Education Abroad (EA)


Internships, Research, and Service Learning Abroad - (WS36)

Tuesday, May 30
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LACC, Room 405

Member Fee: $300.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00

Discover how the design and administration of internships, service learning, and research abroad programs differ from traditional study abroad programs. Consider influencing factors, such as: academic credit, institutional control, finances, visas, and adjustment to host communities in program planning and implementation.

Learning Objectives:

Jonathan G. Sylvia

Assistant Director, Operations
Dartmouth College

Jonathan Sylvia is the Assistant Director, Operations at the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education at Dartmouth College. He serves NAFSA on Region XI's Leadership Team as Teasurer, past New Hampshire's State Representative, member of the nominations committee, workshop coordinator, mentor, conference presenter, and Advocacy Day participant. Also a member of NAFSA's EA KC Financing Education Abroad Subcommittee. He served as President of the board of directors for Hartford Dismas House and is now Treasurer of Dismas of Vermont, Inc., which promotes healthy transitional living environments for those re-entering society from prison. Jonathan also participates with PAX Academic Exchange as Youth Exchange and Study (YES) cluster leader and coordinator. With twenty-five years experience in higher education, Jonathan cooperates with global faculty and administrators to enhance program offerings and services to Dartmouth's student-body and diligently promotes global awareness and intercultural understanding to those he serves. Jonathan values connecting people from different cultures to promote understanding and friendship.


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Jennifer Evanuik Baird

Director, Global Internship Program and International Plan
Georgia Institute of Technology Office of International Education

Jennifer Evanuik Baird is currently the Director of the Global Internship Program and the International Plan at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. She is also a member of NAFSA's WIVRA subcommittee and TrainerCorps. Over her career, Jennifer has managed many aspects of education abroad, including overseas internships, academic exchange programs, and integrating global education into the curriculum (particularly in the STEM fields), and frequently collaborates with colleagues in International Student & Scholar Services. She is also an experienced facilitator of intercultural communication training workshops and has taught courses on intercultural communication and doing business in other cultures. Jennifer holds a B.S. in French and International Business from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.Ed. in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.


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Nannette Ripmeester

Expertise in Labour Mobility

Nannette Ripmeester is director of Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM). She is passionate about customizing solutions for international labour mobility. Nannette holds extensive knowledge on what makes graduates internationally employable through assignments for large corporate clients and higher education institutions across the globe. She is considered an expert on global mobility trends, is regularly invited to speak at international conferences (EAIE, DAAD, NAFSA, AIEC, WES, OECD), is part of the NAFSA Trainer Corps and has written extensively on international job-hunting practices. With her double-sided knowledge on what makes people mobile, Nannette advises HigherEd institutions and national & regional governments how to further increase the connection between recent graduates and their future job opportunities.
She combines her work for ELM with her role as Director Client Services Europe for i-graduate – a leading benchmarking organisation responsible for the International Student Barometer (ISB) and is founder of the HigherEd gamification app
With over 25 years of advising employers, universities and governments on graduate mobility, Nannette Ripmeester is one of Europe's leading experts on mobility for study and work. She is recently appointed Industry Innovator in Residence for Study Queensland with a focus on employability.


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