CIEE International Education and Exchange Summit
Reimagine, Rebuild, Reopen

CIEE hosted the CIEE International Education and Exchange Summit (CIEES) during International Education Week, November 16-20, 2020. CIEES was a free online event, delivered through a series of short workshops and presentations, that looked at the future of cultural exchange programs of all types and tackle topics around the theme: Reimagine, Rebuild, Reopen.

Watch the Session Recordings

Day 1
Nov 16, 2020
Day 2
Nov 17, 2020
Day 3
Nov 18, 2020
Day 4
Nov 19, 2020
Day 5
Nov 20, 2020

Plenary: Managing Risk & Liability in a COVID World

Join us for a moderated panel discussion exploring not only the impacts and issues of coronavirus in our field, also the opportunities that could be on the table for us all as the world adjusts to a new normal. 

Book Club with Dr. Jess Shatkin

Author of Born to be Wild: Why Teens take Risks and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe - Decoding the Adolescent Brain, Ages 12-26
Note: Registrants are strongly encouraged to have read the book prior to the Session. Copies can be purchased online.

Plenary: Education Technology Innovations – The Promise and Future of Online Learning in International Education and Exchange: Blended?

Over the last decades, online learning has been used to augment the learning in cross cultural academic experiences. What is the best use of online learning in a cross-cultural academic experience?

Plenary: US Post Election Update – Opportunities for Reengagement

The panel features Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States.

High School & Study Abroad – Travelers to Leaders, Travel Tours to Engaged Outcomes. What applied learning actions are students taking after study abroad?

This session will introduce you to three different schools with programs designed to achieve these goals and with student bodies that are engaging with study abroad beyond educational travel tours, with significant scholarship opportunities.

Plenary: From Reaction to Action: The Growth of Remote or Virtual Internships in the Age of COVID-19

Join us for a brief overview of virtual global internships at CIEE and in higher education, and then hear from a panel of three student interns from a mix of US and international institutions and their respective host employers based in Berlin, Prague, and London.

Plenary: Professional & Cultural Exchange – Opportunities for Exchange Visitors to the US.

This session will explore the value these programs offer to participants, U.S. hosts and communities, and the U.S. economy while meeting public diplomacy and foreign policy objectives.

Plenary: Hosting International Students Abroad during a Pandemic: Learnings and Implications for the Future

Institutions and their partners were challenged with creating a robust American classroom “living and learning” experiences from afar in a very short time.  Two institutions will talk about their successful experiences.

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