Education Abroad (EA)

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Supporting Incoming Exchange Students? We have a Toolkit for That!

Friday, November 15
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Location: Frederick

Working within incoming exchange students can be a daunting endeavor, especially since they are a unique population that is often overlooked and automatically lumped in with degree-seeking international students.


 


Based on the processes of three public universities within NAFSA Region 8, we will present a toolkit that will feature events, communication and programming to engage your incoming student population throughout their exchange visit. This framework will cover the lifecycle before arrival, during the visit, and upon departure. Our intention is to build an evolving toolkit to share with others in the field and invite audience input, to improve upon the presented framework.



Learning Objectives:

Briana Casey

Exchange and Outreach Coordinator
Penn State University

Briana is the Exchange and Outreach Coordinator for Penn State Education Abroad. She holds a BA in International Studies and Anthropology from St. John Fisher College as well as a Master of International Affairs from Penn State with concentrations in International Education and Development Policy. Briana has previous experience as the International Experiences Assistant in the College of Engineering at Penn State. She has worked as a TESOL instructor in Southeast Asia, and she has assisted with Penn State faculty-led programming in East Africa.

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Arielle Schweber, M.A International Ed

International Programs Manager
University of Pittsburgh

Arielle Schweber has worked with incoming exchange students for four years at two universities and has worked within the field of international education for seven years. Currently, she works with both domestic and international students studying at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2015 she completed her M.A. in International Education at New York University.

Presentation(s):

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Jessica Sun, Master of Education

Exchange Program Manager
University of Pittsburgh -Pittsburgh Campus

Across four institutions, Jessica Sun has worked in the field of higher education for over eleven years and within international education for over eight. More recently, she has been working with both domestic and international students within area of international exchange. She also advises graduate students on nationally competitive international fellowships, such as the Fulbright and Boren. In 2015, she completed her M.Ed. in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2016, she was awarded the Fulbright IEA grant to Germany.

Presentation(s):

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Katherine Heird Villamar, M.A.

Associate Director for Study Abroad
Towson University

Katherine Heird Villamar serves as the Associate Director for Study Abroad at Towson University has been working in international higher education capacities within the U.S. and abroad for more than a decade. Katie also teaches Intercultural Communication in the Department of Communication at TU. Prior Towson University, Katie served as the Assistant Director of International Education Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and as an International Programs Coordinator at the Centers for Interamerican Studies (CEDEI) in Cuenca, Ecuador. She holds a Master's degree in Intercultural Communications from UMBC and a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Salisbury University.

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