Education Abroad


WS37 - Internships, Research, and Service Learning Abroad

Tuesday, May 31
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: CCC, 302

Member Fee: $300.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00

Discover how the design and administration of internships, service learning, and research abroad programs differ from traditional study abroad programs. Consider influencing factors, such as academic credit, institutional control, finances, visas, and adjustment to host communities in program planning and implementation. Following this workshop, participants receive a NAFSA Core Education Program Certificate of Completion.

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Kate Moore

Executive Director
Academic Internship Council
Academic Internship Council (AIC)
Portland, ME

Kate Moore is the executive director for the Academic Internship Council, a nonprofit organization that partners with universities and colleges to develop and implement customized, comprehensive internship programs in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, Singapore, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Berlin, Cape Town, and Santiago. Previously, she worked as director of internships for American University's Washington Semester Program and manager of curriculum and government relations for the Close Up Foundation. Kate currently serves on the NAFSA WIVA Subcommittee and co-chairs the Global Internship Conference content committee. She received her bachelors in international studies from The American University, masters in nonprofit management from Eastern University, and doctorate in higher education management from The University of Pennsylvania.


Jason A. Kinnear

Associate Director
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Jason Kinnear is Associate Director in the Office of Service-Learning at the University of Missouri and coordinates global service and internship programs. He has led service-learning programs to Costa Rica and Ghana and teaches service-learning courses on campus. He has held international education positions at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Missouri. Kinnear is active in the Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA. Kinnear received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and is ABD in a PhD program in Educational Leadership and Human Resource Studies at Colorado State University.


Rebecca HEIDEMAN. Pisano

Associate Dean, Study Abroad
Stevenson University
Stevenson, MD

Rebecca Pisano has been active in the field of international education for close to 20 years, working specifically within education abroad in higher education since 2001. She currently serves as the Associate Dean, Study Abroad at Stevenson University. Prior to that she was the Director of International Programs at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and the Director of Study Abroad at Towson University. She has also worked in international programming at New York University, the University of California-Los Angeles, and Chapman University. Rebecca has participated and presented at various national conferences including NAFSA, Forum, and CIEE, and is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps. She is presently the content coordinator for the WIVRA Subcommittee. Her research interests focus on international service-learning in education abroad and she has implemented an undergraduate research program for U.S. students in Ecuador. Rebecca holds a B.A. from Miami University (Ohio), a M.A. from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. from UCLA.



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