Thursday, November 8
8:00 a.m. -
Registration and Welcome Desk
8:30 a.m. -
Concurrent Sessions (Group 1)
8:45 a.m. -
The Active Flipped Classroom for Tech-Savvy Learners
According to American educator Mark Prensky, today’s students are different from prior generations having grown up using technology. In turn, they’re programmed to think differently. Today’s higher education professors can actively engage these students in learning and address diverse needs via flipped classroom pedagogy, active learning strategies, and 21st century technology tools. Join us as we share findings from our research on the use of these innovative teaching strategies. We’ll also examine what flipped classrooms entail and various teaching techniques and technologies that promote collaboration, critical thinking, and engagement among today’s students.
Chair: Dominique Charlotteaux, Broward College
Presenter: Isis Silva, Broward College
8:45 a.m. -
Internationalization through Technology: The Glenville State College and University of Oviedo Collaboration
Collaboration between Glenville State College in West Virginia and Spain’s University of Oviedo demonstrates that using technology to connect students in two countries can be an effective, affordable, and scalable way to deliver global learning. Faculty who pioneered this partnership using the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) method will share their experiences developing a joint syllabus, designing assignments for U.S. and Spanish students, navigating cultural differences, assessing outcomes, and developing their own strengths as globally-engaged faculty. The collaboration began in 2014 as part of the American Council on Education (ACE)–SUNY COIL Center Internationalization through Technology Awards Program.
Chair: Heather Ward, American Council on Education
Presenters: Megan E. Gibbons, Glenville State College
Alicia Laspra-Rodríguez, Oviedo University (Spain)
8:45 a.m. -
Cultivating Global Citizenship Through the COIL Model
Many university faculty are now embedding into existing courses an effective teaching strategy called Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) to provide all students with direct experiences in problem-solving on global teams. This panel will present a case study from a COIL course called "The Great Debates East and West,” which discusses how students combine online discussions, live video conferencing, and student-produced videos to co-produce final products based on their small team global collaborations. Two of the three panelists will be video-conferenced in to demonstrate application of some of the principles for doing this work effectively in the classroom. You will leave this session with practical examples and models for how to tailor the COIL teaching strategies to a wide range of course departments and discipline.
Chair: Greg Tuke, University of Washington Bothell
Presenters: Sonia Kapur, University of North Carolina Asheville
Karim Ashour, Future University in Egypt
8:45 a.m. -
Global Learning and Binational Collaborative Models for the Knowledge Economy
This session looks at how transformations in global markets and new technologies are giving birth to binational learning models, and specifically, the collaboration of U.S. and Mexican institutions in creating new educational paradigms. Pima Community College (PCC) has been part of the growing economic interdependence and multidimensional integration between the U.S. and Mexico and has strengthened its relationship with local communities of Mexican origin and developed strong connections with Mexican institutions. Participants will discuss these binational collaborative efforts and discover ways to ensure successful outcomes, procure binational grants, and achieve cross-cultural learning and global solidarity in education on study abroad programs.
Chair: Ricardo Castro-Salazar, Pima Community College
Presenter: Kelley K. Merriam-Castro, The University of Arizona
10:00 a.m. -
Coffee Break and Poster Session
Concurrent Sessions (Group 2)
10:45 a.m. -
Public policy development in the United States remains unpredictable and very challenging, especially for the international exchange community. Forces within the Administration continue to pursue an aggressive overhaul of immigration policies, while promoting an “America First” message internationally. Control of Congress also hangs in the balance. Come hear an update on immigration policy changes, the potential impacts from the mid-term congressional election, and how you might help shape exchange policies in 2019 and beyond.
Chair: Ilir Zherka, The Alliance for International Exchange
10:45 a.m. -
Disability Driving Innovation: Building Accessibility into Our Design Thinking
The future is accessible! That is the expectation as more people with disabilities - the world’s largest minority community - continue to enter mainstream spaces, assume leadership positions, and identify and advocate for full inclusion. Education abroad serves to create a pipeline of emerging leaders with disabilities equipped with the global competencies necessary to further social justice at a greater scale. This session will explore and demonstrate the principles of Universal Design and examine models from institutions and organizations that proactively address disability access in international education programming, from assessing accessibility at overseas sites to participant evaluation, and more.
Chair: Ashley Holben, Mobility International USA
Presenters: Susan Sygall, Mobility International USA
Abigail Lehner, CIEE Alumna
10:45 a.m. -
A Safer Learning Experience: Combining People and Digital Technology
An increase in global incidents has led to duty of care becoming a top priority for universities with students traveling abroad. Recent legal cases involving student safety, such as the Hotchkiss Case, have heightened awareness within the wider academic community. A lack of a travel risk management not only affects faculty and student safety, but also opens academic institutions up to legal, financial, and reputational risks. After this session, the audience will walk away with best practices to better protect their students.
Chair: John O'Sullivan, Key Travel
Presenters: Bill Bull, CIEE
George Shaw, International Location Safety
10:45 a.m. -
Making the Popular Provocative
Why does the rhetoric in education abroad increasingly vilify popular destinations and the students who choose them? Locations with an established profile, perceived familiarity, and allure present unique challenges in terms of student expectations, curriculum, and program design. Rather than discount or write off such destinations, educators should challenge themselves to create innovative and provocative programs that challenge students, subvert assumptions, and deny cursory experiences. The University of Minnesota programs in Dublin and Florence seek to engage with and interrogate the popular appeal of the locations while simultaneously challenging stereotypes and notions of educational tourism and travel. Presenters will discuss the process of developing these programs and share lessons learned along the way.
Chair: Martha Johnson, University of Minnesota
Presenters: Seona Mac Réamoinn, University of Minnesota
Mariarosa Mettifogo, ACCENT
Nanette Hanks, University of Minnesota
Concurrent Sessions (Group 3)
1:30 p.m. -
Immersion Technologies (AR/VR/MR) as a Translator: Developing Global Citizens for Education and Industry
This session illuminates the extensive range of networking opportunities that immersion-based educational environments provide. Educational exchange programs offer portals between worlds by facilitating further opportunities for translation. Utilizing emerging technologies (such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR)) within cultural exchange programs enhances capabilities for connecting cultures around the globe, changing how technology reaches people. This session will link students, teachers, and administrators within ecosystems of global communities, universities, and industries through a range of immersion-driven topics. Participants can expect live demos using VR and AR technologies, Immersive Pedagogical Strategies, DIY Interdisciplinary Research Cultures, Pragmatic Budgeting Approaches, and more.
Chair: Christopher Willey, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Presenters: Emily Berens, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Shi Qi, Hubei University of Technology (China)
1:30 p.m. -
Swiped Out II: More Implications of Dating App Use by Students Abroad and What to Do About it
As evidenced by our 2017 session, many program leaders, advisors, and site directors feel ill-informed about the ramifications of students' use of dating apps while abroad and ill-equipped to address the challenges and uncertainty this phenomenon presents. Our findings also called into question some assumptions about how and why students use dating apps while abroad. For this sequel session, we will build on our original research, presenting more qualitative data, including case studies. Through discussion, we will more deeply explore student motivations and the effects of dating app use while abroad, as well as examine new trends and latest best practices.
View a summary of last year's Swiped Out session.
Chair: Justin Kader, Gustavus Adolphus College
Presenters: Deirdre Opp, University of Minnesota
Monica Schechter, California Polytechnic State University
1:30 p.m. -
Leveraging Technology for Accessibility: Study Abroad for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Deaf Abroad Resources
Universities and third-party providers consistently list making study abroad more inclusive and accessible as one of their top priorities. As a community, we are making great strides when it comes to certain minorities and special interest groups. However, en bloc, study abroad programs are still largely inaccessible to deaf and hard of hearing (deaf/hoh) students. How can we leverage technological and legal resources - in both the U.S. and host country - to support deaf/hoh students abroad? Participants attending this session will leave with the ability to advise deaf/hoh students on their journey abroad and ensure programs are adequately adjusted to meet their needs.
Chair: Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn, Gallaudet University
Presenters: Michelle Morris, Howard University
Alícia Sort, Barcelona Deaf Author and Artist
1:30 p.m. -
Empowering our Educators: Active Learning Strategies in the Study Abroad Classroom
For faculty across the globe, new pedagogies are both exciting and intimidating. Instructional innovations such as live polling, flipped lectures, backward design, and peer learning are well-suited for globally-mobile and tech-savvy Generation Z students, yet professors rarely have the opportunity to experiment with these techniques in order to determine which may best support their course goals. This session will serve as a professional development opportunity for study abroad instructors and provide dedicated time for practicing active learning strategies, thereby empowering educators to use these tools in their own classrooms.
Chair: Alexandra L. Wood, CIEE
Presenters: Christian A. Bracho, University of La Verne
Andrés Tabárez, CIEE
Concurrent Sessions (Group 4)
3:00 p.m. -
Three Disciplines, Two Universities, One Program: Innovative Approaches to Integrated Design
This session explores the educational benefits of a transdisciplinary approach within student cohort and curriculum for study abroad. Through a partnership with faculty from the University of South Florida College of Public Health and College of Nursing, University of Exeter Medical School in England, and CIEE, an innovative model was developed to encompass a global approach from pre-departure, to onsite experience, to post-program student reflections. Essentially, this program expanded the timeframe for international exchange beyond in-country experiences to encompass active learning as a holistic process before, during, and after departure.
Chair: Deidre Orriola, University of South Florida
Presenters: Bri Dostie, CIEE
Joanne Thacker, University of Exeter
3:00 p.m. -
Articulating Values to Guide Programming Development and Selection for High Impact Experiences Abroad
This session offers an overview of the theoretical importance of establishing values for study abroad programs, as well as specific applications of the discernment process. You will learn how to use these values to drive program curriculum development and strategies for effective marketing and recruitment.
Chair: Chelsea Kindred, Academic Programs International
Presenter: Matthew Geisler, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:00 p.m. -
Intentionally Global: An Avenue to Critique Global Citizenship Through Intentional Connections Between the Core Curriculum and Study Abroad
How can we foster a critical understanding of global citizenship through intentional and scaffolded courses in the core curriculum and study abroad offices? In this session we will offer an outline of the Elon model, which seeks to foster critical examination of the meaning and role of Global Citizens in the interdisciplinary first year seminar, through study abroad courses (one of 5 Experiential Learning experiences), and finally in the Core Capstone taken during their third or fourth year of study.
Chair: Amy Johnson, Elon University
Presenters: Evan Gatti, Elon University
Matthew Buckmaster, Elon University
3:00 p.m. -
Technology Culture Shock: Generation Z Students' Experience with a Host Country’s Technology Deficit
How are we, as study abroad professionals, preparing students to study in non-traditional locations with less-developed technological access? Join us and learn about the phenomenon of “technology culture shock” as it relates to Gen Z - often referred to as the generation that is “all technology all the time.” We will first examine Gen Z’s use of technology abroad, and then outline opportunities for study abroad professionals to better prepare and manage the expectations of these students as they pursue international education in countries that have technological challenges.
Chair: Moriah Maron, CIEE
Presenters: Kwasi Gyasi-Gyamerah, CIEE
Cassandra Napolitano, Clark University
6:00 p.m. -
Meet CIEE Reception (offsite)
Transportation will be provided; all attendees are welcome