University
Towson University
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of California, Davis (2)
University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
University of California San Francisco
University of Calgary
University of Canterbury 
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
University of Illinois
University of Kentucky (2)
University of Leeds
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst (2)
University of Miami
University of Michigan (2)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Southern Indiana
University of the Arts London
University of the Pacific
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of Texas
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Western University
Wright State University
Yale University

Education Abroad Providers
AFS Intercultural Programs
CAPA: The Global Education Network
Cultural Vistas
Semester at Sea
The Beijing Center
USAC (2)

Institutions and Programs Suspending, Delaying or have issued a statement on Academic Programs & Travel to China as reported by the Press or email/listserv announcements.  Working to find official statements and will update as discovered.
Amherst College
Arcadia University
Ball State University
Berlin Free University
Berlin Institute of Technology
Boren Awards
Boston College
Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Carnegie Mellon University
College of Charleston
Dublin City University
Elon University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgia Tech University
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University
Iowa State University
Lehigh University
Macalester College
Maynooth University
Medical University of South Carolina
Mercer University
Miami University
Missouri State University
Montana University System
New Mexico State University
Purdue University
Saginaw Valley State University
Salem State University
Simmons University
St. Clair College
St. Louis University
St. Mary’s University School of Law
Syracuse University
Taylor University
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
The Asia Institute
Trinity College Dublin
Troy University
TU Dublin
University of Alberta
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
University of British Columbia
University College Cork
University of Florida
University of Iowa
University of Louisville
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - See statement posted in comment section below
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Regina
University of Rhode Island (2)
University of South Carolina
University of Tulsa
University of Windsor
University System of Georgia
Washington State University
Western Kentucky University

Secondary Schools & Provider Programs
AFS Intercultural Programs (also included above)
Edmonton Public Schools
School Year Abroad
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Statements from Chinese Institutions
Peking University
Tongji University (2) (3) (4)

Statements from Programs in Countries other than China
Associated Kyoto Program

World Health Organization

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Two NAFSA TLS Opportunities

o   International Leadership Opportunity
Join the new Emerging Scholar-Practitioner Working Group (deadline Jan. 15, 2020)
TLS is developing a new working group devoted to enhancing support and resources for emerging scholar-practitioners! The Emerging Scholar - Practitioner Working Group will develop and implement a strategy to update the current resources and supports available to emerging scholar-practitioners at, as well as other opportunities to better support and engage graduate students at all levels! Graduate students, faculty, staff, practitioners, and anyone else interested are invited to apply here.
è Apply to join: Application Form (deadline Jan. 15)

o   Innovative Research Award Opportunity
Submit applications/nominations for the TLS Innovative Research in International Education Award (deadline Feb. 1, 2020)
This TLS award celebrates new and innovative research with potential or demonstrated impact in the field of international education. Submit an article or chapter of an edited book for consideration for the 2020 award!
è Apply for the award: Application Form (deadline Feb. 1)
è Nominate a colleague: Nomination Form (deadline Feb. 1)

Friday, October 18, 2019

Looking for Annotated Bibliographies on Education Abroad Related Topics?

...then look no further!  You can access (almost) all that I have compiled or have been involved with via the following NAFSA webpage:

Happy Researching!  (Yes, I know some of the links need updating! I can't solve that at the moment!)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Open Position: Director, Education Abroad – Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is looking for a highly motivated and results driven person to join our team! Under the broad direction of the Assistant Provost for Global Education, the Director of Education Abroad designs and develops study abroad opportunities, exchange programs and faculty-led study abroad programs. The Director manages all aspects of the operations of the Office of Education Abroad, such as advising, risk management, communication, program marketing and timely and accurate records and data management. This position focuses on increased participation, curriculum integration, enhancement of services, including incorporating of technology, and expansion of diversity and inclusion. The role interfaces with students and their families, faculty and staff, and external partners.

To learn more about Columbia College Chicago please visit:
To access the full job description and application link please visit: