Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the 2016 Forum on Education Abroad Conference in Atlanta, GA from Aril 6-8, 2016 #ForumEA16

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Autism Awareness in Education Abroad - World Autism Awareness Day 2016


Today is World Autism Awareness Day and I wanted to highlight an important article that was published yesterday on the API Abroad Blog by Christie Johnson who is API’s Vice President for University Relations, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives and the proud mother of Evan – a 9 year-old wonderkid on the Autism spectrum!

The article entitled "Light the World Up Blue: Advocating for Autism Awareness in Education Abroad" is a good and important read for everyone working in the field of international education and you can access it on the API Abroad Blog here.

I've also been a big and longtime* fan of the work of Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and they have some great resources on Autism in their Resource Library which you can access here.



* Unknown fact: my first ever letter seeking employment in the field of international education was to MIUSA back in 1993!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fund for Education Abroad Diversifies Study Abroad with $150,000 in Scholarships - Meet the 2016-2017 FEA Scholarship Recipients

SPECIAL RELEASE:
2016-2017 FEA Scholarship Recipients


Fund for Education Abroad

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Scholars!
40% of awardees to study abroad on full academic year scholarships of $10,000.  


25 SCHOLARS
76% Minority -- 80% First Generation -- 48% Male
44% Community College (now or in the past)
88% non-traditional location -- 72% to study host country language

Sumurye Awani
BASAA Scholar 
Wellesley College
Senegal & Ghana
Eric Beeler
George Washington University
China & UK
 Fóx Cassius Bridges
Texas Scholar
University of North Texas
Osaka, Japan

 Michael Clark
Rainbow Scholar
CUNY-Manhattan
Uganda & Rwanda
  Alexus Cunningham
Benedict College
Singapore
  Nigel Dowling
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Minsk, Belarus 

Mayah El-Dehaibi
University of Pittsburgh
Italy
John Gabelus
BASAA Scholar
Boston College
Chile

Jenna Gallemore
PDX Abroad Scholar
Portland Community College
Chile

Lacey Gerdes
Northern Kentucky University
Japan
Amanda Grant
Minnesota Scholar
University of Minnesota
South Korea
Clyde Harper
BASAA Scholar
Elms College
Japan 

Tiffany Harper
North Carolina A&T State University
Ghana
Lukas Heaton
PDX Abroad Scholar
University of Oregon
Argentina
Jadiel Hernandez
Florida International University
Japan

Christian Illarraza
Colon
Florida International University
Turkey
Jakim Johnson
Harvey Mudd College
China
Kylie Kinion
Rainbow Scholar
Tulsa Community College
Japan

Grayson Pajkos
University of Illinois at Chicago
South Korea
Na-Yeon Park
Rutgers University
Taiwan
Cinderella Saavedra
Rainbow Scholar
New Mexico Highlands University
Czech Republic

Trijeet Sethi
Student Athlete Scholar 
University of S. Florida 
South Korea
Courtney Steele
University of Toledo
Japan
Lauren Yang
UCLA
Ghana
Yosita Yeerong
UC- Santa Barbara
Denmark

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring 2016 cohort of the Global Pro Institute is now open for enrollment

Back in November 2015 I posted here to IHEC Blog supporting the Global Pro Institute which was a new comprehensive professional development and training program for aspiring international education professionals and that I had signed up to be an affiliate.

Well, my wonderful colleague Brooke Roberts has just launched the second Global Pro Institute for Spring 2016 and based off of feedback from alumni of the Fall 2015 Global Pro Institute there are two options for you to choose from this spring if you are interested.

GPI Foundations - This is a self-study, self-guided version of the program. You'll get full access to all of the video lessons and materials for each of the six Foundations modules. On top of that, you'll be able to download all the PDF Workbooks, checklists, and calendars associated with each module. This is a GREAT option for anyone who just wants the content and doesn't feel they need the community, weekly/monthly coaching, master classes, etc.

GPI Mastery - This is the FULL PROGRAM EXPERIENCE! You'll get all the GPI Foundations modules, workbooks, checklists, and calendars PLUS 24/7 access in our online community, group coaching with Brooke and the Inside Study Abroad team, access to our full library of masterclass interviews, over 8 hours of resume critiques, 7+ hours of past group coaching call recordings....AND several other bonuses to enhance your experience.

Here's everything included in the Mastery (Full Program) experience:

  • Complete 6-module Foundations curriculum designed to help you gain an insider’s perspective of the field, grow your network, develop your personal brand, and rock your job search
  • Downloadable, action-oriented Career Roadmap including pro development activities, reflections, and checklists
  • 14 Masterclass interviews (and counting!) with established thought leaders in International Education and Meaningful Travel (with more being added each cohort) - I'm one of the Masterclass interviews
  • 6 Live weekly group coaching calls with Brooke and the GPI team
  • Lifetime access to the GPI curriculum including anything we add to the program
  • BONUS:  Private cohort and networking group on Facebook
  • BONUS:  Discounted NAFSA membership and national conference registration fees
  • BONUS: Exclusive invitation to all GPI real-world networking events
  • BONUS: On-going support via our year of monthly coaching calls with Brooke to continue your development and get ongoing feedback
  • BONUS: Access to 8+ hours of video resume and cover letter critiques!
  • BONUS: Access to all past group coaching call recordings - that's 7+ hours of invaluable coaching!

Brooke will also be offering some free training this week if you are interested

I'm a big fan of Brooke and I fully support what she is doing to help new international education professionals as they enter and navigate the field.  If you are interested in learning more you can link to the Global Pro Institute through my affiliate link here.