Education Abroad (EA)


Collaborative Approaches to Developing Faculty-Led Programs - (WS14)

Monday, May 28
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PCC, Room 117

Member Fee: $349.00 | Non-member Fee: $489.00 | Student Pricing: $149.00

With a focus on short-term, faculty-led programs, this workshop provides tools for creating successful partnerships between education abroad professionals and faculty on proposals, budgets, planning, orientations, and assessment. Improve communications and uncover ways to view the process from multiple perspectives.

Learning Objectives:

Joelle E. Nisolle, PhD

International Development Director
La Rochelle Business School

Joëlle Nisolle joined La Rochelle International Business School in France as an Associate Research Professor in 2007 to develop international cooperation agreements and to teach cross-cultural management, international negotiations, and international marketing courses. She is now in charge of International Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas and in India. She held visiting professor positions at Paris Dauphine and Paris Créteil Universities in France for several decades. Expatriated since 1983 to the United States by Maisons Phenix Corporation to lead their international joint-venture with U.S. Homes, she joined the academic world in 1989 as a faculty member after receiving a Fulbright grant to complete a PhD in applied anthropology. She taught in several U.S. state universities in Florida, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas. She was a frequent invited professor in France, Germany, Slovenia, Russia, Turkey, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Gabon, Cameroon, Ivory Coast.and Bahrain. Her research interests are cultural analysis, cross-cultural management, women' s entrepreneurship, and transitional economies (particularly Central Asia and Russia). She also holds a French Doctorate in Marketing and a Degree from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. Before starting her academic career, she worked 18 years for real estate corporations in Europe and in the United States. She is fluent in French and English and understands some Russian, Spanish, and German.


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Heidi Efird White, BS, MIS

Director of Intl Student Svs & Study Abroad
Durham Technical Community College

Over the past 20 years Heidi White has worked in many different areas in international education including ESL, community programming, international student & scholar services, SEVIS compliance, international student admissions, and study abroad. She has also worked in a variety of types of institutions from K-12 schools, intensive language schools, large public universities, small private and community colleges. Heidi has also worked both in the US and abroad. She is currently the Director of International (Non-US) Student Services and Study Abroad at Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina.


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