Call for Proposals
Career-Integrated Global Learning Conference
November 8 – 10, 2023
Las Vegas, USA
The Forum on Education Abroad looks forward to convening colleagues at the 2023 CIGL Conference with a focus on preparing future professionals through internships and career-integrated global learning. The Call for Proposals is open now through Friday April 7, 2023.
Internships and career-integrated global learning are among the fastest growing areas of education abroad, allowing students to access high-impact international experiences with immersive engagement in a host organization and local community. Ranging from individual placements or industry-based projects to pre-program research or re-entry workshops to multinational corporation (MNC) site visits or NGO case studies, the opportunities to explore how current education applies to future professions are vast. And the challenges are real.
What will the world of work look like for future professionals? Which skills and knowledge will be most applicable? How can these be enhanced through global learning?
The conference will encourage discussion and debate, incorporating insights from the host region and inspiration from participants. Innovative ideas, lingering questions, emerging research, evolving practices, program models, and applied learning methods are welcome.
New for 2023, CIGL will be held in conjunction with the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAEI). Proposals incorporating content or context related to the Americas (US, Canada, and Latin America) are encouraged.
Conference content will be incorporated into plenary panels, spotlight presentations, concurrent sessions, think tanks, networking prompts, and informal conversations.
Potential topics related to internships and career-focused global learning may include—but are not limited to—the following:
- Cross-cultural Coaching
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Emerging Industry Areas
- Ethical Local Engagements
- Evaluating New Locations
- Expanding Global Reach
- Funding and Financial Models
- Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Hybrid Program Models
- International Student Opportunities
- Local Labor Markets
- Online Career-Focused Global Learning
- Outcomes and Assessments
- Sourcing Host Organizations
- Student and Supervisor Support
- Teaching and Learning
- Terminology (fellowships, practicum, WIL, etc.)
- Visas and Work Authorization
- Workforce Development Initiatives
Context for the conversation can be found in The Forum on Education Abroad resources such as Guidelines for Internships Abroad, Guidelines for Community Engaged Learning Abroad, Guidelines for Undergraduate Research, Field Studies, and Independent Study Projects Abroad, and An Education Abroad Professional’s Guide to Online Global Learning Experiences.
Proposals are due before Friday, April 7, 2023. Submission details and directions are available below: