What questions do we need to ask ourselves and our offices to ensure that we are best supporting transgender, gender non-binary, and gender non-conforming students? This session will dive deep into complex and nuanced questions surrounding gender identity and gender expression in education abroad. Through interactive discussion and engaging activities, participants will explore topics such as advising communication materials, overseas housing placements, and international travel logistics.
Clau Castaneda - SAI Programs
Rodger Adkins - Earlham College, Center for Global and Career Education
This practice-based and interactive workshop will provide professionals within international education a snapshot and a taste of an interactive session with StoryCrafting (as conducted at The Hague University, The Netherlands): an inclusive and empowering dialogical approach. It will be geared to you, as an inclusive internationalization professional, to provide you with tools and strategies to help students find their inner voice and define their leadership towards career readiness while abroad, through “identity learning” and mind-shifting, moving from a 1st to a 2nd Story, following the Transformation through Writing Model and U- theory.
Experience StoryCrafting & feel empowered!
Adela Garabal Gómez - The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Mariëtte Harlaar - The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Jenny Sullivan - Rochester Institute of Technology
Dara Levy (Student) - Rochester Institute of Technology
International Education is changing and diverse student representation is increasing within marketing and other opportunities, however, IE institutions/organizations may unknowingly be contributing to a long history of tokenism. In this session, we'll explore the roots of tokenism in diversity advertising, how its impacted people of color today, and share best practices of how we can re-approach marketing to move away from tokenism and towards inclusion.
Stephen Gonzalez - University of Michigan
Christina Thompson - Barcelona SAE
What are some unique opportunities presented by international education programs which bring together students sharing common identities? What lessons can we draw from identity-focused programs to support students who do not choose these types of programs and vice versa? This session will explore themes of identity, community, intersectionality, and more through the lenses of two unique programs, including a CIEE Access Grant-winning program centering around Black Deaf experiences; and a cross-disability outbound leadership program.
Ashley Holben - Mobility International USA
Maegan Shanks - Gallaudet University
Lissa Stapleton - California State University Northridge
The Diversity Abroad AIDE Roadmap is a framework for assessing diversity participation in study abroad. Presenters from Diversity Abroad and two universities will share their experiences with the Roadmap, providing Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity information, implementation strategies, and lessons learned. Participants will have an opportunity to develop individual action plans.
Holly Hudson - Texas A&M University
Kelly Brannan Trail - University of Dayton
Arielle Gousse - Diversity Abroad
As study abroad participation diversifies, student feedback describing acts of micro-aggressions and even overt acts of prejudice and discrimination abroad is increasing. Simultaneously, overseas resident staff and US faculty leading programs are struggling to find ways to connect and support a generation that is more diverse and eager to talk about issues of social justice and privilege. This presentation will share programming and training examples of how to navigate this phenomena on education abroad programs.
Lisa Johnson - Smith College
DuBois Jennings - IFSA
Ebony Ellis - University of Michigan
Fiona Pearson - IFSA
Diverse perspectives are missing from education abroad scholarship, and while many education abroad practitioners aren't trained researchers there is a need for their work to reach broader audiences. Especially for those working to make education abroad more accessible and inclusive, highlighting such work can ensure international educators are better equipped to support students from underrepresented backgrounds. This skills-focused session covers the basics of publication and provide space for participants to begin developing their research agendas.
Lily Lopz-McGee - Howard University
Eduardo Contreras - University of Portland
David Wick - Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Tasha Willis - California State University Los Angeles
How do we amplify the rhetoric of intercultural competency in one direction to all directions so to facilitate greater interaction between international/exchange students and local students? This session will discuss the relevance of intercultural competency for both domestic and international students in order to bridge the gap between local and global interactions as well as how to integrate intercultural competency into existing institutional priorities and goals.
Asabe Poloma - Brown University - Providence, RI
Gabriella Santoro - University of Connecticut
Vivian Yamoah - Towson University
How deep can you really go into a student's intersecting identities in 15 minutes? Actually, pretty far with Appreciative Advising. During this engaging session we practice the art of this model. We will be preparing, taking action, giving feedback, and reflecting about this practice to implement in and out of short advising appointments. This session will be highly interactive and involve direct practice that will help you to reach that next level with your advisees.
Caroline Zeiher - Arizona State University
Abel Estrada - University of Colorado Boulder Education Abroad