Wednesday, September 14, 2022
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What is the difference between an exchange program and an academic center? Where do students tend to study abroad? How do I advance in this profession? These may be questions you have as a newcomer to the field of Education Abroad. The Forum and our expert panelists will walk you through what you need to know to be successful in your current role, and plan for the future!
Who should attend?
New study abroad advisors, program coordinators, university relations representatives or anyone with an interest in entering the field of education abroad.
How You’ll Benefit
Gain an understanding of the unique terminology used in the field of education abroad. Learn about the skills others have used to grow in their roles. Understand where to find resources to help you in your day to day work.
Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn is the Manager of Education Abroad & International Fellowships at Gallaudet University, the only university in the world designed to be barrier-free for the deaf, deafblind, & hard of hearing. She holds a BA from Pomona College, an MA in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, & an MPA from American University’s School of Public Affairs & is completing her EdD in Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University. In 2019, she was named the Diversity Abroad EDIIE Rising Star & the NAFSA Rising Star Young Leader.
Brian Henry is an international educator and J.E.D.I. facilitator from Harpers Ferry, WV. He has a B.S. in Political Science and an M.A. in College Student Development & Administration from Shepherd University. He joined DU as a Program Manager for the Office of International Education in October 2021. Brian has been privileged to work in higher education for over a decade in a variety of areas at seven different institutions and has researched and presented on aspects of student development, diversity & inclusion, and racial justice. His passion for exploring the world began in college when Brian had the opportunity to study abroad in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Greece, and Ireland. This passion continues to grow the longer he works in the field of education abroad.
Stephanie Tilley is a PhD scholar and graduate research assistant in the Educational Leadership program at Prairie View A & M University (PVAMU). Stephanie uses culturally responsive pedagogy to guide her work and service to others; she is committed to advancing academia and scholarly research in the following areas: the impact of global experiences on minority students, globalization efforts at HBCUs, and contemporary circumstances of the global African Diaspora. She worked in The Office of International Programs at PVAMU for four years supporting various study abroad programs and initiatives. Prior to this, she worked overseas in various education abroad capacities in Greece and South Africa. Stephanie is a proud 2013 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program recipient. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for AIFS Abroad (American Institute for Foreign Study) and on the Forum Council for the Forum on Education Abroad.