Education Abroad (EA)


Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming - (WS15)

Monday, May 28
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Do you know how to respond when a crisis impacts your study abroad students? In education abroad programming and implementation, staff must be ready to manage a range of crises that may occur. Participants explore ways to assess risk, reduce risk potential, and respond to crises more effectively.

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Holly Carter, PhD

University of Evansville
Harlaxton College

Dr. Holly Carter is the Director of Harlaxton College Programs and Director of International Programs for the University of Evansville and Harlaxton College. Holly has many years of experience developing and expanding international programs: as a US-based director, on-site program director, faculty member, and student abroad. Holly has her Ph.D. in Sociology/Health Services Research with a focus on International Health Care Delivery Systems. Holly also works as a Team Leader for Habitat for Humanity. She leads teams to build homes all over the world. She just completed her 20th international build.


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Elizabeth Strong, MBA

Director, Study Away Programs
Missouri State University

Elizabeth Strong serves as the Director, Study Away Programs for Missouri State University. In this capacity, she provides the vision and leadership for the program, collaborates with faculty to develop short-term programs, refines education abroad policies, and is the lead health and safety analyst for the program, while supporting efforts to internationalize the Missouri State community. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC and earned her MBA from Missouri State University.


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Sara Spiegler

Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Case Western Reserve University

Sara Spiegler serves as the Assistant Director of Education Abroad in the Center for International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University where she advises students on the various study, intern, research, and co-op abroad opportunities. She also works with faculty to streamline credit transfers and establish study abroad programs that meet the needs of their academic programs and develops additional programs to further internationalization and global citizenship at CWRU. Sara previously served as Exchange Program Manager at Georgia Tech, working directly with academic units across the campus on curriculum integration to ensure that GA Tech students could participate in study abroad without delaying progress toward graduation. She also served as Study Abroad Advisor at The University of Texas at Austin, where she managed all aspects of a diverse set of study abroad program offerings for five years. Sara earned her B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Southern Methodist University and her M.A. in European Regional and Minority Cultures from University College Dublin.


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