Friday, August 3, 2018

"Building Bridges: Developing Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad" a Chicagoland Area Workshop at Concordia University Chicago on August 14th from 1:00-5:00pm

Building Bridges: Developing Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 from 1-5pm
Location: Concordia University Chicago Christopher Center
Address: 7400 Augusta St. River Forest, IL 60305

Join CUC and International Studies Abroad for an afternoon conversation on diversity and inclusion in education abroad. Topics include U.S. higher education demographic trends with a special focus on Chicago, integrating student development theories, identifying historic barriers to education abroad and examining social identities and intersectionality in education abroad. We'll conclude with an open discussion and strategize ways to move forward on this important topic.

For parking: Visitors are encouraged to use lot 3 shown or University Parking Structure (next to lot5) on CUC's campus map: If you are planning to drive, please contact Shelly Alfaro at to obtain a parking pass.

If you have any questions please email: Shelly Alfaro at

Sunday, July 22, 2018

3-2 victory !!

On his 13th birthday my son (with my wife) flew to Barcelona, Spain for fĂștbol/soccer games, training and exploring (more on this later). He played 4 games yesterday (2 games each at U13 and U14 levels).

The following is a photo and text message his coach sent to the parent WhatsApp group distribution list:

A proud father I am!  Great example of sports diplomacy! The international education researcher in me can't help but to think deeply about the impact this experience will have on all of those boys in that photo, Spanish boys in green & my son's team in white.

Friday, July 6, 2018

"Tough. Jog on." - Well done University of Reading!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Director of International Student and Scholar Services open position at Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago has opened a search for a Director of International Student and Scholar Services and the position description has posted to the Careers at Columbia College Chicago page at

After reading the position description, I encourage prospective applicants to peruse the Columbia College Chicago website at to learn more about the College and what we’re all about.

Monday, June 11, 2018

GoFundMe Initiative to bring Youth Soccer/Futbol Teams from Colombia and Guatemala to Chicago this Summer for the KICS Cup

All funds raised by this GoFundMe initiative will be split between the team from Colombia and the team from Guatemala!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Live Streaming Now: Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security

Live Streaming just started 2:45pm EST
Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security
Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
DATE: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
TIME: 02:30 PM
LOCATION: Dirksen Senate Office Building 226
PRESIDING: Senator Cornyn

Sunday, June 3, 2018

JFK at 20 and his 1937 Adventure Through Europe

Link to the "Jack and Lem’s Excellent European Adventure, Summer 1937The National Archives JFK Libraries Archives Blog An Inside Look article by Maryrose Grossman, Audiovisual Reference Archivist is available via the embedded tweet below: