Monday, July 12, 2010

Free Hands-on Workshop Focusing on Diversity in International Education

Last Tuesday, Kerry Geffert from the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) posted to SECUSS-L about an upcoming and important workshop on diversity in international education that I think many IHEC Blog readers will find of interest.  I have copied and pasted the majority of Kerry’s post to SECUSS-L below with his permission:
The American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) and Diversity Abroad cordially invite you to attend a unique hands-on workshop focusing on Diversity in International Education.

The event will be held on Tuesday September 21st at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and will be co-sponsored by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

This is a free workshop with a generous grant provided by the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation. Participation is limited to study abroad advisors and study abroad directors. The event will start at 10am, include lunch with an address given by a prominent speaker in the field and will conclude at 4pm.

Potential workshop topics include:

 *   What research currently exists and what additional research is needed?
 *   How can we better utilize returning students to increase diversity in study abroad?
 *   What part does location play in increasing diversity in study abroad?
 *   What is the potential role of non-study abroad organizations (on & off campus) in the expansion of a diverse study abroad population?
 *   What diversity scholarships are available now? How can we obtain additional funding?
 *   What are the next steps to increase diversity in education abroad?

* * All participants are encouraged to give a $25 donation to the Foundation upon arrival.

Please RSVP by August 1st. If you are interested in being a discussion panelist to share your knowledge and help lend to discussion, please let us know when you respond. Please RSVP online at

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Paulette Aguirre at


*     What:        Hands-on Workshop Focusing on Diversity in International Education

*     When:        September 21, 2010  (10am-4pm)

*     Where:       National Press Club, Washington, DC

I have been asked to update some of the data tables I have compiled and published in the past for this workshop and I will be doing so in the coming days.  I always make my data tables available and free and will do so after the workshop.

Photo credit:  Frerike

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