Education abroad is a field of intersections. In every program, different national identities, learning models, values, disciplines, languages, traditions, institutions and organizations encounter each other in distinctive ways that create the unique cultures of education abroad. Education abroad lives and thrives at the intersections of these ideas and realities.
How do these intersections shape the various cultures that are unique to education abroad? How, in turn, do these cultures influence the field and the profession? What are the characteristics needed to navigate through these intersections as an education abroad organization and as a professional?
How do these intersections create opportunities for student learning? What are the challenges for education abroad organizations and professionals to help students navigate the intersections? Should education abroad resolve or reject the tensions that intersections may create?
The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference seeks to address these and other questions unique to education abroad.