Education Abroad (EA)


Internships, Research, and Service Learning Abroad - (WS31)

Tuesday, May 29
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PCC, Room 116

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

Discover how the design and administration of internships, service learning, and research abroad programs differ from traditional study abroad programs. Consider influencing factors, such as: academic credit, institutional control, finances, visas, and adjustment to host communities in program planning and implementation.

Learning Objectives:

Nannette Ripmeester

Expertise in Labour Mobility

Nannette Ripmeester is director of Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM). She is passionate about customizing solutions for international labour mobility. Nannette holds extensive knowledge on what makes graduates internationally employable through assignments for large corporate clients and higher education institutions across the globe. She is considered an expert on global mobility trends, is regularly invited to speak at international conferences (EAIE, DAAD, NAFSA, AIEC, WES, OECD), is part of the NAFSA Trainer Corps and has written extensively on international job-hunting practices. With her double-sided knowledge on what makes people mobile, Nannette advises HigherEd institutions and national & regional governments how to further increase the connection between recent graduates and their future job opportunities.
She combines her work for ELM with her role as Director Client Services Europe for i-graduate – a leading benchmarking organisation responsible for the International Student Barometer (ISB) and is founder of the HigherEd gamification app
With over 25 years of advising employers, universities and governments on graduate mobility, Nannette Ripmeester is one of Europe's leading experts on mobility for study and work. She is recently appointed Industry Innovator in Residence for Study Queensland with a focus on employability.


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Amy J. Conger, PhD

Associate Vice Provost & Director of Global Engagement
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Amy Conger is the Associate Vice Provost and Director of Global Engagement at the University of Michigan (U-M). In this role, she supports international platforms for multidisciplinary research and student programs (currently China, Ethiopia, and India), as well as institutional partnerships and legal agreements for student mobility. As a former Director of International Engineering Programs, she has extensive experience in program development for STEM education abroad, internships, and co-curricular design/service learning projects. Amy teaches EDUC 870: International and Comparative Higher Education and ENGR 260: Engineering Across Cultures. She co-leads research in the development of culturally informed design skills and the integration of ethnographic methods in engineering education. She also manages a large-scale assessment project for Engaged Learning at Michigan.

In terms of operations, Amy manages the U-M Global Engagement Team, a central service and consulting group for all academic units offering international programs. She co-develops and implements campus-wide policies for education abroad (academic credit and co-curricular experiences) and manages campus-wide infrastructure for education abroad and domestic engaged learning (on-line application management system, university travel registry, Global Michigan website, and internal and external reporting).

She earned her Ph.D. in higher education from the U-M, concentrating in comparative higher education and public policy. She earned her M.A. and B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her prior experience includes serving as an Advisor to the Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange in Belgium, conducting fieldwork in the Republic of South Africa, and teaching English in the U.S. and Mexico. She has represented the U-M as an elected member of the Global Engineering Educational Exchange (GE3) Executive Committee and as a member of the Fulbright National Screening Committee and the Boren Scholarship Panel.


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Erik Kulke

Director of Education Abroad and Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
Carthage College

Erik Kulke is the Director of Education Abroad at Carthage College in Wisconsin. In this role, he oversees short-term faculty-led programming as well as semester, summer, or academic year study abroad experiences. He is also an Assistant Professor of Modern Languages (Spanish), and in that role served as faculty director of study abroad programs to the Yucatan area of Mexico. Erik is also in charge of the Carthage in Chicago program, an internship-focused semester-long experience based in downtown Chicago.


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