Monday, October 30, 2017

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the 2017 Global Learning Conference: Transcending Boundaries through COIL in Chicago from October 30-31 #GlobalLearning17

You can learn more about the 2017 Global Learning Conference here.

Friday, October 20, 2017

GoAbroad & Lonely Planet Launch Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

GoAbroad and Lonely Planet have teamed up to offer a $2,500 scholarship to one lucky international volunteer, as well as weekly giveaways of Lonely Planet’s guide on volunteering abroad. 

Check out all the details here:

This is a great opportunity to pass on to your students and participants! Here are some social posts and an email template to do so:

For any questions, please reach out to Kayla Patterson at


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My thoughts on Meaningful Travel, Family, and Working in the Field from my Interview with

A short time ago I was interviewed by about my thoughts on meaningful travel and working in the field and you can access the interview here.  I'm a huge fan of and the contributions they give to the field but also because of the type of company they are.  I was honored to be asked to answer their questions!

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the 2017 Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) Annual Conference in Indianapolis from October 18-20, 2017 #CSIET2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the 2017 Australian International Education Conference from October 10-13, 2017 in Hobart, Tasmania #aiec2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

LIVE WEBINAR - Defending the Value Proposition of Education Abroad with Dr. Anthony Ogden at 2:00pm EST on October 13th!

Melibee Global has an excellent live webinar coming up at 2:00pm EST on October 13th with Dr. Anthony Ogden.  During this webinar, Dr. Ogden will critically examine the value proposition of Education Abroad and ask whether we need to rethink how we articulate the purpose and goals of our work.
 Thanks to the generous sponsorship by CISAbroad, Melibee Global is able to offer a full time student and underemployed/unemployed rate of $99.

You can learn more about this Live Melibee Global webinar with Dr. Anthony Ogden here.

*A portion of the proceeds from the webinar will be donated to The Fund for Education Abroad.

Disclaimer:  I receive no compensation for this post.  I am also a board member of the Fund for Education Abroad.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Starting New Position as Assistant Provost for Global Education at Columbia College Chicago

After 17 years at the Univ. of Chicago last Friday was my last day. This coming Monday, October 2nd I start a new position as Assistant Provost for Global Education at Columbia College Chicago.

After 3 days of work I fly to Australia as I was invited to speak as well as sit on a panel at the IEAA Research Roundtable (full program available here) in Hobart, Tasmania and I will stay the rest of the week to attend the AIEC conference. This opportunity is not related to my work at Booth nor Columbia College but is, of course, international education related. After the conference I will be heading home to hire a new director of study abroad and a new director of international student and scholar services!

I'm very excited for this new professional opportunity but incredibly sad to be leaving some really great people that I have grown very fond of and will miss dearly!