Education Abroad (EA)

Sessions

Supporting Student Veterans and Utilizing Post-911/G.I. Bill Benefits in Study Abroad

Wednesday, November 13
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Lombard/Camden

Student veterans are an underrepresented group in study abroad that is gaining focus through certain scholarships and expanded government benefits. Many students who utilize Post 9-11/GI Bill benefits are not always aware these benefits can be used for study abroad opportunities, and study abroad offices often have a difficult time engaging this student population. This session will explore the intersectionality of student veterans and highlight the unique needs of these diverse students. We will offer strategies for engaging and supporting this underrepresented student group so that more students are able to study abroad.

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Keara DeKay, M.Ed.

University Relations Manager- Mid Atlantic
CISabroad - Center for International Studies

Keara DeKay has worked in the field of international education for over five years and is currently the University Relations Manager for the Mid-Atlantic with CISabroad. Previously, she was the Senior Study Abroad Advisor at the University of South Carolina. She earned her B.A. at Brandeis University, and her M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2018, she was recognized as Diversity Abroad Rising Star for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE).

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Jacklyn Fisher, MA

Assistant Director for Study Abroad
Towson University

Jacklyn Fisher is the Assistant Director for Study Abroad at Towson University where she advises for the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji and is the primary coordinator for TU's Horizons Study Abroad web-based management system. Jacklyn has previously presented on study abroad re-entry activities, risk management in pre-departure orientations, assessing student development in study abroad, as well as on liberal arts education at various national and international conferences. She earned an M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in German and International Studies from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.

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Dena Allen-Few, Veterans Affairs School Certifying Official

Program Management Specialist/School Certifying Official
Towson University

Dena Allen-Few is the Program Management Specialist/School Certifying Official in the Military & Veterans Center at Towson University. She is responsible for handling all military-affiliated student's Veterans Affairs Education Benefits, working as a liaison between her institution and the VA. She is a veteran of the US Army Reserves and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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