Education Abroad


Maximizing Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs at Community Colleges

Thursday, June 2
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: CCC, 403

Examine ways to alleviate the particular challenges of implementing faculty-led study abroad programs at community colleges. Explore strategies and models for building strong institutional support, administrative structures, robust programming to meet student needs, and collaborative endeavors with stakeholders, providers, and other academic institutions.

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Rebekah de Wit

Director of Global Education
Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

Rebekah de Wit is the director of global education, an assistant professor, and a coordinator of ESOL at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Her master’s and doctoral degrees are in languages, culture, and education. Prior to joining CCBC, she was the director of international education (study abroad, international student services, and ESOL/IEP) at two other institutions. In addition to her work in international education administration, she regularly conducts courses and workshops on languages and cultural matters. Her research has dealt with the effects of program and course design on language and culture learning in education abroad.


Greg Malveaux

Coordinator for Study Abroad
Montgomery College
Rockville, Maryland

For nearly a decade and a half, Dr. Gregory Malveaux has served as a college-wide Study Abroad Coordinator in higher education, most recently, at Montgomery College in Maryland. He has traveled to over 50 countries around the world, and has designed and led study abroad opportunities for College students and faculty to Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and Europe. He also serves on the Board for the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS). He has studied abroad in Africa, taught ESOL for two years in Southeast Asia, and served as Director of English and US Business Department at Yonok College in Thailand. He holds a PhD in Higher Education and Administration from Morgan State University. In addition, he is a faculty member of the English Department at Montgomery College, Maryland, and has taught English Composition, literature, and developmental courses; he also works within the Department of Workforce Development and Continuing Education as a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) instructor for Educational Testing Service (ETS). When not coordinating study abroad or instructing, he assists organizations that aid ALS suffers, cultivates service learning projects for current and former MC study abroad participants, and relishes in his role as a father.


Laura PIERCE. Weldon

Associate Vice President
International Studies Abroad
Austin, Texas

Laura Pierce Weldon is Associate Vice President of Custom Programs at International Studies Abroad. She has been at ISA since 2005 and has held a variety of positions including University Relations Representative, Regional Director, Partnership Program Manager Associate Director of Custom Programs. In Laura's current role, she oversees a growing department that has worked with over 125 universities to develop over 450 custom, prirmiarly facutly-led, programs.



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