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

Study Abroad Scholarships: A Model for Success

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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Study abroad offices are charged with increasing outgoing numbers to support globalization efforts. This poster highlights how the University of Cincinnati study abroad has grown 136% in 3 years due to mentoring, development and scholarship programs.

Cory Smith

Assistant Director Faculty-Led Study Abroad
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

With 16 years of international education and teaching experience, Cory holds a Bachelor's degree in Education and Spanish from St. Lawrence University, New York, a Master's degree in Education from Fitchburg State College, Boston, Massachusetts and a Masters degree in Spanish from Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. As an Education Abroad professional she currently works as Assistant Director Academic at the University of Cincinnati, where she leads initiatives in strategic partner planning, faculty and program development through the mentoring and development grant program, runs the advisor ambassador program and coordinates 50+ faculty-led programs annually. As Senior Programs Coordinator, Programs Coordinator and Budget Analyst in Madrid in the field of international programs she led program development collaborating with universities to create culturally rich and innovative programs, successfully planned, developed, managed and implemented program logistics: housing, academics, excursions and study visits, headed MBA programs and scheduling of short intensive academic programs including company visits, cultural excursions and seminars exercising knowledge and leadership expertise in the international education environment, international processes, experiential learning and cross-cultural competencies in order to serve students and staff alike. Previously she worked as a Spanish teacher in Milton, Massachusetts and held the position of co-chair of the Foreign Language in the Elementary School instructional review team, coordinated a Spanish community service trip to Costa Rica to serve underprivileged families as well as a Spanish exchange to Madrid and served as a visiting teacher in Shanghai, Beijing and Xian, China collaborating with village schools and migrant worker schools to share American ideas and methods.