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Practical Expertise Webinars

Every member of your staff is vital to your operations, but lack of resources and logistical challenges can make professional development opportunities out of reach for key employees. The Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a new webinar series, Practical Expertise, to bring timely training from experts in related fields right to your doorstep. Easy to fit into your workday, these one-hour webinars will offer specific strategies and operational-level advice for some of the most pressing challenges in our field.


Outside the Study Abroad Box: Working with Non-Traditional and Non-Credit Travelers
Wednesday, April 24, 12 p.m. (EDT)

Students on U.S. campuses are traveling internationally to pursue all kinds of experiences that haven’t traditionally been called “study abroad.” Education abroad offices are often called on to step in when things go wrong for these students, even if they don’t have all the information they want or need. Panelists Catherine Bogle, Senior Study Abroad Coordinator at University of Colorado Denver, and Beth Osterlund, Assistant Director, Global Safety and Security, Northwestern University, share their tried and true tactics for connecting with non-credit and non-traditional travelers on their campuses and supporting safe international educational travel of all kinds.

Topics include:

  • Defining “university sponsored” travel
  • Finding non-traditional and non-credit travelers where they are
  • Preparation and support for non-credit/non-traditional travelers
  • How to support policies related to these groups

Forum Member Fee: $60
Non-Member Fee: $100


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Recorded Webinars Available for Purchase

Practical Expertise Webinar #5: Students Abroad in a Dynamic, Complex World

This webinar was recorded on October 29, 2018. In the midst of a tense political climate, this webinar draws on recent research and real-life experiences to illuminate the real and perceived stressors students face as U.S. students abroad. Panelists Susan Goldstein, Professor of Psychology at University of Redlands, Tracey Bradley, Executive Director of the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies, and Mark Rush, Professor of Politics and Director of International Education at Washington & Lee University, offers practical, tested approaches for diffusing anxieties, responding to problems that arise, and preparing students to be informed and respectful world citizens.

Topics include:

  • Stereotype threat and perceptions of the U.S. abroad
  • Case studies on students facing uncomfortable encounters
  • Tools to encourage students to engage with difference before, during, and after study abroad

Forum Member Fee: $60
Non-Member Fee: $100


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Practical Expertise #4 – Internships Abroad: Development, Integration, & Execution

This webinar was recorded on September 11, 2018.  It features Marianna Savoca, Assistant Vice President for Career Development & Experiential Education at Stony Brook University – SUNY, Whitney Morgan, Experiential Programs Administrator, George Mason University, and Kelly Holland, Associate Director for Institutional Partnerships, Global Experiences. Experts guide participants through important considerations for developing international internship opportunities for students and preparing students to pursue these internships abroad.

Topics include:

  • Internships abroad as work-integrated learning
  • What employers want: U.S. vs. abroad
  • Developing internships and vetting potential partners
  • Student recruitment and readiness

Forum Member Fee: $60
Non-Member Fee: $100


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Practical Expertise #1: Responding to Mental Health Events During Study Away

This webinar was recorded on October 10, 2017. It features Charlie Morse, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Director of Counseling at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Bill Frederick, Principal of Lodestone Safety International. They used real-world scenarios to present tools and tips for responding to mental health events during education abroad programs. Topics include:

  • External Resources – What is out there and what they can do for you
  • Management Plans – Preparation for known pre-existing mental health conditions
  • Staff Training – What staff can do
  • Performing Triage – Levels of response and how to assess

Forum Member Fee: $60
Non-Member Fee: $100


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Practical Expertise #3: How the EU General Data Protections Regulation Changes Apply to Education Abroad

Gian Franco Borio, Legal Counsel to the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI) and to the European Association of Study Abroad (EUASA), and William Hoye, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at IES Abroad, discussed the expanded European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective in May 2018. Using case studies, the webinar walked participants through how these privacy laws apply to U.S. education abroad. Topics included:

  • Scope of application and key principles of the GDPR
  • What compliance looks like for U.S.-based institutions and organizations
  • How to assess your institution or organization’s current data protections procedures
  • What to do now to prepare for compliance

Forum Member Fee: $60
Non-Member Fee: $100


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The Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act and Title IX – Implications for Education Abroad

Topics discussed in this recorded webinar include: Where do the federal obligations intersect? Where and how do they differ? What are our obligations with respect to these Acts? How do we build a culture of reporting and compliance when incidents occur thousands of miles away? The webinar includes three hours of training video and over 15 resources and features experts from NACUA and The Forum on Education Abroad, who respond to questions from an online audience.  The webinar was recorded in May 2017 and reflects all current guidance and amendments to the regulations.

Forum Member Fee: $225
Non-Member Fee: $300


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Archived Webinars

Practical Expertise #2: Incorporating the U.S. Department of State New Travel Advisories and Alerts into Your Risk Management Strategies, free event co-hosted by the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) (February 8, 2018) | View Recording | View Slides

Minnesota Study Abroad Health & Safety Incident Legislation (May 5, 2016) | View Recording* | View Slides

*The webinar recording contains a factual error: The student mentioned in the update from New York who tragically passed away was studying on a Duke program, not one offered by the University of North Carolina. 

After the Paris Attacks: Education Abroad and the New Normal (January 21, 2016) | View Recording | View Slides


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