Education Abroad (EA)

90-minute Conference Session

Sub-Saharan Africa: Perceptions of Health and Safety

Wednesday, October 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Aquidneck

Sub-Saharan Africa: Perceptions of Health and Safety
International educators and advisors are challenged by perceptions around health and safety that play an important role for students and their families when making decisions about study abroad destinations.  Presenters with professional and personal knowledge of many locations in Sub-Saharan Africa will examine potential sources and range of perceptions by utilizing parent and student feedback.

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Linda ANNE. Damon

Assistant Director of Study Abroad
University of Vermont Office of International Educational Services

Linda Damon, M.S., Assistant Director of Study Abroad, University of Vermont. She has been the advisor for Africa and the Middle East since 2001.


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Wanda L. Dutton

Senior University Relations Manager
SIT Study Abroad External Relations

University Relationa Manager, SIT Study Abroad 12 yrs.


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Alexandros Proimos

Regional Director, Great Lakes and Northeastern United States

Alex Proimos is the Regional Director of Member Relations for the Great Lakes and Northeastern United States, along with Private and ISEP Direct members in the Southeast. With ISEP since 2013, his primary responsibilities include membership development, program management, faculty initiatives and enrollment forecasting. Alex received his MA in International Education from George Washington University (2015), and his BA in Spanish/BS in International Business from University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2009).


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