Education Abroad


WS36 - Current Trends in Education Abroad Alumni Programming

Tuesday, May 31
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: CCC, 303

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

This workshop familiarizes participants with current education abroad alumni programming, with special attention paid to curricular and cocurricular activities, and returnee conferences coordinated by the education abroad office. Participants will develop individual engagement plans for their offices, based on replicable models discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Chelsea Kindred

Director of Alumni Development and Research
Academic Programs International
Austin, Texas

Chelsea Kindred is Director of Alumni Development and Research at Academic Programs International (API), an international education organization based in Austin, Texas. Chelsea holds volunteer leadership roles with NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Lessons From Abroad. Chelsea earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from Chatham University. Chelsea presents regularly on alumni programming and wrote the chapter on Re-Entry- advising strategies and programming in NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad: 4th Edition. Chelsea was lead trainer for the inaugural CTW: Current Trends in Education Abroad Alumni Programming at the 2016 NAFSA Annual Conference.


Aimee Jones

Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Colorado State University Office of International Programs
Fort Collins, Colorado

Aimee Jones, Assistant Director of Education Abroad at Colorado State University, has worked in the field of International Education for over six years. She holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Appalachian State University and has worked in both a one person study abroad office and on a team of 10 in her current role. Aimee participated in two short-term faculty led study abroad programs to France while in high school and spent her fall semester at the University of Sydney, Australia during her undergraduate program. She has experience working in study abroad returnees through programming, peer advisor programs, and mentor programs as well as outreach and events to graduated alumni in partnership with the Advancement Office. Currently, she oversees the development of faculty-led programs within the Office of International programs at Colorado State University.


Jennifer Jackson

Assistant Director
Stonehill College
North Easton, Massachusetts

Jennifer Jackson is the Assistant Director of International Programs at Stonehill College, a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution located 20 miles south of Boston in Easton, Massachusetts. In 2006, Jennifer completed a Masters degree in Higher Education with a concentration in International Education at the University of Rhode Island before joining the University Relations team at the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) as the Northeast Regional Director. She moved into her current position at Stonehill College in 2010. While at Stonehill, one of Jennifer's primary areas of focus has been on strengthening alumni programming and creating opportunities to engage students post-return. As part of this initiative, Jennifer developed GRASP, a three-part course and certificate program specifically designed for study abroad students. Jennifer has also held positions in NAFSA leadership, serving as Region XI EA-KC rep from 2011-2013 and Region XI Treasurer 2014-present. Last year she dedicated her time as Evaluations Co-Chair for the Local Arrangements Team during the 2015 Annual Conference in Boston.


Angela Manginelli

Director of Alumni Relations
AIFS Study Abroad
Stamford, CT

Angela Manginelli is the Director of Alumni Relations for the American Institute for Foreign Study. She attended Ball State University, studied abroad in London, and graduated with a BS in Photojournalism and a Master’s in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. She is the Vice President and New Conference Liaison for Lessons From Abroad and was a trainer for the inaugural Current Topic Workshop on Current Trends in Education Abroad Alumni Programming at the 2016 NAFSA Annual Conference. She also served as a member of the Forum on Education Abroad's Best Practices for Returned Students Working Group.



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