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12:00–5:00pmRegistration Open
1:00–4:00pmDiversity Abroad Advisory Council Meeting (Closed)

7:00–5:30pmRegistration Open
9:00am–12:00pmPre-Conference Workshops (pre-registration required)
1:15–3:15pmDeep Dive Sessions

Culturally-Responsive Advising to Leverage Student Strengths and Increase Their Success

We approach this deep dive on EA advising practice from Yosso's (2005) Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) construct, which suggests that historically underrepresented students bring a rich range of unique strengths that can make them stronger university students. We then introduce deep dive attendees to Appreciative Advising and help them create a culturally-responsive approach to advising, which can allow them to forge stronger relationships with diverse students and empower them to achieve their international educational goals.


Lisa Johnson - Smith College 

David Wick - Middlebury Institute, Monterey CA

DuBois Jennings - Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)

Emily Hammock Mosby - University of New Mexico

What We Wish you Knew: Insight from Individuals with Disabilities

Although the number of students with disabilities who study abroad has increased, the number with learning, sensory, and physical disabilities has decreased. How do we understand this? What practices can support students with disabilities to ensure access and successful engagement in the study abroad experience? Join us in a panel discussion with at least 3 study abroad participants who have varying disabilities, and learn from their perspective on navigating the study abroad experience.


Lauren Schuller - Bentley University

Michael Alijewicz - International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

Cheryl Beverly - James Madison University- College of Education

Jenny Sullivan - Rochester Institute of Technology

Who's On Top? Achieving Gender Parity in International Education Leadership

This session explores whether gender parity (the ratio of women to men) has been achieved within International Education's senior leadership level. It includes a presentation of the results of 2017/18 related research, insights into the lived experiences of women senior leaders, including stories from women of color, and a discussion about the barriers and opportunities for women leaders to move up the leadership ladder.


Kris Holloway - Center for International Studies (CISAbroad)

Sora Friedman - School for International Training

Angela Miller - University of Florida, International Center

Increase Your Numbers and Funding: Lessons from Gilman Top Producers

The Gilman Scholarship Program named their "Top Producers" for the first time at last year's Diversity Abroad Annual Conference. Four of these Top Producing Institutions will present their successful strategies to promote inclusive study abroad. Institutional categories included Small, Medium, Large and Associate Colleges and Universities. Each has developed customized techniques to reach their own diverse populations to promote study abroad and the Gilman Scholarship - the largest undergraduate study abroad scholarship in the nation.


Theresa Gagnon - US Department of State, Study Abroad Branch

Danielle Edmonson - Georgetown University

Tom Hospod - University of Rhode Island

Michelle Ayazi - UC Berkeley

When it's Not Like Going Home: Addressing Heritage Student Priorities

This session addresses the need for study abroad advisers and program administrators to pursue student-specific approaches to support and empower heritage students. The session brings together on-campus advisers and program provider perspectives on supporting heritage students in the pre-departure, on-site, and re-entry phases. Attendees will hear first-person accounts of heritage student experiences abroad, and will leave the session with a roadmap for engaging with and advising heritage students on campus and while they are abroad.


Benjamin Pollok - CET Academic Programs

Thúy Doàn - University of Minnesota

Rachel Lopes-Almeida - Brown University

Building Alliances & Working Through Barriers: Creating Dynamic Campus Partnerships

A thriving international education program comes out of a dynamic network of campus allies and collaborative programming. Explore how to cultivate diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives with various stakeholders and work through barriers from the perspective of varied institutions with distinct organizational programs. Examine how to develop mutually beneficial objectives with other offices and groups. The session will include a panel and interactive activities on engaging potential allies, creating programming, and strategies for navigating challenges.


Melanie Mala Ghosh - MIT

Mary Pyne - Simmons University

Aliki Karagiannis - Stonehill College 

Darren R. Gallant - Brandeis University

Maximizing Student Learning Abroad: A Curriculum

This session will provide an overview of social justice concepts and how to implement those in the Education Abroad curriculum to enhance students’ experiences abroad. The purpose of the curriculum is to maximize students' experiences abroad by promoting self­-reflection and the development of empathy and understanding prior to departure.


Carlise Womack-Wynne - University of North Georgia

Keshia Abraham - Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Malaika Serrano - International Studies Abroad (ISA)

AIDE Roadmap: From Passion to Progress - Making Diversity & Inclusion a Reality

The Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (AIDE) Roadmap is designed to help international education offices/programs assess their diversity and inclusion practices, and to serve as a guide for implementing policies and practices that will help offices develop and achieve diversity and inclusion goals. Join this interactive workshop to learn about the new AIDE Roadmap framework developed by Diversity Abroad with feedback from the International Education Community, as we move from Passion to Process to Progress!



1:00–4:30pm CAPA Symposium - Empires of the Mind? (Post)colonialism and Decolonizing Education Abroad (pre-registration required)
3:30–4:30pmNewcomers Orientation
3:30–4:30pm State of Diversity Abroad: Updates & Engagement Opportunities
3:45–4:45pm Internationalize Your Education & Future for Local High School Students (Closed)
3:00–5:00pm Exhibitor Fair
5:00–6:45pm Welcome & Innovation Competition
7:15–9:00pmOpening Reception

7:30–4:30pm Registration Open
7:30–8:30amTask Force Meetings (Closed)
8:45–10:00amConcurrent Sessions
Intentional Program Design: Focusing on Who and How We Serve

Experiential education programs on race, privilege and identity are becoming more popular. Yet our approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion remains stagnant. When inclusion is an afterthought - considered after a program is designed - we can do more harm than good. How do we take into account the diverse intersectional identities of our students to meet their needs? This session discusses how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in experiential education starts with intentional program design.


Jacqueline Broussard

Malik Blue: University of Maryland, College Park

Raven Rodriguez

Supporting Faculty: Fostering Brave Spaces for Students and Programs Abroad

In this session, participants will apply resources and tools intended to support program directors and other program leaders in fostering brave spaces within their program design and in relationships with students, their home institution, and the communities where programs take place. Some pre-session preparation, including review of materials and scenarios, will be expected.


Jessica Francis: Wake Forest University

Karey Fuhs: Northwestern University

Amy Exah: University of Texas at Austin

Nayree Barnett: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

It Takes a Village: Growing Collaborative Leadership and Strategic Partnerships


How to encourage and facilitate new partnerships across administrative units

Examples of workforce enhancement across student affairs programming

Strategic signaling of economic impacts for student and campus international engagement

Fundraising collaborative efforts across campus constituents

Holistic and sustained guided mentorship and student exploration of education abroad for minority serving institutions for better financial planning and preparation

Creating visible and provocative enthusiasm for international education

Deploying service learning projects and internships to help your cause


Kelechi Kalu: University of California, Riverside

Mariam Lam: University of California, Riverside

Elaine Meyers-Lee: Agnes Scott College

Tiffany del Valle: Agnes Scott College

"I'm a Believer (and I'm ________)": Religion and Intersectional Identity

All identities intersect, some more than others! Religious identity is a key intersectional identity, as it includes both internal and external aspects, visible and invisible components, and personal and group elements that, combined with cultural norms experienced in a different country, can impact a student's experience abroad. This session will explore the intersection of religion with other identities and provide session participants with knowledge and tools to better support their students identity development.


Ira Kirschner: Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Daniella Lubey: University of San Francisco

Laura Zuelch: New York University

Ryan Dye: St. Ambrose University


Finding Wakanda: Deploying Innovative Themes to Attract Diverse Students Abroad

In today's world of ever-dwindling attention spans (studies indicate Generation Zers have an average attention span of 8 seconds), it is increasingly vital that international education professionals create a variety of ways to grab their students' attention to interest them in studying abroad. In this session, participants will explore how to utilize creative thematic approaches to program design in order to expand equity in attracting more nontraditional students and student of color.


Kandice Rose: IES Abroad

Gretchen Cook-Anderson: IES Abroad

Rhonda Collier: Tuskegee University

Ochmaa Dashzeveg EscueIndiana University

Building and Supporting a Diverse Pipeline of Study Abroad Participants

Intentional work to increase inclusion and accessibility in high school study abroad has led to more diverse student cohorts traveling overseas. Once K-12 students are selected to participate in study abroad experiences, how can educators prepare and support individual students, student groups, and trip leaders for experiences that diverse students may face abroad? This interactive session will demonstrate scenario-based training and other program preparation tools, as well as on-program support models to promote student success.


Anna Stewart: American Councils for International Education

Kayla Gatalica: District of Columbia Public Schools

Salwa Saba: American Councils for International Education

Latinx Identities in a Globalized World through Culturally Relevant Curriculum

What does it mean to be Latinx in Latin America? In Africa? How does race operate within Latinx communities in the U.S. as well as in Latin America? We will explore how U.S. Latinx students come to understand their own racialized identities. We will focus specifically on the role of African heritage within the identities of Latinx students who studied abroad with other Latinx students in Costa Rica as well as Cape Town, South Africa.


Javier Wallace: The University of Texas at Austin

Devin Walker: The University of Texas at Austin

MSI Task Force Town Hall

During this town hall session, members of the Diversity in Global Education Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Task Force will share remarks about the state of the field as it relates to the task force theme and facilitate a discussion with attendees to identify areas of focus moving forward.


To be determined

10:00–10:45amExhibitor Fair & Refreshment Break
10:45–12:00pmConcurrent Sessions
Data-Driven Diversity: Collaborating with Campus Data Office(r)s

We say we want to diversify who studies abroad. But how do we know what goals to set if we don't intimately know our demographic data? Learn how to partner with your campus institutional data office(r)s to identify institutional and study abroad enrollment trends from which to set -- and measure the success of -- strategic multi-year goals in broadening access to study abroad. This session supports key indicators of the Diversity Abroad AIDE Roadmap.


Kim Howard: University of Vermont

Lauren Schuller: Bentley University

Dr. Alexander Yin: University of Vermont

Advancing our Practice: Inclusion Strategies for Students and Staff Onsite

You have diverse students on your program, but how do you support their success abroad? Through collaborative exploration of next practices for fostering inclusivity on study abroad programming, this session tackles topics the field struggles with as a whole, including many components of inclusive onsite support that contribute to student success abroad. Participants will explore how onsite staff development, inclusive teaching practices and cultivating student allies, among other strategies, can help diverse students thrive abroad.


Margaret McCullers: Institute for Study Abroad

LaNitra Berger: George Mason University

Taylor Woodman: University of Maryland

Intention & Identity: LGBTQ+ Support from India to the World

For organizations that encourage and uplift LGBTQ+ folks of all identities to study, work or serve abroad, it's essential to incorporate these intentions formally, as documented parts of the institution, and informally, in connection and reflection spaces, to ensure this support remains even as political climate shifts, in host and home countries. Here we present the efforts and goals of CIS Abroad in 22 countries and the AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India.


Kara Morgan: American India Foundation

Katja Kurz: American India Foundation

Aaron Faucher: CIS Abroad

Reimaging Summer Schools to Bridge Cultural Divides

This session will provide a dynamic space and create opportunities for diverse readings of the conceptualization and implementation of Summer Schools. Comprehensive case studies from the Universities of Ghana, Johannesburg, Utrecht will introduce discussions on the evolving nature of Internationalisation and curricula in Summer Schools. Immigration, diasporas, and new political administrations are some of the constructs that inform a deconstruction of existing practices to explore other relevant approaches to global learning outcomes and pedagogies.


Judy Peter: University of Johanesburg

Ama de-Graft AikinsUniversity of Ghana

Jeroen Torenbeek: University of Utrecht

Robert Mack: Tufts University

Technology for Inclusion in Global Education: Pitfalls & Opportunities

To be determined



Utilizing Strategic Partnerships to Support Student Identity Exploration While Abroad

Participants will identify partnerships, both internal and external to their organization, to expand the identity development students experience while abroad. Presenters will give examples of partnerships that have assisted students in accessing opportunities they did not think were possible and partnerships designed for students to explore their religious identity through community connections. The session will include videos from students who have benefited from these partnerships to deepen their identity development during their study abroad experience.


Laura Roth: Semester at Sea

Stephanie Shaker SullivanCalifornia Lutheran University

Becca Flyer: KAHAL Abroad

Emily Greenblatt: Semester at Sea

What 1st-Gen Students Can Teach Us: Collaborative Analysis Guiding Change

The differences between professionals and students can limit our ability to connect with them and capacity to design and run effective, inclusive programs. 1st-generation students have a lot to teach us about who they are, the strengths they bring, and how they experience education abroad. We will collaboratively explore student quote data from before, during and after EA. Join us in making meaning of these stories and gain insights to inform your practice.


Tasha Willis: California State University, Los Angeles

David Wick: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Sonja Lind: California State University, Los Angeles

Evelyn Lueker: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Race & Ethnicity Task Force Town Hall

During this town hall session, members of the Diversity in Global Education Race & Ethnicity Task Force will share remarks about the state of the field as it relates to the task force theme and facilitate a discussion with attendees to identify areas of focus moving forward.


To be determined

12:00–1:30pmLunch & Learns (pre-registration required)
1:45–2:10pm Big Idea Talks

Feeding the Pipeline: Financial Access for High School Study Abroad

Most of us probably agree that the earlier students go abroad, the better. Yet there are few widely available funding options for high school students from low-income families to study abroad. Let's talk about some big ideas and build momentum for advocacy to get this on the national agenda.


Laurie Black: CET Academic Programs

Study Abroad²: Designing One Program that Satisfies All Students

How do you balance the needs and goals of international and domestic students in study abroad programs? International students have chosen the USA as their study abroad experience and domestic students may find program participation a financial hardship. In this session, we will discuss a plan for using international academic partners in a non-traditional way in order to keep costs down and include programs that include meaningful experiences for both domestic and international students.


Jane Boyland: Johnson & Wales University

Carlos Gonzalez Campos: CETYS Universidad

A Service Gap Year Abroad: Evaluating Student Success

The Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program is preparing a diverse cohort of students for college success through a structured, supported bridge year program for students to engage in full-time service with a community organization. Discover key insights from our evaluation findings, and learn how a funded college gap year program is preparing students from underrepresented populations for college success and subsequent international experience.


Jessye Crowe-Rothstein: Tufts University

Sherri Sklarwitz: Tufts University

Brave Spaces Abroad

Most students in the US are familiar with the notion of a "safe space" . Safety, however can be interpreted as a mechanism for stagnation and further the reality of polarization on US campuses. In this session we will explore the theories of brave spaces, the practice of safely fostering dialogue within the international classroom environment.


Abel Estrada: University of Colorado Boulder

Hernando Sevilla-Garcia: IES Abroad

Global Gateway: Eliminating Barriers through Program Design, Development, and Partnership

Study abroad program design has the opportunity to enhance access to study abroad for students with the highest financial need. The University of Wisconsin- Madison has offered Global Gateway programs for the past five years, focusing on offering an international experience to students who may otherwise not consider study abroad. We'll discuss challenges and successes in running the Global Gateway model, recommendations for developing cross-campus partnerships, and student feedback and evaluations.


Kate Hamoonga: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Andy Quackenbush: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Identity, Belonging and the Courage to Explore Beyond Comfort Zones

Internalized unconscious bias and a limited sense of belonging stand in the way of student success and the willingness to explore beyond their comfort zone. This Big Idea Talk will present a personal development framework designed to help students build self-confidence and the capacity for risk-taking, effective communication, and decision making necessary for success in the classroom, on campus, and abroad. .


Wokie Nwabueze: Princeton University

Engaging with Africa in an Unconventional Manner

Can students engage within African beyond a study abroad format? This session will discuss how centralized transdisciplinary efforts are introducing students and scholars to the African Diaspora to foster deeper and more meaningful perspectives of the richness and complexity of the continent. Participants will learn approaches being used to engage graduate and undergraduate students and faculty that are resulting in both academic learning and social engagement beyond the ivory tower.


Nicole Webster: Pennsylvania State University

2:15–3:30pm Poster Community
Diversifying Study Abroad Through Innovative Programming

How do you diversify your study abroad participants? Diversify your program model offerings! Learn about Arizona State University's Global Intensive Experiences and St. John's University's Global Passport Program, which use short-term embedded experience models to open up study abroad to diverse student groups. Presenters will describe the program models, share growth and contribution to increasing diverse student participation, and present both the steps taken to create them and the vision of where they are headed.


Kimberly Bellows: Arizona State University

Gregory Bruhn: St. John's University

Connecting TRIO Students to Education Abroad

This is a poster board presentation designed to provide introductory information about TRIO students and connecting them to opportunities for education abroad. This poster presentation will cover topics about TRIO programs, barriers, strengths, and ways to better collaborate between TRIO and education abroad. Finally, the presentation will provide an overview of TRIO and education abroad relationships within the PAC-12.


Eric Boscan: University of Utah

Maria Baldwin: University of Utah

Innovative Higher Education Funding Models for Internships and Research Abroad

This session will showcase funding models used to support international internship/research placements at the University of Pennsylvania and Northeastern University. Sliding-scale models at both institutions are used to support first-generation, low-income, and STEM students from a variety of backgrounds. A deep dive into each University's programs will show how they have been able to support diverse students in these experiences, despite the unpaid nature of these placements and high cost of living in many cities.


Jillian Cener: University of Pennsylvania

Partnerships and Programs to Reduce Financial Barriers to Study Abroad

Campus collaborations and access-oriented programming are crucial to reducing financial barriers to studying abroad. In this session, participants will learn about some successful partnerships, programs, and tools that the University of Texas at Austin has utilized to increase access to study abroad for high-need students. Additionally, this session will include a group discussion exploring successful methods to develop strategic partnerships that support financial access for underrepresented student populations and encourage equitable funding allocation models.


Amy Exah: University of Texas at Austin

Kate Osmond: University of Texas at Austin

Thuy Nguyen: University of Texas at Austin

Empowering On-Site Faculty and Staff to Support Diverse Students

On many of our campuses, diversity and inclusion are central to the institution's mission and values. We may even have staff or whole offices dedicated to these values. But how can we support diversity and inclusion thousands of miles away from the home campus, on-site on our programs abroad? One consortium-administered European program has benefited from a collaboration among on-campus faculty and staff, on-site administration, and the Diversity Abroad organization.


Emily Gorlewski: Wesleyan University

Lisa Fleury: Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris

Malaika Marable Serrano: International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Diversity Within Cohorts: Exploring Identity and Context in Education Abroad

Cohort-based programs provide a unique opportunity to harness the diversity of the group as a learning platform for identity and intercultural competence development. While engagement with the host community is a common design element for education abroad, this session will introduce models and activities for enriching identity exploration and cross-cultural engagement within the cohort itself.


Maren Haas: University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Lorien Romito: Babson College

Promoting Equitable and Collaborative Global Learning Experiences for Diverse Students

Nepal: Community, Technology and Sustainability is a new program that engages culturally diverse, multidisciplinary cohorts of UC Davis and Nepalese university students in collaborative global learning. A fall seminar coupled with a winter intersession format allows for study away experiences with no additional tuition costs accessible to low-income students, transfer students, international students, and student-athletes. This session will share lessons learned for engaging highly diverse, underserved student populations in international and collaborative learning experiences.


Jonathan London: UC Davis, Department of Human Ecology

Nancy Erbstein: UC Davis

Global Education Program in Colombia: Visibilizar as (Trans)National Peace Process

Through making documentary videos, our global education program engages U.S. and Colombian college students and community members in radical listening as part of Colombia’s National Peace Process. We discuss how and why students, professors, government leaders and lawyers crafted videos for the last 11 years with community leaders who built their neighborhoods with their own hands after being displaced by war. We discuss community leaders’ roles as teachers of resilience and social justice.


Tamera Marko: Emerson College & Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín

Luis Serna: Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Ena Coro Gonzalez Ospina: Manantiales de Paz

Claudia Milena Zuluaga: Manantiales de Paz

Multiplying Impact in K12 and Beyond: NSLI-Y Alumni Re-entry Strategies

As one of the largest scholarship programs for high school study abroad, how has NSLI-Y impacted U.S. classrooms and communities? This poster presentation will highlight key findings of a recent longitudinal study examining the academic, professional, and community impact of study abroad. In an effort to multiply the impact, the poster will share NSLI-Y's cost effective strategies to support alumni in re-entry, but also to foster global engagement with their diverse peer groups.


Emily Matts Henry: American Councils for International Education

Anna Stewart: American Councils for International Education

My Mama Said: "You Can't Study Abroad"

Family support (emotional and financial) is one of the most important considerations for students of color as they prepare to go abroad. This means we're not just recruiting the students, we're recruiting their families as well. By the end of this session, participants will be able to devise strategies for effectively connecting with and advising parents, as well as creating partnerships with various offices on campus that expand parents' likelihood to champion students' experiences abroad.


Melissa Newton: Emerson College

Kandice Rose: IES Abroad

Marcus King: Prairie View A&M University

Proactive Encouragement and Support for LGBTQ Students in Study Abroad

By examining Massachusetts' institutions' current practices on supporting LGBTQ students in study abroad, this study aims to contribute practice-based knowledge into the scholarship of inclusion of LGBTQ students in international education. Based on examination of current progress, practitioner's experience and their perspectives, the study raises the further improvements for both home (sending) institutions and host (receiving) institutions to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ students to participate in programs abroad.


Nahoko Nishiwaki: Kansai University

Benefits of Sending Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds to Non-Traditional Destinations

Promoting non-traditional destinations in Latin America, Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe, will allow us to send more financial need students abroad, fostering inclusive global education opportunities across student demographics. These destinations are more economical due to low cost of living and typically have more scholarship opportunities available. This session will discuss how promoting non-traditional destinations is key to sending more students abroad while creating a learning experience for the students and local community alike.


Danielle Ortiz-Geis: The Intern Group

Internationalization, Privatization and Marginalization: The Equity Imperative in International Education

Scholarship on international student mobilities often draws on economic rationalism to interpret institutional and individual motivations. Often, these perspectives reinforce the dominance of marketization and privatization, with unexplored implications for the marginalization of students from minoritized backgrounds. Drawing on critical perspectives, this session will explore alternative approaches to international students' support, transnational pedagogies, and global engagement that seek to democratize choices and outcomes for students.


Asabe Poloma: Brown University - Providence, RI

Debajo del Mismo Cielo: Advancing Learning Abroad for First-Generation Students

For first-generation Latino high school students, there exist many "firsts" such as traveling on a plane or even just leaving Los Angeles. Started in 2007, Intercambio has supported diverse student populations with opportunities to learn, live and serve in South American countries through strategic educational partnerships with other Jesuit Secondary Schools. Using a participatory documentarian approach and a methodology of testimonios, this session will share stories of three first-generation Latino students on their Intercambio experience.


Jesus Rodriguez: Loyola High School of Los Angeles

Daniel Annarelli: Loyola High School of Los Angeles

Jamal Adams: Loyola High School of Los Angeles

Creating Pipelines for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce through Strategic Partnerships

Needed: A Diverse healthcare workforce, domestically and around the globe! Explore Global Health Immersion program models and community engagement strategies that appeal to "underrepresented" students and join fellow participants in charting a path forward to identify barriers and expand access.


Moira Rogers: Child Family Health International

Yvette Flores: University of California, Davis

Carmen Simmons: Meharry Medical College & LMSA

Chivon Brown Stubbs: Morehouse School of Medicine

Student Athletes Abroad: Academic and Leadership Opportunities

Creating global opportunities for student athletes, whether Division I, II or III,requires partnership, patience and creativity. Whether leaping over eligibility hurdles, training expectations, academic requirements, or understanding opportunities, developing a solid partnership is important. One might even say that both team work and good game plans are essential! This session will help attendees understand the barriers for athletes to participating in abroad experiences and give examples of ways to work creatively to overcome those barriers.


Ellen Sayles: University of Richmond

Courtney Hughes: University of Richmond

"Experience Globally, Act Locally:" Study Abroad for Minority University Students

Nationally, less than 30% of study abroad students are minorities with only 10% of Hispanic students having this experience. How can we change this? Our minority-serving state university developed a 2-week study abroad course addressing barriers limiting disadvantaged students while providing them with relevant healthcare experience. Partnering with a university in Thailand, our primarily first-generation, Hispanic students experience urban Bangkok life and then head to rural villages to experience homestays. Feedback is overwhelming positive!


Archana More Sharma: California State University Dominguez Hills

Ramping Up Access: Addressing Barriers to Education Abroad for Students with Disabilities

This poster session will educate about The Amandla Project, an innovative internship/experiential learning and leadership development fellowship program that aims to increase participation of disabled students in the pursuit of educational opportunities abroad. This session will not only address the unique aspects and experiences offered by the Amandla Project, but will also shed light on barriers faced by disabled students in education abroad.


Alexander Stone: The Amandla Project

5:30–7:30pm Awards Gala & Dinner

7:00am–12:00pmRegistration Open
7:45–9:00amBreakfast Table Conversations & Gilman Top Producer Announcement
9:00–10:00am Plenary Session
10:00–10:30amExhibitor Fair & Refreshment Break
10:30–11:30amConcurrent Sessions
Solidarity and Strategies for Creating Community-Driven Movements in Global Learning

Wealthy schools offer dynamic and transformative experiences to their students. Meanwhile, most youth have no access to global learning whatsoever. This discussion will invite representatives from at-risk communities in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to share community-driven strategies and stories to overcome the equity gap in our work.


Brandon Blanche-Cohen: Amizade

Stephen Hughes: St. Peters Immaculata Youth Centre, Belfast, UK

Reverend Glenn Grayson: The Center that Cares

Getting to the Gate: Increasing Autonomy by Leveraging Hidden Strengths

First-generation (FG) college students and students with high financial need (HFN) make up a unique population that can benefit from specialized support in preparation for study abroad. This session will focus on advising principles that tap into students' strengths and offer preemptive strategies for student success. Participants will discuss challenges that FG/HFN students face, learn about strengths-based advising and have an opportunity to apply these practices to presented case studies.


Aaron Faucher: CIS Abroad

Krista Buda Bethel: Northwestern University

Heather St Germaine: Hampshire College

Katie DeGuzman: Dickinson College

Whiteness Reconsidered: Navigating Diverging Identities Between Students and Staff

This session will examine how the differing identities of international educators and students intersect through the lenses of three institutions - a university, a program provider, and a high school non-profit. Drawing on student feedback, relevant literature, and participant reflections the group will consider what impact their identities have on their students' international education experiences. Participants will co-create an action plan for supporting students with identities that may differ from those of most international educators.


Maren Haas: University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Caitlyn Lamdin: OneWorld Now!

Jenna Tantillo: ISA

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!

This workshop will focus on how strategic partnerships can enhance the experiences of underrepresented students. Facilitators will share their experience with creating a semester long course that centered around a 1-week trip to Senegal. Also, facilitators will use their experience with designing this course to guide workshop participants through a step by step reflective process on cultivating supportive campus partners.


Truth Hunter: Connecticut College

Shani Collins-AchilleConnecticut College

Embracing Student Activism in Education Abroad

Students active in social justice initiatives or engaging in political activism are seeking opportunities to broaden their understanding of these critical issues from a global perspective. This session offers examples of initiatives that broaden study abroad engagement for student advocates. Through intentional program design, faculty engagement, and fellowships and grants, educators can play a pivotal role in supporting these students abroad.


Nora Larkin: CAPA The Global Education Network

Jeff SullivanNortheastern University

Meisha Swaby: Northeastern University

Jenny Woodward: Northeastern University

Leveraging Collaborative Partnerships to Transform the Face of Study Abroad

Study abroad programs remain disproportionately White, privileged, and female. Studies have examined why underserved students do not study abroad; however, few have explored strategies used by study abroad offices and student support service programs to increase participation of students of color. This presentation discusses collaborative strategies using comparative case studies at different institutions to empower students of color to study abroad. Participants will be able to create an action plan and identify potential campus partners.


Charles Lu: University of California - San Diego

Kathleen Cancio:

Ramona Washington: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Devin Walker: University of Texas at Austin

From Cradle to College: Leveraging Innovative Community Partnerships

Minority Serving Institutions are often challenged with lack of resources to provide a diverse range of study abroad experiences for their students. Additionally, they are challenged with recruiting students of color to study abroad. Developing and cultivating partnerships with community organizations, non-profits, and government agencies allow international offices to begin preparing students for studying abroad as well as building a sustainable program for generations to come.


Jewell Winn: Tennessee State University

Lemond Brown: Swaliga Foundation

Faculty Development Task Force Town Hall

During this town hall session, members of the Diversity in Global Education Faculty Development Task Force will share remarks about the state of the field as it relates to the task force theme and facilitate a discussion with attendees to identify areas of focus moving forward.


To be determined

11:45–12:45pmConcurrent Sessions
Indigenous Students Abroad: Sharing Their Perspectives and Creating Inclusive Outreach

Indigenous students are among the most underrepresented in study abroad at less than 1% of the total population. The challenges they face are as unique as their tribal or national backgrounds and individual desires and needs. What practices support indigenous students? How do we build networks of indigenous students, faculty and administrators? Join a panel discussion with students and faculty with indigenous backgrounds and learn from their perspective on navigating the study abroad experience.


Michael Alijewicz: International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

Sarah Barr: Nebraska Wesleyan University

Ainslie Moore: University of Auckland

Easter Fasoo Tuilagi: University of Auckland

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in International Fellowships

How do nationally competitive scholarship programs support diversity and inclusion? This session examines how programs such as the Fulbright U.S. Student program, the Charles B. Rangel Scholarship and Fellowship, and the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship use a variety of strategies and approaches to supporting underrepresented students from recruitment to orientation and throughout the grantee experience. Panelists will discuss ways to support underrepresented students, administrators, and faculty mentors throughout the process.


LaNitra Berger: George Mason University

David Levin: US Department of State

History Estill-Varner: Rochester Institute of Technology

Lily Lopez-McGee: Howard University

Diverse Perspectives in International Student & Scholar Services

As global education continues to expand, how can educators make an international student's college experience more meaningful and inclusive? This session seeks to connect the field of international student and scholar services with social justice education. With an emphasis placed on identity development, race/ethnicity, and resilience, this session will review areas that can affect international student populations a part of the Black/African Diaspora. Through identity theory(s), interactive scenarios, and discussion, facilitators will highlight practices for supporting this nuanced demographic and offer tangible strategies for attendees.


Jennifer Donaghue: The George Washington University

Jacquis Watters: Columbia University

The Rise of Diversity & Inclusion Roles in International Education

Advancing inclusive excellence is everyone’s job. However, as diversity and inclusion becomes firmly established as essential to the ongoing success of the field of international education & cultural exchange, institutions and organizations are creating either full or partially dedicated positions focused on access, inclusion, diversity & equity. These position vary in their mandates. Some are focused solely on marketing & recruiting while others have a more holistic portfolio. This session will explore why such positions are being created, their current scope, what it takes to be successful in the role and how they will impact the future of international education.


Bradley Titus: University of Minnesota

Gretchen Cook-Anderson: IES Abroad

Allegra Laing: Elon University


Andrew Gordon: Diversity Abroad

Translating your Identity - Diversity in Context

Students going abroad are often well informed about diversity issues in the US. How can we help them reflect on ways diversity plays out differently in a local context? Are they prepared for the intersection their identities might have with local issues and diversity agendas? This session takes its starting point in the diversity climate in three study abroad locations, exploring ways that local advisers and staff can help students navigate a new diversity landscape.


Rikke Kolbech Gudiksen: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia

Hilary Link: Temple University Rome

Ira Kirschner: Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

We Contain Multitudes: The Importance of Intersectionality in Education Abroad

To better support participants of diverse identities, we require more than a single-issue solution. When developing greater resources, we must explore the important role Intersectionality plays in the impact that support services can make on student experiences. This session will define Intersectionality and provide examples of best practices, in regard to Intersectionality. This session will provide a vocabulary to discuss Intersectionality and a rubric to examine existing support services through the lens of Intersectionality.


Ryan Ingalls: API (Academic Programs International)

Meaghann Myers-Smith: Grand Valley State University

Young International Educators, Students, and Intersectional Identities: Who Supports Who?

Intentional representation and inclusive retention strategies for young professionals from under-represented groups in International Education is critical to meet the needs of today's students. This session explores the impact of staff representation on students and retention challenges among young professionals to better understand and support the students we advise as they navigate through intersectional identities and global opportunities.


Daniella Lubey: University of San Francisco

Erasmo Mendez: Fordham University

Constance Holden: Hampshire College

Enrique Sondakh-Dorantes: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

High School Task Force Town Hall

During this town hall session, members of the Diversity in Global Education High School Task Force will share remarks about the state of the field as it relates to the task force theme and facilitate a discussion with attendees to identify areas of focus moving forward.


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12:45–2:15pmLunch & Student Panel
2:30–3:45pmAction Planning Breakouts
4:00–5:30pmFarewell Happy Hour (No-Host)

7:00–8:30pmMSI Opening Reception

7:30–8:00amNetworking Breakfast
8:00–8:20amWelcome from Diversity Abroad & Introductions
8:30–9:30amFederal Funding Initiatives Panel
9:45–10:45amInstitutional Perspectives: Strategies for Securing Funding for MSIs
10:45–11:00amCoffee/Tea Break
11:00–12:15pmConcurrent Sessions
Securing Funding for Emerging Global Programs at MSIs

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Leveraging Campus & External Partnerships for Established Global Programs at MSIs

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12:30–12:45pmClosing Remarks

4:00–8:30pmCDO/SIO Leadership Forum Opening Reception


How to Get the Most Out of GSLS!

Welcome to GSLS! Today will be about getting acquainted with the objectives of GSLS, how to navigate the conference, logistics, and getting excited for the journey ahead. The evening will begin with a kickoff session that will cover all of the above followed by the Keynote speaker, and a reception where the GSLS 2019 Cohort can socialize and network with their peers.

The overarching learning objectives for the introduction to GSLS as well as throughout the summit are the following:

- Energize students to harness their global experiences to make real change on their campus, in their communities, and in the world

- Empower student leaders to realize the skills necessary to make an impact on their campuses and in their career

Identity Development

The primary learning objective will be the following:

- Enrich students’ understanding of their international experience through critical reflection and structured engagement on topics such as identity, social justice, inclusion and access, and leadership

Student leaders will have the opportunity to share their global experiences in-depth and reflect on how those experiences have impacted their journey upon return. The day’s session will allow space to get to know their own identity as well as the other student leader’s attending GSLS.

Translating Your Global Experience

The primary learning objective will focus on translating students’ global experience in the development of global acumen. The main learning objective for this day will be the following:

- Encourage students to network with other student leaders and professionals and explore ways to apply their international experience to various career, post-graduate, and academic opportunities

Student leaders will participate in sessions that allow them to prepare their resumes for future job and graduate school opportunities, connect with organizations that are looking to hire students who bring a global perspective to the workplace, and to develop their skill set in navigating the intersections of their identity in a professional setting.

Network and Pay it Forward!

The final day of GSLS continues the opportunity for student leaders to network with professionals through involvement in the main Diversity Abroad Conference and begin to think about how to take their experiences at GSLS back to their campuses. This day re-emphasizes the leadership aspect of the Global Student Leadership Summit asking students, how will you make an impact on your campus and beyond?


Concurrent Session

Concurrent sessions must involve a minimum of two and up to four presenters in the presentation. Concurrent sessions are either 60-minutes or 75-minutes sessions which will be determined by the Conference Planning Committee. Presenters are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues and professionals from different campus units/offices and/or with colleagues from other institutions for greater consideration.

Deep Dive Session

A Deep Dive session provides an opportunity for the presenter(s) to involve participants in interaction through hands-on activities and discussions. Deep Dive sessions are 120 minutes, including breaks and time for action planning. Deep Dive session submissions are expected to include a chair and have no more than three (3) additional presenters.

Poster Community

The Poster Community is intended to encourage conference attendees to explore emerging themes in global education, diversity, and inclusion through interactive dialogue and visual representations (infographics, pictures, graphs, etc.). Proposals may encompass a broad range of topics such as: Multicultural Student Experiences. Promising Practices/Case Studies, and research. Presenters will present their work concurrently during a 75-minute interactive session.

Big Ideas Talks

Big Idea Talks are brief, 10-minute presentations that allow conference attendees to hear innovative ideas from experts in the field. Big Idea Talk submissions are expected to have no more than two (2) presenters. These sessions will include a moderator (provided by Diversity Abroad) who will facilitate 15 minutes of Q & A to address audience questions (25 minutes total).