Breaking Into the Field

Wednesday, November 13
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Constellation F

The field of international education encompasses a wide variety of areas, organizations, and individuals. Join us for a half-day workshop that focuses on articulating personal and professional international experience / education, and identifying resources to help you increase your knowledge of international education. Hear from new and seasoned professionals in the field and add your voice to the discussion.

Patriece Campbell

Director of International Programs
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Ever since coming to the US as a seventeen-year-old international student from Jamaica I have been committed to comprehensive internationalization. I am committed to playing a critical role in cultivating globally competent graduates from our universities, and I’ve devoted my education, work, and volunteer experiences to this cause. I’ve led strategic initiatives such as an International Student Ambassador Program and the International Engagement Program. I have been a member of NAFSA's Trainer Corp, and currently on the Leader Development Committee. I previously represented Michigan on the Region V team and have played significant roles in the Michigan Association of International Educators. I earned a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of New England. The focus of my research and dissertation was around international student integration programming and the impact of their academic and social success.


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Sora Friedman, PhD

Professor and Chair, International Education
SIT Graduate Institute

Dr. Sora Friedman has worked in the field of international education for 35 years, focusing on the administration of adult exchanges, public diplomacy, international training programs, high school exchanges, and international policy advocacy. She joined the SIT Graduate Institute faculty full-time in 2005. At SIT, Sora supports new IE professionals as they develop their skills and find their way into new professional opportunities. She teaches IE policy, theory, program design, research, and advocacy, and serves as Chair of the IE degree program. In addition to her work at SIT, Sora serves as Chair of NAFSA's Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community. Previously, she served in NAFSA's Region XI Chair-stream and in several national leadership positions including as Chair, Training Coordination Subcommittee and as the first Chair of Trainer Corps. Sora's current research explores careers in International Education and gender parity in senior leadership positions throughout the field. She just published a book on careers and is writing a chapter on gender parity in the forthcoming "International Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education." Sora holds a doctorate in cultural studies, as well as a master’s degree in international administration and a certificate in distance education. She lived in England and Latin America, and is fluent in Spanish.


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