2014 Conference Archive

10th Annual Conference
New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad
San Diego, CA
April 2-4, 2014


Opening Plenary:

“Embracing the New Globalism: A Challenge to Rethink Education Abroad,” featuring Dr. William G. Durden
Read a copy of Durden’s plenary speech
Watch the video


Session Materials:

Alumni Engagement: Untapped Resources In Support of Study Abroad
Kimberly Burton (University of California, San Diego); Tracie Davee (University of California, San Diego); Elizabeth Perl (University of California Education Abroad Program); Susan Popko (Santa Clara University); Steve Seaworth (IFSA Butler)

Beyond the Approved List: Partnering with International Education Associations
Lisa Chieffo (University of Delaware); Annagene Yucas (CAPA International Education); Melissa Hardin (Ursinus College)

The Bubble of Private Space: Living with Local Roommates
Mark Lenhart (CET Academic Programs); Carolyn Sorkin (Wesleyan University); Nehad Heliel (CV Starr Middlebury School in Egypt, Alexandria); Gabriel Hanqing Peng (Minzu University of China and University of California, San Diego)
Gabriel Hanqing Peng’s Presentation

Career Integration: Reframing the Career Component of Learning Abroad
Antonia Lortis (University of Minnesota); Cynthia Banks (GlobaLinks Learning Abroad); Becky Hall (University of Minnesota); Martha Johnson (University of Minnesota)

Career-Smart: Professional Development through Experiential Education Abroad for STEM Students
Katja Kurz (Cultural Vistas); Cheryl Matherly (University of Tulsa); Julius E. Coles (Morehouse College); Peter R. Kerrigan (German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD))

Co-Curricular Experiences Abroad: Building Successful Program Models and Institutional Infrastructure
Amy Conger (University of Michigan); Jessica Loh (University of Michigan); Steven Skerlos (University of Michigan); Sita Syal (University of Michigan); Joseph Trumpey (University of Michigan)

Completing the Cycle: Building Peer Advising Programs to Deepen the Study Abroad Experience from Pre-Departure through Re-Entry and Beyond
Nicole Sheldon-Desjardins (Claremont McKenna College); Sara Ede (Columbia University); Staci Hagan (University of California, Davis)
Handout 1
Handout 2

Connecting the Dots: Enhancing Students’ International Internship Experience & Employability
Shawna Hurley (IIE, Gilman Scholarship Program); Philip D. Gardner (Michigan State University); Richard Russo (University of California, Berkeley)

The Critical Incident Database: What is it Telling Us?
Natalie A. Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad)

Cross-Cultural Training for Faculty: A Model for Faculty Preparation
Steven Duke (Wake Forest University); Michael Vande Berg (MVB Associates); Penelope Pynes (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Presentation 2
Presentation 3

Culture in the Lab: A Model for Undergraduate STEM Research Abroad which Integrates Intercultural Competence
Jim Galvin (University of California, San Diego); Bruce La Brack (University of the Pacific); Jason Haga (University of California, San Diego)
Additional materials

The Digital Dialogue: The Ups and Downs of Technology in Study Abroad
Tessly A. Dieguez (University of Florida); Kyle Rausch (Arizona State University); Angela D’Antonio (Wesley College); Victor Greto (Wesley College); Jack Barnhardt (Wesley College)

Education Abroad and U.S. Foreign Policy Goals
Bahareh Moradi (U.S. Department of State); Brian Whalen (The Forum on Education Abroad); Rita Moriconi (EducationUSA)
Brian Whalen presentation

Education Abroad as Commodity: Where Are We Now?
Giselda Beaudin (Rollins College); Amanda Lord (The Education Abroad Network); Katie DeGuzman (University of Central Florida)

Education Abroad Data on Women and Leadership: Empowering Women and Men to Change the Numbers in the Field
Sarah E. Spencer (University of St. Thomas); Lisa Donatelli (Georgetown University); Sarah Groskreutz (University of Minnesota)
Gender Bias and Salaries in Education Abroad
View the Press Release

Ethical Financing of Community Engagement Abroad
Patrick Mulvihill (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA)); Leslie Granese (The School for Field Studies)

The Evolving Role of the Senior International Officer
James Paul Holloway (University of Michigan); Joanna Regulska (Rutgers University); Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota); Downing Thomas (University of Iowa)

A Faculty-Led Consortium Model… A Not-So-New-Yet-Emerging Paradigm in Education Abroad
Catherine Spaeth (St. Catherine University); Tave Reser (Seminars International, Inc.); Wally Lagerwey (Elmhurst College)
Handout 2
Handout 3

Finding Meaning and Fulfillment in Restructuring the Education Abroad Office
Jennifer Ellis Fritz (Bucknell University); Jeff Whitehead (University of Pittsburgh); Anne-Marie Bruner-Tracey (University of East Anglia); Adriane van Gils-Pierce (Clark University)

The Forum’s Standards Committee: Works in Practice and Progress
Andrea Custodi (Alliance for Global Education); Mark Lenhart (CET Academic Programs)

Global Education in Learning Communities: Comparative Assessment of Transformative Learning Among U.S. and International Students
Lee Sternberger (James Madison University); Dawn T. Pysarchik (Michigan State University); Steven Grande (Mary Baldwin College); Felix Wang (James Madison University); Craig Shealy (International Beliefs and Values Institute/James Madison University)

Home and Host Institutions: What Can We Learn from Each Other?
Marissa Lombardi (Lorenzo de’ Medici International Institute and Northeastern University); Sabina Post (Elizabethtown College)
Handout 1
Handout 2

How International is Your Institution? Assessing a University’s International Dimension
Cristina Grasset (Spain Education Programs); R. Michael Paige (University of Minnesota); Gerald W. Fry (University of Minnesota)
Paige & Fry Presentation
Internationalization Indicators / EHEA
Internationalization Indicators / USA

How Study Abroad Changed My Life: Student Development Pathways
Regina McGoff (Augsburg College); Ann Lutterman-Aguilar (Augsburg College); Helena Kaufman (Carleton College)
Lutterman-Aguilar Presentation
Flipcharts doc
Discussion Responses

Impact of Student Motivation to Study Abroad on Development of a Global Perspective
Ann Hubbard (American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)); Philip Anderson (University of St. Thomas); Leigh Lawton (University of St. Thomas)

Institutional Student Exchange: A Fresh Look at an Old Concept
James Buschman (New York University); Kim Kreutzer (University of Colorado, Boulder); Kristine Clay (Syracuse University); Kati Csoman (Juniata College); Sinéad Ryan (Trinity College)
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
Presentation 4

Internships Abroad: International Programs and Perspectives
Erin Baldwin (Australian Trade Commission); Maj Fischer (University of Wisconsin, Madison); Shelia Houston (GlobaLinks Learning Abroad); Peter Kerrigan (German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD))
Presentation 2
Presentation 3

LGBTQ Program Study: Helping Students Explore their Identity and Heritage through Short-Term Programs
Scott Tayloe (CISabroad – Center for International Studies); Virginia Hosono (University of Louisville); Brian Buford (University of Louisville)

Linking Religious Practice and the Study Abroad Experience: Bridging Culture and Understanding
Scott Van Der Meid (Brandeis University); Janet F. Alperstein (New York University); Michael Smallis (SIT Study Abroad)

Professional Certification in Education Abroad
Elizabeth Frohlich (The Forum on Education Abroad); Natalie A. Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad)

Promoting Oral Proficiency Gains in Education Abroad through a Programmatic Intervention
Francesca Di Silvio (Center for Applied Linguistics); Michael Vande Berg (MVB Associates)

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Reentry: Assessing Student Learning from Pre-Departure through Re-Entryy
Laura Paris (University of Georgia); Rachel Kamagne-Jones (Macalester College)

Revisiting “Beyond It was Great”: Provocative Issues Inspired by the 2013 Forum Conference
David Wong (Michigan State University); Lilli Engle (American University Center of Provence); Mick Vande Berg (MVB Associates); Bruce La Brack (University of the Pacific)

The Role of Mindfulness Training in Intercultural Education
Robert Pryor (Antioch Education Abroad); Mattie Clark (CIMBA/CUIS-Italy Programs); Denise Cope (University of Denver); Jamie Robinson (CEA Study Abroad)
Handout 1
Handout 2

Strengths Based Approaches to Supporting Cross Cultural Education for Students with Mental Health Diagnoses
Andy Dunlap (Elizabethtown College); Scott Manning (Susquehanna University)
Handout 1
Handout 2

Updates from the Forum’s Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee
Nick Gozik (Boston College); Michelle Gere (Yale University); Janna Behrens (Amherst College); Victor Savicki (Western Oregon University)

What is the State of the Field?
Margaret Wiedenhoeft (Kalamazoo College), The Forum Data Committee