Education Abroad (EA)


Important Allies for Increasing Education Abroad Participation

Wednesday, October 16
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Sheridan

We’ve all read that about 70% of entering students indicate an interest in studying abroad, but only 10% participate. Two groups who can be instrumental in our efforts to promote education abroad long before the student begins the investigatory process are academic advisors and students’ parents. How can we better incorporate advisors and parents into our promotional efforts in order to boost participation? How can technology be enlisted to support these efforts? We have programs and ideas to share but bring your ideas along with your questions.

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Kerry Geffert

Product Evangelist
Terra Dotta

Kerry Geffert is an international educator with a broad skill set, having worked for both universities and international education organizations in the areas of international student services, international recruitment and education abroad. A NAFSAn for over 35 years, Kerry has served at the regional and national levels, including Regional Chair, Nominations & Elections Chair, Annual Conference Chair, Chair of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community and Chair/Lead Trainer of the highly successful Management Development Program. He is currently the chair-elect of the Phase II MIG.


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Todd Karr, MA

Director of Education Abroad
University of New Mexico Global Education Office

Todd Karr is currently the Director of Education Abroad at the University of New Mexico. Throughout his career in education abroad, Todd has focused on program development, institutional exchange partnerships, managing site-specific programs, student recruitment and advising, and facility faculty advising and training programs. He also has experience working ISS and international student recruitment and admissions, and distance education. Todd is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, focusing on how the tenure process influences faculty to develop and lead study abroad programs.


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