Category: Uses of Technology and Social Media in International Education

Using Technology to Engage Students in Internationalization

Friday, Jun 2
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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The use of technology has been essential in promoting International Higher Education. Through online tools, it is possible to maximize students’ intercultural experiences. Best practices from Brazil and Mexico will be presented.

Brenda Garcia

Director of Internationalization Projects
Universidad de Monterrey
San Pedro Garza García, N.L, Mexico

Brenda García is Director of Internationalization Projects at Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM). Previously, she was Coordinator of Study Abroad. During her term, UDEM became the Mexican university with the highest study abroad participation rate. She also served as an associate
professor in the Department of Humanities. Currently, her main responsibility is the development of the Intercultural Competencies Program at UDEM as well as internationalization-at-home activities such as COIL projects. She also conducts research on international learning outcomes and assessment. She is an active member of AMPEI, the Mexican Association for International Education. She holds an MA in education and a BA in international studies, both from Universidad de Monterrey.

Lourdes EVANGELINA. Zilberberg Oviedo

Director of International Office, Confucius Institute and Language Department
Fundao Armando Alvares Penteado FAAP
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Lourdes Zilberberg was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she studied International Relations at the Universidad de la República. After graduating, she moved to São Paulo (Brazil) and started working for Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado-FAAP being in charge of the internationalization process for more than 14 years as the Director of the International Office and as the Local Director of the Business Confucius Institute FAAP. Dedicated to the study of internationalization of higher education and intercultural competence, Lourdes holds a MBA in International Business & E-Business (FAAP- Penn State University, USA) a Master in Creativity and Innovation (Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal) and now is doing a PhD in Policy and Management of Higher Education (Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, Argentina). Her main areas of teaching and research are: Internationalization of Higher Education and Intercultural Competence.