The Power of Family Inclusion in Education Abroad Participation: Using Webinars to Foster Engagement in the Pre-Departure Process

Nov 10, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

The Power of Family Inclusion in Education Abroad Participation: Using Webinars to Foster Engagement in the Pre-Departure Process

This session explores the increasing importance of family inclusion in safe and successful student participation in education abroad, especially with the challenges presented by the ongoing global health crisis.  Best practices for student and family engagement will be shared from the perspective of two institutions with different demographics and program offerings. Attendees will learn how to develop a webinar series that provides general information about education abroad to parents and family members while encouraging student independence and accountability throughout the entire process.

  • Johnna Weston, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Cheryl Marcelo, Austin College