Thursday, March 31, 2016

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

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.  

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
Uganda & Rwanda
  Alexus Cunningham
Benedict College
  Nigel Dowling
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Minsk, Belarus 

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

Jenna Gallemore
PDX Abroad Scholar
Portland Community College

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

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

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

Grayson Pajkos
University of Illinois at Chicago
South Korea
Na-Yeon Park
Rutgers University
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
Lauren Yang
Yosita Yeerong
UC- Santa Barbara

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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I'm Presenting at and IHEC is an Official Sponsor of the 2016 International Educators of Illinois Conference, March 23-24, 2016

International Higher Education Consulting is an official sponsor of the 2016 International Educators of Illinois (IEI) Conference being held March 23-24, 2016. I was added as a late presenter to the panel talking about "The Power of Habit in International Education" and I'll be presenting with Sara McGuinn of Northwestern University (session Chair) and Derek Shouba of Morton College.

I will be attending the conference all day as well as the evening reception on Thursday, March 24th but won't be attending/presenting at a workshop on Wednesday, March 23rd as I will be giving a talk at Morton College that day to faculty and other key stakeholders on globalizing the curriculum and syllabus.  However, I do plan to attend the informal reception scheduled in the evening on Wednesday, March 23rd.  If you are attending the IEI conference I do hope our paths cross!

You can view the conference program below to view my presentation description (page 21) and sponsorship advertisement (page 11).

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the International Higher Education Forum 2016 in London (March 1, 2016) #IHEF16