Paris 2023

November 8 - 10, 2023

Leading Change in Study Abroad

The CIEE 76th Annual Study Abroad Conference will bring together thought leaders in the field of international education to share ideas on how best to refine, reconceptualize, and reshape the future of study abroad.

How will study abroad evolve over the next 10 years? What new programs and initiatives should we build together to make study abroad an even more powerful catalyst for personal and professional growth? How can we make international experiences more accessible, inclusive, and welcoming?

Join forward thinking experts for workshops, collaboration, and new interactive presentations in Parisian salons on topics such as:

  • Reimagining the Future of Higher (and Global) Education
  • Aligning Internships, Service Learning, and Research in a Global Context
  • Expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Abroad
  • Embracing the (Re)Emergence of Traditional Study Abroad
  • Adopting Impactful Strategies for Sustainability Abroad

This year’s keynote speakers include:

  • Kenneth Elmore, President, Dean College
  • Rebecca Kohn, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Elon University
  • Lubomila Jordanova, CEO, Plan A
  • Ben Waxman, CEO, Intead

Read more about each speaker.

Day 1
Nov 8, 2023
Day 2
Nov 9, 2023
Day 3
Nov 10, 2023

Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education

This certification program is designed to empower participants with the tools they need to become Certified Mental Health First Aiders, equipped to provide effective support and assistance to students facing mental health and substance use challenges.

Opening Plenary: Reimagining the Future of Higher and Global Education

Join this timely conversation focused on how best to refine, reconceptualize, and reshape the future of study abroad with specific emphasis on themes most relevant to partner universities and colleges,...
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Meet CIEE Reception

This evening, we begin the CIEE 76th Annual Study Abroad Conference with our signature reception, bringing together all our Centers under one roof! This is your chance to have your...
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9:00 am – 10:15 am

Salon Sessions 1

Sustainability And Study Abroad

Facilitators Ellen Sayles, Associate Dean and Director of Education Abroad University of Richmond Alan Masters, Academic Affairs Director – Curriculum CIEE Naomi Otterness, Director of Study Abroad Davidson College Kate...
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An Accessible Feast: Infusing Disability-Positive Culture into International Education

What would the future of global education look like if disability identity were recognized as a positive driving force of innovation? Guests will cultivate strategies to accelerate a bright future...
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AI, ChatGPT and Global Learning

Launched as a prototype in November 2022, ChatGPT will be approaching its first birthday as CIEE hosts its conference in Paris. ChatGPT compels us to reimagine HE. We will consider...
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10:15 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Salon Sessions 2

Designing the Future of Global Education: A Student-Centered Design Sprint

How might we redesign Global Education for the students of 2030? Embark with us on a dynamic journey, harnessing the power of Design Thinking to craft innovative and impactful pathways...
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Permission to Fail? Granted! Facilitating an Openness to Risk and Uncertainty as International Educators

In this lively, experiential, and interactive salon, we will practice getting more comfortable with uncertainty, facilitate discussion around ways to prepare and support students studying in new cultures and new...
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Short-term and Faculty-led Programs as Paths to Expanding Accessibility

This salon will focus on the development of short-term study abroad programs and their potential impact on diversity abroad initiatives.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Conference Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Salon Sessions 3

More Than an Athlete: Leveraging Sports to Shape the Future of Global Education

The purpose of sport is more than elite competition. Sport is a medium for education abroad, diplomacy, internationalization, and academic partnerships. During this session, we will question how sport can...
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Problematizing Education Abroad in Europe Through A DEI Lens

Facilitators Kyle Rausch, Executive Director University of Illinois at Chicago Annastasia Williams, Manager, Institutional Relations CIEE Norvell Watts, Program Manager Northwestern University

Transformational Learning: Re-Envisioning the Impact of International Study Abroad Programs

This presentation examines the transformative experiences among social work students who participated in a short-term immersion in either Italy or Panama in four areas (1) Community, (2) Adaptation, (3) Empowerment...
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2:15 pm pm – 2:45 pm

Coffee Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Salon Sessions 4

Best practices to support the next generation of international educators, and those who manage them

As institutions and organizations emerge from the pandemic, hiring has been a priority. This session presents strategies to advance the professional development of newcomers to the sector, as well as...
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Why not Latin America?

The conference will delve into the reasons why Latin America and the Caribbean are often undervalued as a study abroad option. We will emphasize the value LAC offers to higher...
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Expanding Identity Abroad: Partnerships Across Student Life Units

Using a 2023 Wake Forest University LGBTQ+ program in South Africa as a case study, this session will explore the opportunity of partnering with US campus identity centers to create short-term, identity based programming....
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6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Offsite Reception

Reception at the Cercle de L’Union Interalliée

Join CIEE for an exclusive networking soirée at the Cercle de L’Union Interalliée, a haven of peace with a rich heritage spanning more than a century. Experience the charm of...
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Eco-Trailblazers: Insights from CIEE Student Sustainability Challenge Finalists

Hear from the five finalists of the CIEE Student Sustainability Challenge as they share innovative ideas, unique perspectives, and effective strategies to drive positive change for sustainability in education abroad. Student...
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10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break

Using Research to Generate Awareness and Resources for Sustainable Student Travel

Students want to travel when they’re abroad. But is sustainability a factor when they decide where and how often to visit other places? Learn from two institutions about their research...
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Cohort-Based Global Learning: High Impact Programs that Go Beyond Study Abroad

Cohort-based global learning is a powerful tool for fostering intercultural competence. While study abroad may be a part of the student experience in the presenters’ examples, participants will explore high...
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10:30 am – 11:45 am

Salon Sessions 5

Role Swap: The Multiple Perspectives Around Students with Mental Illness

We each have our own perspective on students with mental illness studying abroad. In this salon, we will use role play to understand the considerations that various stakeholders must balance...
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11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Conference Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Closing Plenary

Adopting Impactful Strategies for Sustainability in Global Education

Join us as we seek to understand and unpack recent efforts to align global education initiatives with the climate change imperative. We’ll invite a sustainability expert to present and then...
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