Education Abroad (EA)


Top 5 Challenges for Financial Aid and Study Abroad

Thursday, November 14
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Anapolis

This session will facilitate discussions to better understand the complex issues related to using financial aid for study abroad. Topics include, terminology, disbursement of aid, outreach/financial aid literacy initiatives, billing models, and institutional hurdles. Key topics will be introduced by the presenters, but participants will be encouraged to share their best practices, strategies, and challenges. It is recommended that participants in attendance have some knowledge of financial aid, but beginners are also welcome.

Learning Objectives:

Monica Bradik

Global Program Specialist
University of Maryland-Baltimore

Monica Bradik is the Global Program Specialist for the Center for Global Education Initiatives at University of Maryland, Baltimore. The center addresses global challenges by developing experiential learning opportunities and interprofessional solutions with creative faculty scholarships, curricular innovation, and educational programs. Monica manages the global grant program and provides financial support for the center and advises UMB students. Monica has been working in higher academia for over 12 years in the Maryland area, including working at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Maryland Institute of College Art, and Towson University. She received her BS and MBA degrees at the University of Baltimore.


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Elizabeth Davis

Director, International and Off-Campus Programs
McDaniel College

Dr. Elizabeth Davis is the Director of International and Off-Campus Programs at McDaniel College. She has worked in the field of education abroad for eight years, and has worked at both large public universities and small liberal arts colleges.


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