Education Abroad (EA)


Current Trends in Education Abroad Alumni Programming - (WS35)

Tuesday, May 30
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LACC, Room 501AB

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

This workshop familiarizes participants with education abroad alumni programming trends, with special attention to advocating for resources and innovative curricular and cocurricular alumni programming models. Participants will complete a returnee plan with replicable successful programming models from a diverse array of institutions and organizations.

Learning Objectives:

Chelsea Kindred

Director of Alumni Development and Research
Academic Programs International

Chelsea Kindred is Director of Alumni Development and Research at Academic Programs International (API) where she develops and manages alumni learning, research, curriculum and digital environments for participants in the API Learning and Engagement digital badge program. Chelsea co-authored “Making Meaning of Education Abroad: A Journal for the Returnee Experience” and wrote “Re-Entry: Advising Strategies and Programming” in NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad: 4th Edition. Chelsea has presented extensively on returnee learning and engagement, including developing and training workshop "Current Trends in Education Abroad Alumni Programming". Chelsea is a recipient of NAFSA Region III Outstanding Service to International Education award.


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Angela Manginelli

Director of Alumni & Diversity Initiatives
AIFS Study Abroad

Angela Manginelli is the Director of Alumni and Diversity Initiatives for the American Institute for Foreign Study. She manages alumni career and professional development programming, facilitates training and advocates for inclusive practices for AIFS Study Abroad participants. She co-authored the "Making Meaning of Education Abroad" participant and facilitator's guide for NAFSA in 2018 and was a trainer for the 2016/17 NAFSA annual conferences Current Topic Workshop: Current Trends in Education Abroad Alumni Programming. Angela served as a member of the Forum on Education Abroad Best Practices for Returned Students Working Group and is the New Conference Liaison and Vice President for Lessons From Abroad. She earned a BA and an MA from Ball State University.


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Jennifer Jackson

Stonehill College

Jennifer holds a Masters degree in Higher Education with a concentration in International Education from the University of Rhode Island. She was the Northeast Regional Director for the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) for 4 years before being hired as Assistant Director of Stonehill College's Office of International Programs in 2010. During her time at Stonehill, one of her primary areas of focus has been on strengthening alumni programming and creating opportunities to engage students post-return. Some of Jennifer's initiatives involved the revamping of Stonehill's existing pre-departure and reentry programming, including the redesign of the Peer Advisor program as well as the development of a course especially designed for study abroad students. Jennifer has newly been appointed the Director of the Office of International Programs, after having served as Interim Director since June 2016. She remains actively involved as a NAFSA member leader and has held office on the Region XI team since 2011, formally as Exhibitor Coordinator and EA-KC rep, and currently as Treasurer.


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Carrie Herrera Niesen

Communications & Marketing Specialist
Arizona State University

Carrie is the Communications and Marketing Specialist in the Study Abroad Office at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU, she worked in various capacities promoting education abroad and meaningful travel in the .com realm and taught communication classes to undergraduate students. Her responsibilities include developing and executing communication and marketing strategies to increase study abroad participation at Arizona State University.


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