Education Abroad

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Realigning Partnerships Between Higher Education Institutions and International Education Organizations

Friday, June 3
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: CCC, 505-507

Boundaries have shifted between higher education and education abroad providers, and new frontiers lie ahead for further cooperation. This interactive session will critique long-held approaches to partnerships and affiliations and will explore new and potentially more effective strategies for collaborative and mutually beneficial engagement.

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Lisa P. Chieffo

Associate Director for Study Abroad
University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Newark, DE

Lisa Chieffo has coordinated study abroad programs at the University of Delaware (UD) since 1993 and currently serves as the associate director of UD's Institute for Global Studies. She has conducted research and published several articles on outcomes assessment of faculty-led, short-term programs. UD sends approximately 1,300 students on 80 programs annually, 70 of which are short-term faculty-led, and ranks among the top public research institutions in the percentage of students who study abroad.

Rich Kurtzman

Director
Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (SAE)
Barcelona, Spain

Rich Kurtzman has been working in the field of International Education since 1998 but began his journey in the field as a student in St. Petersburg in 1996. He then went on to spend a semester in Madrid, participate in a summer internship in Milan, lead groups of high schools students in Spain in 1999 and 2001 and has been working on-site in Barcelona since 2002 in a variety of capacities: since 2009 as Director of Barcelona Study Abroad experience but previous to that as a professor of courses such as Intercultural Communication and Global Competence, Contemporary Spanish Society, Spanish Civilization and Culture, Internship Seminar and The Culture of Food and Wine in Spain. Rich has presented three "Regional Highlight" sessions at NAFSA National including Increasing Cultural Awareness in Short-term programs: A toolkit of Activities, Helping Students Make the "Right" Decisions: Using Choice Architecture and Nudge Theories, and Using Reentry Workshops for Continued Professional and Personal Development.

Anthony C. Ogden

Executive Director of Education Abroad and Exchanges
Michigan State University, Michigan

Anthony C. Ogden is the executive director of education abroad and exchanges at the University of Kentucky. He completed his PhD in educational theory and policy with a dual title in comparative and international education from The Pennsylvania State University. Ogden's recently co-edited a book with Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser entitled, International Higher Education's Scholar-Practioners: Building Research and Practice.

Kris Holloway

Senior Director of University Relations
CISabroad - Center for International Studies
Northampton, Massachusetts

Kris Holloway is the Senior Director of University Relations for CISabroad, an international education organization. CISabroad sends students on study and intern abroad programs in 22 countries around the world. She entered the field of international education nine years ago from the non-profit development world, and holds a MPH from the University of Michigan. She served as a community health agent in the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa in the early 1990’s and speaks (almost) fluent French. Her book “Monique and the Mango Rains” about her experience living and working abroad is used in over 200 university courses in the US and Canada.


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