All times listed below are in Central European Time (CET)/UTC +1.

Wednesday, October 19: Pre-Conference Workshop, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Health, Safety and Well-Being Workshop 
Marissa Lombardi (The Forum on Education Abroad)
The 6th edition of the Standards of Good Practice takes a fresh look at health, safety, security, and risk management. Throughout the Standards, statements dictating minimal requirements speak to these issues and well-being. You will practice using strategies to mitigate risk and learn where to find resources to assist your efforts. Topics covered by this workshop include:

  • Well-being – what is it and how do we support it?
  • Why do we care about risk management?
  • What can we do to mitigate risk?

This workshop addresses the needs of education abroad administrators, faculty leaders, on-site staff and anyone else responsible for participants’ health, safety and well-being. This workshop is part of Module 4 of The Forum’s Professional Certification Program.

Wednesday, October 19: Pre-Conference Workshop, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Climate Action: Education Abroad for a Healthy Planet Workshop
Daniel Ponce-Taylor (Intercultural Outreach Initiative); Amelia Dietrich (The Forum on Education Abroad) 
Urgent action is needed to combat climate change and its impacts. What does that mean for education abroad? With a focus on the Administrative Framework section of The Forum on Education Abroad’s Guidelines for Advancing the UN SDGs through Education Abroad and Goal 13, Climate Action, this workshop will address how to integrate climate change measures into all aspects of education abroad programming, educate stakeholders on climate change mitigation, and set goals across institutions and organizations.

Supporting Students’ Mental Health in Education Abroad Workshop
Breeda McGrath (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology); Marissa Lombardi (The Forum on Education Abroad)
The workshop is designed for those responsible for developing, managing, assessing and improving education abroad programs. Participants are expected to have familiarity with either hosting or sending students on education abroad programs. Professionals who may benefit from attending include study abroad administrators, study abroad advisors, faculty who lead programs, risk managers, and colleagues who run campus internship programs and volunteer offices. The goal of this workshop is to assist participants in developing experience in handling mental health issues that may arise with students on an education abroad experience. This workshop will review trends in college mental health with specific focus on high risk behaviors, identify certain mental health reactions to stress that can be problematic, discuss and explore philosophical, legal, and practical concerns as well as models for pre-departure screening, lay out appropriate roles to play when concerned about a student’s mental health distress, and provide strategies for managing mental health concerns when they occur. All of this will take place through an interactive workshop that engages participants in discussion of case studies and application of The Standards of Good Practice. This workshop is co-led by a mental health professional in higher education familiar with education abroad


Workshop Registration Fees

Registration Type Registration
(per workshop)
Forum Member $249
Non-Member $299


CIGL SITE VISITS: Internships in Milan

Wednesday, October 19: CIGL Site Visit, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Site visits will provide you with a better understanding of the internship experience in Milan as one example of best practices within Career Integrated Global Learning. During these site visits, you’ll discuss opportunities for student interns, consider emerging industry trends, and network among site visit participants. Site visits will include:
• Overview of the internship experience for students coming to Italy
• Commute via public transport…just like a student intern!
• Visit at least two employers that host international interns
• Discussion of opportunities, challenges, and trends related to internships within Milan

Program administrators, faculty, placement coordinators, resident directors, and anyone curious about the internship experience in Milan will benefit from participating in these site visits. Registration for the site visit is an additional $49.

Registration Type Registration
CIGL Site Visit $49