Category: Innovative and Sustainable Practices in Intensive English Programming

Supporting Resilience in Education Abroad Students

Wednesday, May 31
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Table 57

Abstract
This poster explores the concept of resiliency and presents frameworks, strategies, and ideas for supporting resilience in students who are studying abroad in the United States.

Christopher Thomas

Associate Director of International Outreach & Communications
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Chris Thomas received his masters of higher education leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has over a decade of experience in international education. He currently serves as the Associate Director of International Outreach and Communication for University of Washington International & English Language Programs. Chris previously lived and taught English in Gifu, Japan, and has held positions at a wide range of institutions including community colleges, public, and private universities. His experience spans topics such as study abroad, immigration and academic advising, orientation, student life, admissions, institutional partnerships, and management. He is a past Chair of AWISA, the Association of Washington International Student Affairs and has presented at numerous conferences. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with family.