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