Education Abroad


Partnering on Faculty-Led Programs Abroad

Thursday, June 2
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: CCC, 505-507

Join a conversation about building partnerships between education abroad professionals and faculty in the work of developing and administering faculty-led programs abroad. Presenters will discuss how to put education abroad professionals on an equal footing with faculty, and build a productive partnership.

Learning Objectives:

Catherine C. Spaeth

International Program Consultant
Seminars International
Saint Paul, MN

Catherine is an International Program Consultant for Seminars International, working with faculty, education abroad offices, and program leaders on customized program development and arrangements for faculty-led courses and performing groups. She has 20 years of experience in education abroad on university campuses. Catherine most recently directed the education abroad office and internationalization initiative at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received a B.A. from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on 18th -century French perspectives on American culture.


Amy Henry

Executive Director of International Education
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Amy Henry is executive director of international education at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), a position that followed many years of work with study abroad students and programs. The Office of International Education leads student-centered internationalization on the campus, and serves more than 6,000 F and J visa holders; 1,900 study and intern abroad students; and the 700 students pursuing the International Plan. Henry has degrees from the College of William and Mary and Georgia Tech. She has served in various advisory and leadership roles in international education, including as NAFSA Education Abroad Network Leader, on the Executive Committee for the Global Engineering Education Exchange consortium, and as a coauthor of NAFSA's e-publication, “Curriculum Integration of Study Abroad.”


Elizabeth R. Schwartz

Associate Program Director
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Elizabeth Schwartz is associate program director for internationalizing the curriculum and campus at the University of Minnesota, providing support for comprehensive internationalization initiatives, including a faculty development program and campus internationalization conference. At the University of Minnesota Elizabeth has also worked as a program mentor for
short-term programs through International Student and Scholar Services. Previously, she worked as a coordinator for a small liberal arts study abroad program in Siena, Italy. She received her MA in educational policy and administration, higher education with a minor in international education from the University of Minnesota. Her areas of interest include curriculum
development, international student integration and support, and curriculum internationalization.



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