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Leveraging Education Abroad Partnerships for International Student Alternatives during COVID-19

The Forum continues our Responding to COVID-19 webinar series with this conversation with colleagues from public and private institutions in the U.S. and a program provider organization operating primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. Colleagues share how they used their existing education abroad partnerships and infrastructure to place international students from U.S. colleges and universities who were unable or unwilling to travel to the U.S. to pursue their fall 2020 coursework on campus during the COVID19 pandemic so that they could continue their progress towards their degrees. Panelists Russ Alexander (The Education Abroad Network, TEAN) Emily Gorlewski (Wesleyan University), and Joy Phaphounvaninh (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) discuss how they came up with these solutions, what they learned from the process, and what they anticipated as the rest of the year unfolded.