Education Abroad


Education Abroad Program Design and Teaching Strategies: From Inquiry to Reentry

Wednesday, June 1
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room: CCC, 601/603

Explore models and structures designed to measurably increase student learning by framing the curricula and teaching toward the students’ learning objectives. Participants will review research on successful outcomes of this approach and receive tools for designing and teaching with the global learning objectives in mind, from inquiry through reentry.

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David Wick

Director of Study Abroad
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California

David Wick, EdD, is director of study abroad at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit institution with more than 8,000 students. He earned his BA in French, German, and dance at Macalester College in Minnesota and his MSE in educational theory and practice at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. He completed his EdD in higher education leadership with an emphasis on equity in education abroad at San Francisco State University. He came to international education from teaching English abroad and French in the United States. He presents sessions and workshops in the US and abroad on diversity, equity, social justice, integrity, and professional development in international educaiton and on education abroad topics ranging from student learning to financial aid, marketing, advising, credit transfer, and exchange management. He is currently serving as Past Chair of NAFSA's Education Abroad Knowledge Community. He served as the 2013 NAFSA Annual Conference Content Chair and has leadership roles with Diversity Abroad/Diversity Network, IES Abroad, and Lessons from Abroad.


Maritheresa Frain

Executive Vice President of Study Abroad
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Portland, ME

Maritheresa Frain is the Executive Vice President of Study Abroad of CIEE. Previously, she was the Director of the CIEE Study Center in Seville, Spain for nearly 14 years. Originally from Philadelphia, she completed her undergraduate work in International Politics at The Pennsylvania State University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations at Georgetown University. Dr. Frain worked for the International Monetary Fund in DC and was a visiting professor at Georgetown. Before settling in Seville, she lived and worked in Portugal, Greece, Russia, Switzerland, and Madrid, Spain. She has taught at St. Louis George Washington and Syracuse Universities in Madrid, Universidad LusĂ­ada in Lisbon (Portugal) and Moscow State University (Russian Federation). She was the Resident Director of the George Washington University in Madrid from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Frain served as the Consular Agent of the United States Embassy in Seville from 2009 to 2014.


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