Education Abroad (EA)


Student Health and Safety Abroad - (WS13)

Monday, May 28
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PCC, Room 116

Member Fee: $299.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00 | Student Pricing: $99.00

As student populations abroad diversify, advisers must take preventative measures to ensure students’ well-being. This ranges from managing mental health needs to supporting students with disabilities. Prepare for and respond to health and safety situations while empowering students to take charge of their own health and safety abroad.

Learning Objectives:

Jennifer Evanuik Baird, M.Ed.

Director, Global Internship Program and International Plan
Georgia Institute of Technology Office of International Education

Jennifer Evanuik Baird is currently the Director of the Global Internship Program and the International Plan at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. She is also a member of NAFSA's WIVRA subcommittee and TrainerCorps. Over her career, Jennifer has managed many aspects of education abroad, including overseas internships, academic exchange programs, and integrating global education into the curriculum (particularly in the STEM fields), and frequently collaborates with colleagues in International Student & Scholar Services. She is also an experienced facilitator of intercultural communication training workshops and has taught courses on intercultural communication and doing business in other cultures. Jennifer holds a B.S. in French and International Business from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.Ed. in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.


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Lorie Johns Paulez, M.A.

Director of Education Abroad
Georgia Institute of Technology

Lorie Johns Páulez is the Director of Education Abroad at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked in international education since 2000 for organizations and institutions in the US and in Spain. Her experience includes education abroad policies and procedures, sending STEM students abroad, program development, recruitment and marketing, on-site program management, risk management and compliance, education abroad advising, health and safety, management of the education abroad office, campus programming, and intercultural communication training. Lorie has presented sessions and workshops at regional, national, and international conferences, and has served in various advisory roles related to sending students overseas. She currently serves as a member of NAFSA's Trainer Corps, is the Chair of the University System of Georgia's Study Abroad Commitee, is a former Member of NAFSA's EAKC Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion in Education Abroad, and is an alumna of the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar to India. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from New York University.


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Kathleen DeGuzman

Associate Director, Education Abroad
Dickinson College

Katie DeGuzman is the Associate Director for Education Abroad at Dickinson College where she supervises the education abroad team, provides leadership regarding education abroad policies, procedures and best practices, intercultural competence development and advises students on all aspects of education abroad participation. She works closely with the Associate Provost and faculty to develop and administer a portfolio of short and long-term study abroad options as well as assisting in the monitoring and evaluating of study abroad programs.

Katie earned a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Anthropology/Archaeology and Classical Humanities from the University of Maryland, where she studied abroad in England and Israel. Katie holds a Master’s Degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education from the University of Florida and entered the field of International Education in 2005 as a graduate student working in International Programs at the College of Business. Katie has completed the NAFSA Academy program, is an IDI Administrator, a member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps, a member of NAFSA's EA subcommittee on Diversity & Inclusion, a member of Diversity Abroad's Task Force on First Generation/High Financial Need Students and a Fulbright grantee to Korea.


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Angie V. Edwards, M.S. in Edu. Admin.

Director, Pulliam Center for Int'l Education
Queens University of Charlotte

Angie Edwards is the Director of the Myrta Pulliam Center for International Education at Queens University of Charlotte. She oversees international student services, international partnerships, campus programming, and education abroad including a robust faculty-led study abroad program through which approximately 78% of Queens students study abroad. Prior to joining Queens, she worked at Winthrop University, Colorado College, and Texas A&M. She has experience working with international admissions, international student life, global living-learning communities, student activities, volunteer and social justice programs. She has a background in student affairs administration and professional interest in cross-cultural communication and cultural adjustment theory.


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