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Meridian International Center

Meridian International Center

April 20, 2022

If you were like me a few weeks ago you have no idea who Meridian International Center is and what they do for students, faculty and colleges or for that matter the world.  Listen to Frank Justice, VP, Center for Diplomatic Engagement @ Meridian to learn about some of the projects Meridian is working on that may be of interest to your students, your faculty and your administrators. Meridian offers opportunities for students to learn more about job opportunities in government services through online learning, internships and more.  They offer exchanges for a variety of people.  I think the project they are going to start in summer 2023 is most interesting to me so be sure and listen to last part of the podcast.  Frank would be happy to talk to you if you have any questions.  fjustice@meridian.org

 

 

 

University of Rabat  Can Offer Study Abroad and Degree Programs to Your Students

University of Rabat Can Offer Study Abroad and Degree Programs to Your Students

March 30, 2022

I got a lot of great information at the CCID's annual conference.  Here I talk to Abdellatif Harraida, Director of International Affairs, Rabat Business School.  He talks about the summer study abroad programs offered there as well as how our students can transfer to the school and complete bachelor and masters programs.  To contact Abdellatif email abdellatif.harraida@uir.ac.ma and learn more about how your school might partner with the University of Rabat.  

Website: https://www.uir.ac.ma/en/pole/rabat-business-school-1

Here is a brochure of the summer study abroad program https://f.hubspotusercontent20.net/hubfs/8666877/brochure%20summer%20school%20interactif.pdf?_hsmi=117626646&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--0N_YxXNlQwQFU3m6N3XO4ZXJSsmffVX6w1NGBTe1l5y5J002KjUrL-1HSUmhUXMnYQYAAj3W9gjXFKxUHgh6X7NdPVQ

 

 

 

What can the Study Abroad Association do for you?

What can the Study Abroad Association do for you?

February 25, 2022

For this podcast I took a zoom call that I had with Kevin Yochim at Study Abroad Association https://studyabroadassociation.com/ .   Kevin was nice enough to allow me to edit our conversation and put the information about SAA into the podcast.  

Here's a chance to hear more about SAA's short term and virtual study abroad opportunities. 

 

Marketing Tips with Susan and Brendan

Marketing Tips with Susan and Brendan

November 9, 2021

It's always good to learn some new ideas for marketing. Hear Susan McGinty, Chief Development Officer for the University of Illinois Community Credit Union (UICCU) and Brendan McGinty, Director of Industry Program at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) talk about their ideas for marketing study abroad and international programs to students and administrators.  

Virtual Exchange Program through IREX & Stevens Initiative

Virtual Exchange Program through IREX & Stevens Initiative

November 9, 2021

If you are looking for an easy way to internationalize your campus listen to Lindsey Powers, Senior Program Officer, at IREX, a global development and education organization, talk about the Stevens Initiative virtual exchange programs. In the spring and fall IREX implements two exchanges for higher education institutions in the US, Iraq and Jordan: Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge, and Global Solutions Conversations. Learn more in this podcast and contact her at lpowers@irex.org for more information. 

Virtual Global Studies and Study Abroad Programs through The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland

Virtual Global Studies and Study Abroad Programs through The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland

May 20, 2021
For the last twenty-five years The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland has  created a space in Ireland for overseas students to learn about all aspects of Ireland.  They offer study travel, professional development, virtual and online internationalization for high school, community colleges, educational organizations, colleges and universities in the United States. Dr. Niamh Hamill talks about their most recent offerings for Virtual Global Studies which offers both short class content for use as a stand-alone session on an aspect of Ireland and more extensive online programs, from 5 classes to 30 hour certificate programs.  She also discusses their more traditional study abroad programs.  For more information go to https://isaireland.com/ or email: info@isaireland.com or Skype: irelandstudyabroad. 
 
The French Embassy: study abroad opportunities and campus internationalization assistance

The French Embassy: study abroad opportunities and campus internationalization assistance

April 13, 2021

I enjoyed talking to Katrin Gebhard, with the French Embassy in New York, about the services the  embassy offers to US colleges.  If you are looking for study abroad opportunities in France or just need some help internationalizing your student on campus the Embassy is the place to go.  No matter how small your program they have something to offer.   If you would like to contact Katrin she would be happy to work with you or direct you to a French Embassy consulate closer to you.  Call her at 929-505-0843 or email katrin.gebhard@frenchculture.org.

 

Boosting Enrollment in Programs through ESL

Boosting Enrollment in Programs through ESL

April 7, 2021

Christina Havenland, Associate Professor at Parkland College, discusses her innovative course work that helps ESL students develop the verbal skills to more easily move into entry level medical and technical programs.  For more information you may contact Christina at chavenland@parkland.edu.  

Internationalizing Your Campus: Measuring Success

Internationalizing Your Campus: Measuring Success

January 27, 2021

Geoff Bradshaw, Dean of International Education at Madison Area Technical College, discusses CCID's Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization (FCI). The tool helps schools establish an institutional profile of their internationalization efforts. It gives a simple profile establishing the strengths and opportunities which can be used to measure and establish institutional goals. 

You can find the FCI at https://www.ccidinc.org/fci-assessment-tool/

 

What’s Next for International Higher Education: A Virtual Round Table.

What’s Next for International Higher Education: A Virtual Round Table.

November 20, 2020

On Friday, November 13th, international education leaders from around the globe met on Zoom discussed recent changes they have faced and their predictions for the future for international educators.  This event is part of St. Charles Community College's offerings for International Education Week. 

 

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