Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Combining Pedagogical Approaches with Intercultural Learning in Study Abroad

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Table 31

Academic disciplines approach learning differently, striving for students to become proficient in certain methods. This poster highlights how companion intercultural learning components can be designed to ensure congruence.

Linda Drake Gobbo

SIT Graduate Institute /World Learning
Brattleboro, VT

Linda Drake Gobbo is currently a Professor in International Education, after having served in several dual administrative/teaching roles over the span of her career. Linda teaches strategic planning, internationalization at the organizational level, curriculum development, and multicultural group processes at SIT Graduate Institute (School for International Training). She has designed and implemented faculty-led education abroad courses in Intercultural Communication to Morocco, Turkey, and most recently to Costa Rica coupled with a TESOL certification program. She holds a MBA, M.Ed, and TESOL certification, and lived and worked in the UK on several occasions. Linda annually consults on these topics as well, and is active in NAFSA leadership. She was one of the lead designers and facilitators of NAFSA's Academy for International Education, served as the first Chair of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) Knowledge Community, was a representative on the Subcommittee for Information Management, and Chair of the Training Coordination Subcommittee. Currently, Linda is a trainer for NAFSA's Management Development Program. Recently she was honored to receive the Sally Heym award from Region XI, which honors a colleague who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international education.