Monday, September 26, 2016

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the 2016 Annual TAICEP Conference in Chicago from September 26-28, 2016 #TAICEP2016

The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) 2016 Annual Conference is currently happening in Chicago at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center and you can follow the Twitter backchannel below:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Inside Study Abroad Announces Open Enrollment for the Global Pro Institute

I frequently receive requests for informational interviews from people eager to enter the field of international education and I'm more than happy to schedule a meeting or phone/skype call (schedule permitting). To be sure, there are several opportunities for those wanting to enter the field to learn more and engage others in the process. One such resource that I've been affiliated with for some time now is the Global Pro Institute offered by Brooke Roberts and Inside Study Abroad. More information on the Global Pro Institute follows below.

Inside Study Abroad is excited to announce the open enrollment for the Fall 2016 Cohort of the Global Pro Institute, a 6-week online professional development, training, and coaching program for aspiring professionals in international education.

Learn more from Inside Study Abroad here!

This program provides a much-needed community of support and comprehensive information to help bridge the gap between being a passionate international programs participant and to a competent international education professional. Enrollment for the program ends Sunday, October 2 , and the program officially begins Monday, October 3, 2016.
What You’ll Learn & What You’ll Get
  • Module 1: Gain an experienced, insider’s view of the International Education and Meaningful Travel field/industry from how the space is structured, who the key players are, the big issues/topics of the day, and the inside baseball of what makes this industry tick.
  • Module 2: Learn how to build your professional brand in a way that works and helps you stand out in the crowded international education space.
  • Module 3: Learn how to identify, establish, and grow relationships in a way that feels good to everyone. Your professional network never looked so good!
  • Module 4: You’ll need more than passion to land a job in international education. In this module we dive into the knowledge and skills necessary to transform from participant to professional.
  • Module 5: Everyone says you need experience to get a job in IE. In this module, I show you how to get practical and relevant experience in international education to help you land your dream job.
  • Module 6: This is the culmination of everything we’ve tackled in the program. We’ll package up your brand, knowledge and skills, network, and experience to create resumes and cover letters that get noticed, read, and onto the “yes” pile.
  • 6 In-depth Training Modules will take you through the course material. The modules are video-based, but you’ll also have access to the slides to follow along. You have lifetime access to the material so you can keep up week to week or go at your own pace.
  • 6 Live Group Coaching Calls. Each week you can join me for a live group video chat where I answer any and all questions you have about the program, launching your career, the IE industry, and more. These are candid and we dive deep! (Of course, all of these are recorded and you can go back to them any time.)
  • Lifetime access to the video lessons(as well as access to the slides for each one). I’ve designed this program so you can complete it in just 6 weeks, but you also have the option of going at your own pace. Review your favorite modules and pick it back up whenever you’d like.
  • A comprehensive workbook we call the Roadmap filled with checklists, questionnaires, cheat sheets, scripts and worksheets for each module.
  • Lifetime access to the GPI Community, an exclusive forum for asking questions, sharing your progress, offering feedback, meeting others in the course, posting opportunities, and linking to helpful resources.
  • Lifetime access to any future trainings, masterclasses, and bonuses added to the Global Pro Institute.
“Mostly, I felt deflated because no one would give me a chance to apply my talents, knowledge, and experience,” Brooke says, about her own experience breaking into the field of international education.

The Global Pro Institute is the culmination of Brooke’s decade-long career in international education and meaningful travel - from grad assistant, to senior vice president, to founder and CEO of her own travel company. The program weaves together tried and true approaches to networking, skills building, knowledge development, gaining experience, and the mechanics of applying for and landing a job you love. Brooke has not only applied these strategies to her own career, but has hired, trained and coached others to do the same.

The Global Pro Institute will prepare individuals to take charge of their career and prepares them to tackle any transition from getting a job, landing a promotion, transitioning in and around the various roles within the field, and anything else they can dream up.

Learn more about the Global Pro Institute here.

Enrollment closes on Sunday, October 3 at 11pm CST.

Note:  David Comp and IHEC Blog are affiliates of the Global Pro Institute

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Select DAAD Literature from 1980's found in my Bury Book International Education Library & Archive

Just three random pieces of literature I pulled from my Bury Book International Education Library & Archive at home and I thought I would post photos of their covers.

If you have international education literature in your office or home and you no longer wish to keep it but don't want to discard it into the recycling bin please do be in touch to discuss the idea of donating to my library and archive.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Follow the Twitter Backchannel from the EAIE conference in Liverpool from September 13-16 #EAIE2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report

The following is a guest post to IHEC Blog by The Asia Institute about their 2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report.

The Asia Institute’s 2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report is an in-depth look at 632 short-term faculty-led programs developed in Asia in 2016. The report’s findings offer valuable insights into how U.S. universities are developing short-term experiences in Asia, and provides benchmarking data, which Study Abroad and Global Program Offices can use to assess their own program offerings. In addition, for the first time, the 2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report includes survey responses received from 90 faculty leaders who developed or led short-term programs in Asia in 2015 and/or 2016.

Highlighted Findings:
•  In 2016, China, Japan and India remained the most popular destinations for short-term programs in Asia. However, short-term programs in China continue to decline year over year, by 6.2 percent from 2015 to 2016.

•  Between 2014 to 2016, short-term programs with a length of less than two weeks continued to decrease. Short-term programs with a length of over four weeks increased during the same period.

•  Nearly 79 percent of faculty leader respondents acknowledged that recruiting students was their largest challenge when developing their short-term program. 36.2 percent also noted that they led their short-term program with less than 10 students.

In addition, the 2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report also identified the following notable findings:

Program Cost
The average on-the-ground cost for faculty-led programs in Asia was $155 per day. When considering short-term program costs where tuition was included, but international airfare was removed, this figure has increased by 50 percent since 2014.

Program Disciplines
39 percent of programs in Asia were related to arts and science majors. 21 percent were business programs. 17 percent were engineering disciplines. Compared to 2015, arts and science and engineering programs increased slightly while business programs continue to decrease from 25 percent in 2014 to 21 percent in 2016.

Program Operations
Study abroad and global program operations continue to become more centralized. In 2016, 56 percent of short-term program operations were centralized, while 44 percent were decentralized. This compares to 53 percent and 47 percent in 2015.

Program Collaboration
While study abroad and global program operations become more centralized, 29.2 percent of faculty leaders note that working with their university or college offices, including the Study Abroad Office, Legal Council etc. was a significant challenge to setup their short-term program.

To learn more about the report findings, please download the 2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report.

About the Asia Institute
The Asia Institute was founded in 2006 by connecting the four key sectors of society (private, public, not-for-profit and education) through a partnership network with a mission to build the leading education platform connecting Asia with the rest of the world. Over the past nine years, the Asia Institute has worked with nearly 1750 students and faculty, and has quickly become a leading host partner for many educational institutions in areas such as short-term programs, student recruitment, experiential learning, faculty exchange, and career development. To learn more about the Asia Institute, please visit: 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Jane Gluckmann and Carol Rausch “Go Global” Scholarship

This scholarship was created in loving memory of two wonderful mothers, departed from this world much too early, who inspired their children to travel the globe and engage with other cultures, ultimately leading to our commitment to the field of international education.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America, France, or Germany, regions which held special significance to these two amazing women. The Fund for Education Abroad’s 2017-2018 application cycle will open on November 16th, 2016 and eligible students who complete FEA’s application will be considered for this scholarship. Interested students will be able to apply on the FEA’s website here:
As this is a brand new scholarship there is a fundraising effort, we would be grateful to anyone who might wish to donate in honor of these two women or of #inspiringmoms everywhere. To donate, please visit the following page and select The Jane Gluckmann and Carol Rausch “Go Global” Scholarship from the drop-down box.
To read more about these inspirational women, please visit Melibee Global at