Saturday, February 18, 2017

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the AIEA 2017 Annual Conference #AIEA2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Very welcome sign from the U.S. Department of State

Very welcome sign from the U.S. Department of State as they are continuing to issue Media Notes from the Office of the Spokesperson on international educational and cultural exchanges.
See "U.S. Entrepreneurs Travel to Latin America and the Caribbean for YLAI Reverse Exchange Program" from today [Feb. 15, 2017] at

2017 GoAbroad Innovation Awards is now accepting nominations!

Please visit the Innovation Awards website to learn more about the award categories:

Nomination forms are available at:

All nominations should be submitted no later than 11:59pm MST on Monday, April 3, 2017

Photo: My daughter age 13 on middle school service learning
trip to Ecuador

Monday, February 13, 2017

Go Overseas Petition Asking Congress to Oppose Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Go Overseas is collecting signatures through February 17, 2017 and on February 20 they will hand deliver them to a member of Congress in Washington, DC.  You can learn more via the Go Overseas website here.

Go Overseas is also donating $5,000 to the ACLU to help them fight against these new policies.

If you oppose President Trump's executive order on immigration and wish to sign their petition you can do so here.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Registration for the Global Pro Institute (GPI) is now open!

I’m a huge fan of Brooke Roberts!  Have been for many years!  She is a leading mind in the field of international education and what it takes to enter and be successful in the field of international education and meaningful travel!  This is why I’m supporting and promoting The Global Pro Institute (GPI) which Brooke developed and has successfully carried out over the past few years. 

The Global Pro Institute is a online professional development and training program for aspiring and emerging professionals. Through six comprehensive modules with multiple video training lessons in each, Brooke teaches you how to establish your brand, build your body of work, and create a network of meaningful professional relationships - all while learning from an international education insider on how this field and industry really work.

NOTE: This is the final LIVE round of the Global Pro Institute experience. After Friday (February 3rd), The Global Pro Institute will remain open for enrollment but the group coaching calls and other bonuses will no longer be available. So this is the last chance to get direct coaching from her in a cohort setting!

If you or someone you know is eager to begin a career in international education, the Global Pro Institute is the perfect launchpad to learn about the industry and break into the field.

You can browse the entire Global Pro Institute curriculum and enroll here.


* 6 WEEKLY MODULES OF CORE GLOBAL PRO CONTENT: Over 22 hours of in-depth training and content with quick win action items and long term professional strategies.

* COMPREHENSIVE GPI ROADMAP GUIDE to help you brainstorm, track, and take action on everything you learn in the program.

* EXCLUSIVE MASTERCLASS INTERVIEWS with thought-leaders and experts on all areas of the field including: Troy Peden, Mark Lenhart, Jennifer Engel, Katie Roller, Kate Moore, Angela Manginelli, Jason Kinnear, David Comp (Me!), Mitch Gordon, and many others (with more to come!)

* WEEKLY LIVE VIDEO GROUP COACHING [Disappears on Friday!] with Brooke your global career coach. She has over 10 years of experience in many areas of the field from study abroad advisor, to office director, to senior VP, to entrepreneur. In these calls. you can ask her anything and get specific advice on how to leverage your knowledge, skills, and experience to launch your career in international education. [NOTE: After this final LIVE round of GPI, these regular coaching calls go away!]

* PRIVATE NETWORKING COMMUNITY - In the private GPI group, you’ll be able to share articles, ask questions, meet GPI participants near you, vent your frustrations, get a pep talk - whatever you need. It’s a tight community and we have examples of new friendships, professional collaborations, and even conference room sharing buddies springing up from this group.

* 5+ HOURS OF RECORDED VIDEO RESUME & COVER LETTER REVIEWS - Create amazing application materials and learn from Brooke’s feedback on over 25 resumes and cover letters to date. These reviews plus the comprehensive resume and cover letter training in Module 6 will have your application materials shining!

* EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO REAL-WORLD GPI NETWORKING EVENTS: You’ll be a VIP to Brooke’s networking events at conferences and events throughout the year. Get ready for a lot of introductions, fun photo ops, and getting to know your fellow GPI members IRL.

Disclaimer:  I am an affiliate of The Global Pro Institute 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Running List of University/College and Higher Education Organization/Association Responses to President Trump's Executive Order Entitled "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals" Issued January 27, 2017

Click on organization/association or institution name to read statement.  New organizations/associations and institutions being added as identified.

President Trump Executive Order, January 27, 2017

Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals 

State oversight of public universities is prominent in decision of order Denying Stay 02/09/2017 (see pages 9-12):
"... schools have a mission of “global engagement” and rely on such visiting students, scholars, and faculty to advance their educational goals" (p. 10)


DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the
United States; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
TILLERSON, Secretary of State; JOHN
F. KELLY, Secretary of the
Department of Homeland Security;

Motion for Stay of an Order of the

United States District Court for the
Western District of Washington
James L. Robart, District Judge, Presiding
Argued and Submitted February 7, 2017
Filed February 9, 2017
Before: William C. Canby, Richard R. Clifton, and Michelle T. Friedland, Circuit Judges
Key Pleadings in Minnesota vs. the United States Relating to the Travel Ban
--------------------amici curiae (“friends of the court”) brief in Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al. filed by 17 major research universities on February 13, 2017
-------------------- ~900 U.S. Department of State Officials Sign Dissent Channel

Resource:  We Stand with Our Students

Petition:  Go Overseas petition asking Congress to oppose Trump’s executive order on immigration Petition:  Academics Against Immigration Executive Order

Petition:  In Solidarity with People Affected by the ‘Muslim Ban’: Call for an Academic Boycott of International Conferences held in the US
Petition:  Higher Education Against Muslim Ban Executive Order []

Survey:  Professional International Education Resources Executive Order Survey

#WeAreInternational campaign

#YouAreWelcomeHere campaign

U.S. Colleges and Universities

American Council on Education (ACE) and Institutions [February 3, 2017]
American Council on Education (ACE) and 46 Associations [January 31, 2017]
Letter to President Trump from 48 College and University Presidents

Adelphi University

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Amherst College
Appalachian State University
Arcadia University
Auburn University
Augsburg College
Babson College
Ball State University
Bard College
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Barnard College
Bates College
Baylor University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Bentley University
Bethel College 
Binghamton University
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University and Brandeis Department of Mathematics
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University
California Institute of Technology
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Northridge
California State University System
Capital Community College
Carleton College
Carlow University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University and Case Western Reserve Faculty Senate
Central Michigan University
Champlain College
Chatham University
Chestnut Hill College
City University of New York
Clark State Community College
Clemson University
Cleveland State University and Cleveland State University Faculty Senate
Colby College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
College of William & Mary
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Community College of Allegheny County 
Community College of Rhode Island
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dakota State University
Dallas County Community College District
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
DePauw University
DePaul University
Des Moines University
Dickinson College
Dominican University
Drake University
Drexel University and Faculty of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Duke University
Duquesne University
Earlham College
East Carolina University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern University
Eckerd College
Edmonds Community College
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabethtown College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Institution of Technology, State University of New York (SUNY) 
Ferris State University
Florida International University
Florida State University
Foothill College
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgetown University
George Mason University
George Washington University and GWU Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Goddard College
Grand Valley State University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Heidelberg University
Hilbert College
Hiram College
Houston Community College
Humboldt State University
Hunter College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Indiana University
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Jewish Theological Seminary
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Kalamazoo College
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Knox College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Le Moyne College
Lehigh University and Lehigh Office of International Affairs
Lewis University
Louisiana State University of Alexandria
Louisiana Tech University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynchburg College 
Macalester College
Madison College
Manhattan College
Marquette University
Marshall University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marywood University
Maryville College 
Menlo College
Meredith College
Mercy College
Metropolitan State University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Minnesota State University Mankato
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri State University
Montgomery College
Monmouth University
Montana State University
Montclair State University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
New Mexico State University
New York Institute of Technology
New York University and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Newbury College
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Illinois University
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwestern University
Northwestern State University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Nova Southeastern University
Oakland University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University [Arabic version] and [Chinese version] and [Spanish version]
Pace University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Oaks College
Pacific University
Park University
Pennsylvania State University
Pfeiffer University 
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Portland State University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Radford University
Ramapo College
Red Rocks Community College
Regis University
Resurrection University
Rice University
Richland College, Dallas County Community College District
Ripon College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rockefeller University
Roosevelt University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers University - Newark
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary's College
Saint Michael's College
Saint Xavier University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
Santa Clara University
Santa Fe College
Santa Monica College
Saybrook University
School for International Training (SIT) and SIT Graduate Institute
Seattle University
Seattle Pacific University
Seton Hall University
Seton Hill University
Sewnee: The University of the South
Simmons College
Smith College
Sonoma State University
South Dakota State University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Catherine University
St. John's University
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis University
St. Olaf College
St. Thomas University
Stanford University
State University of New York, Buffalo State
State University of New York (SUNY) System
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
TCS Education System
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University  and TCU Department of English
Texas Tech University
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The College of New Jersey
The College of Saint Rose
The Colleges of Law
Towson University
Trinity College
Trocaire College
Troy University [news article with statement]
Truman State University
Tufts University
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas Fayetteville
University of Buffalo
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California System
University of California Hastings College of the Law
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago and Letter to President Trump and Update on Support
University of Cincinnati 
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Denver
University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Connecticut [Jan. 28] and Additional Statement [Feb 2]
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hawai'i
University of Idaho
University of Illinois System
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland and UofM, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
University of Massachusetts System
University of Memphis
University of Michigan and UofM School of Social Work
University of Michigan Dearborn
University of Minnesota
Univesity of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Missouri System
University of Montana
University of Nebraska System
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico
University of Notre Dame
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of North Carolina System
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland 
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina (Tweet from President)
University of South Dakota
University of South Florida System
University of Southern California
University of Southern Indiana
University of St. Thomas
University of Tennessee 
University of Texas Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas System
University of the Sciences
University of Toledo
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington and University of Washington International Student Services
University of Washington, Brothell
University of West Florida
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Wyoming
University System of Georgia
University System of Maryland
Utah State University
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Xavier University
Wake Forest University
Walsh College
Washington and Lee University
Washington University
Washington State University
Wayne State University
Webster University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western Illinois University
Western Kentucky University
Western Michigan University
Western Washington University
Wichita State University
Willamette University
Williams College
Wilson College
Wittenberg University
Wofford College
Wright State University
Yale University

Schools known to have issued statements to campus community but statement not known to be available online

Bloomfield College
Boise State University
Central State University
Clarkson University
Kirkwood Community College
Louisiana State University
Luther College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Providence College
St. Norbert College
SUNY Polytechnic University
University of Wisconsin System
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Wheaton College

Non-U.S. Universities

American University of Beirut
McGill University (Tweet from Provost)
McMaster University
Memorial University
Queen's University
Simon Fraser University
Trinity College Dublin [repost of European Universities Association statement]
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Cambridge
University of Exeter
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of New South Wales Sydney
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Warwick
Western University

Higher Education Organizations and Associations [U.S. & Global]

Letter from 151 organizations

AACSB International

African Studies Association
Alliance for International Exchange
American Academy of Religion
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
American Chemical Society
American College of Physicians
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Folklore Society
American Historical Association

American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)
American Musicological Society
American Philosophical Association
American Political Science Association
American Schools of Oriental Research
American Society for Environmental History
American Society of International Law
American Sociological Association

American Translators Association
Association for Asian Studies
Association for Jewish Studiess
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) 
Association of American Law Schools
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Association of American Universities (AAU)
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Canadian Association of Geographers
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Committee of Concerned Scientists (CCS)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
European Universities Association
Federation for the Humanities &amp; Social Science
Forum on Education Abroad
German Studies Association
Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
Institute for Advanced Study
Institute for Higher Education Policy (Tweet)
International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC) 
International Association of Universities (IAU)
International Center for Medieval Art
International Council for Science (ICSU) 
International Educators of Illinois (IEI)
International Studies Association (ISA)
Medieval Academy of America
Middle East Studies Association of North America
NAFSA: Association of International Educators and NAFSA Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Order
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
National Communication Association
Scholars at Risk
Shakespeare Association of America
Society of Biblical Literature
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society for Classical Studies
Society for Ethnomusicology
Society of Biblical Literature
Society of Architectural Historians
Society of Dance History Scholars

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association, EnglishUSA, and UCIEP Joint Statement
The Rabbinical Assembly
United World Colleges (International)
Universities Australia
Universities Canada
University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP)
University Council for Educational Administration

Higher Education Organizations and Associations known to have issued statements but statement not known to be available online
Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR)

International Education Providers and Related Companies
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
AFS Intercultural Programs
CET Academic Programs
Global Experiences
Go Overseas
Seminars International
World Educational Services (WES)

Other Education Entities

Guilford County Board of Education [link to news article]
San Francisco Unified School District

A big thanks goes out to many colleagues across the globe who provided links to statements but I want to especially thank Marty Tillman (@tillman_marty) of Global Career Compass for his support with this effort and all of his help in locating additional statements. Much appreciated!