8:00 a.m. -
Registration and Welcome Desk
8:30 a.m. -
Concurrent Sessions (Group 1)
8:45 a.m. -
COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning): An Innovative, Economical Approach to Expanding Access to International Education through Technology
COIL courses connect your students to international peers so they can collaborate on joint projects from their university classrooms. COIL practices are now being recognized as an important addition to the internationalization toolkit, but few SIOs and international education staff or faculty have significant experience with this format. This session will be an opportunity to learn about the model and its implementation from three leading COIL practitioners. In addition to describing the COIL model and giving examples of its implementation, this session will address the process of embedding COIL courses into the curriculum, providing training, linking it to short-term study abroad, and getting administrative buy-in.
Chair: Jon Rubin, COIL Consulting, Founder SUNY COIL Center
Presenters: Natalia Dyba, University of Washington Bothell; Keiko Ikeda, Kansai University, Japan
8:45 a.m. -
"What I Meant to Say Was..." Using Technology to Create Virtual Practice Environments to Prepare for Tough Conversations with Students in Crisis
See how technology can be used to train diverse international field staff to hold difficult conversations with students who experience an emotional or mental health crisis while studying abroad. We’ll describe the results of a CIEE pilot training program, featuring virtual simulation Kognito At-Risk programs, conducted this year for CIEE Resident Directors and other overseas resident field staff. After a demonstration from the program’s creator, participants will discuss best practices for approaching at-risk students and implement them with a role-play exercise. We’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A, so you can hear more about our resident field staff’s experiences with the At-Risk system and the pre- and post-training survey results in detail.
Chair: Beth West, CIEE
Presenters: Glenn Albright, Kognito; Colin McElroy, CIEE
8:45 a.m. -
Digital Reflection as a Key to Developing Cultural Awareness
Developing cultural awareness is one study abroad goal. Because this awareness is personal and subjective, it’s often challenging to show evidence of its growth. Beginning with an overview of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and data from three programs, we’ll discuss integrating the IDI with the student experience, as well as using reflective writing and structured prompts in eportfolios to foster student recognition of intercultural awareness. Participants will design a simple eportfolio with program specific prompts that can be applied to their own programs.
Chair: Ruth Benander, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
Presenters: Deborah Page, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College; Kellie Tilton, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
8:45 a.m. -
Leveraging Online Instruction to Augment Intercultural Learning Abroad
Join us for a look at case studies of various online intercultural learning courses developed to help students gain perspective and support while they process their experiences abroad. We’ll include an overview of course structure, assignments, and institutional goals for student learning, as well as discuss rationale for online format, challenges, and lessons. Join our discussion of strategies and solutions that address the challenges of online learning for education abroad programs.
Chair: Monya Lemery, The University of Texas at Austin
Presenters: Deirdre Mendez, The University of Texas at Austin; Opal Leeman Bartzis, Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
10:00 a.m. -
Coffee Break and Poster Fair
Concurrent Sessions (Group 2)
10:45 a.m. -
Embracing Technology to Transform Regressive Short-Term Programming
How can educators maintain focus, engagement, and concrete learning while understanding our students’ urge to take selfies at Brandenburg Gate? Can we channel this impulse into pedagogy and program sustainability? By sharing our case study, we’ll show you a model for achieving growth within the context of sensitive themes and abbreviated schedules. We’ll review how to facilitate experience by integrating and acknowledging pressures and desires to document international experiences with social media. Join us to explore how this approach fosters more meaningful, intimate human interactions and take part in hands-on exercises that will help you plan your next endeavor.
Chair: Bri Dostie, CIEE
Presenters: John Roper, CIEE; Nolan Kline, Rollins College
10:45 a.m. -
Connecting Learning Abroad with Learning at Home Through Reflective Campus-Based Courses
To encourage students to integrate learning abroad when they return, Goucher College and Texas Christian University have developed reflective courses and co-curricular experiences that help students connect learning abroad with learning on the home campus. In this session, you’ll learn about the content, methodology, and logistics that have worked successfully at each institution, as well as lessons learned from overcoming obstacles along the way. During group discussions, participants will also get valuable insights by briefly enrolling in courses, completing an assignment, and discussing findings.
Chair: Jennifer White, Goucher College
Presenter: Tracy Rundstrom Williams, Texas Christian University
10:45 a.m. -
Campus Internationalization Through Faculty Professional Development Abroad
Join us for an overview of the many benefits and challenges of faculty professional development. Learn about various solutions and hear from two faculty members who implemented change on their home campuses following their own professional development experiences. You’ll also discover innovative ways that campuses with limited resources can internationalize with a trickle-down strategy.
Chair: Paola Esmieu, Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions
Presenters: Ervin James III, Paul Quinn College; Melvenia Martin, Grambling State University; Erin Santana, CIEE
10:45 a.m. -
Millennials Abroad in Uncertain Times: Innovative and Integrated Approaches to International Crisis Response
When you learn a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other major event has occurred in a location where you have students abroad, do you know how to quickly locate them, communicate with them, and provide help? By embracing today’s technology and social media platforms, educators can develop nimble, robust crisis-management plans that keep pace with tech-savvy, connected students. Join us to learn about an integrative strategy that capitalizes on relatively new technologies to respond quickly and effectively in the event of study abroad emergencies.
Chair: Erin Wolf, The University of Texas System
Presenters: Jessica Miller, The University of Texas at Austin; Christopher Daniel, Michigan State University
12:15 p.m. -
Tech Hub: PenPal Schools
Joe Troyen, Founder
Concurrent Sessions (Group 3)
1:30 p.m. -
Retrospective: A Decade of Intercultural Learning at CIEE
A decade ago, CIEE launched a pilot to integrate intercultural learning into our study programs. This effort evolved into a comprehensive array of intercultural curricula that constitute a cornerstone of our programs. In this session, we’ll examine the journey and share relevant lessons. We’ll explore challenges, including providing instructor training, assessing learning outcomes, managing a complex rollout plan, and cultivating buy-in. Whether you’ve facilitated intercultural learning for years or you’re just getting started, join us for an engaging session on the evolution and future of intercultural learning.c
Host: Alexandra Wood, CIEE
Presenters: Elsa Maxwell, CIEE; Yanfei Fu, CIEE; Catherine Menyhart, Making Space; Serigne Ndiaye, CIEE
1:30 p.m. -
How Penn State Lehigh Valley leveraged 360 video to create Immersive Learning Modules and Open Educational Resources
Learn how an immersive learning opportunity involving 360 video originated through an informal partnership with the University of Puerto Rico. With a modest budget, willing instructors, and simple training, several learning modules were developed using a small, inexpensive high definition camera.
From student and faculty vision to technology and, of course, University support, join us for a lively presentation and discussion about the potential your college may have to economically adapt a similar opportunity. We will discuss the options for lab usage, the potential development of Open Educational Resources, and most importantly, all the details on creating your first 360 video and how to assess student learning.
Chair: Kate Morgan, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Presenters: Kenneth Thigpen, Penn State Lehigh Valley; Karen Kackley-Dutt, Penn State Lehigh Valley; Eileen Grodziak, Penn State Lehigh Valley
1:30 p.m. -
The Imperative of Incident Reporting
The demand for information and accountability in the provision of study abroad programs continues to grow, particularly in relation to student safety. As a result, incident reporting during study abroad has attracted attention in the United States at federal and state levels. Learn why reporting is important, and get familiar with current and proposed legislation and what it means for sending and receiving campuses. We’ll also discuss the Critical Incident Database, developed by The Forum on Education Abroad, as an important professional tool for collective tracking and reporting.
Chair: Kerry A. Geffert, Terra Dotta
Presenters: Natalie A. Mello, The Forum on Education Abroad; John G. Tansey, Dartmouth College
1:30 p.m. -
More INTER than CULTURAL: How Globally Networked Learning Can Bridge Our Divides
Globally networked learning is an innovative, cost-effective internationalization strategy that offers students access to cross-cultural experiential learning and creates a foundation for studying abroad. In globally networked classrooms (GNCs), students and faculty in different parts of the world share common learning spaces, spanning institutional contexts and national boundaries and supporting intercultural learning. GNCs have potential to eliminate preconceptions and foster cross-cultural cooperation, particularly when students from wealthy nations engage with students from poorer regions. After listening to our panelists' experiences, you’ll have an opportunity to create your own GNC.
Chair: Janine DeWitt, Marymount University
Presenters: Matt Bakker, Marymount University; Loes Damhof, Hanze University of Applied Science, Netherlands; Terry Graham, ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Mexico
Concurrent Sessions (Group 4)
3:00 p.m. -
Data-Driven Tools for Education Abroad
With the availability of advanced technology tools, international education professionals can utilize online platforms to inform and enhance the development of educational abroad opportunities for students. In this session, we’ll introduce a variety of data-driven tools, including Caspio and Tableau, that can help drive study abroad access and participation. After looking at applications for enrollment management, academic integration, program portfolio, student program evaluations, program costs, and reciprocal student exchange balance, you’ll be able to share the benefits and challenges of these tools for your own institutions and identify the need for additional tools.
Chair: Hsiu-Zu Ho, University of California Education Abroad Program
Presenters: Gordon Schaeffer, University of California Education Abroad Program; Emily Graham, University of California Education Abroad Program; Yeana Lam, University of California Education Abroad Program
3:00 p.m. -
Empowering Student Leaders: The Digital Student Becomes Your Greatest Resource in Creating Online Learning Opportunities for Study Abroad Offices
With student leadership, your study abroad office can leverage its digital presence as a meaningful educational tool. Learn how to develop a social media strategy and web presence that aligns with your intercultural learning objectives. By developing student leaders, your team can change social media from a burden to a teaching tool. Learn how to incorporate educational tools into your social media plan and see how it empowers you to guide students to articulate personal and academic goals for study abroad, investigate all program possibilities, and develop empathy and intercultural skills with digital media presence.
Chair: Annie Gibson, Tulane University
Presenter: Emily Capdeville, Tulane University
3:00 p.m. -
Mountains, Valleys, and Uncharted Terrain: Exploring the Use of Technology to Deliver Inclusive and Efficient Study-Abroad Programming
For many educators, the biggest challenges to growing study abroad participation are meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student body and finding data management solutions. In this interactive session, administrators, faculty, and staff will learn how technology is helping two major universities break down these barriers. Join us and see how Arizona State University is making study abroad more available to online and other non-traditional learners, and how the University of South Carolina has dramatically increased study-abroad program development and improved efficiency with online data management.
Chair: Karen Edwards, University of South Carolina
Presenters: Magdalena Grudzinski-Hall, University of South Carolina; Jennifer Malerich, Arizona State University
3:00 p.m. -
Swiped Out: Implications of Dating App Use by Students Abroad and What to Do About It
While studying abroad, many students use mobile dating apps to date locals, find sexual partners, or see who can get the most swipes right. During this session, we’ll discuss our research on why and how students use dating apps abroad, and the new, amplified challenges this presents for safety, group dynamics, and ethics. Through a variety of lenses, we’ll explore this topic in the context of your home institutions and organizations. We’ll collect best practices as they arise in our discussion and add them to a collection of resources for you to use moving forward.
Chair: Justin Kader, Gustavus Adolphus College
Presenters: Deirdre Opp, University of Minnesota; Monica Schechter, California Polytechnic State University
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7:00 p.m. -
Annual Conference Reception
The Bullock Texas State History Museum