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Beyond Student Impact: How Education Abroad Affects the Host Community

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

When we think of the impact of studying or interning abroad, we usually think about how going abroad affects our students. But how does studying abroad affect the host communities students are involved in? This presentation will first explore the positive impacts study abroad can have on the host community in relation to community engagement, host families, and capacity building of study abroad partners as well as resources to foster reciprocity and learning.

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Jessica Korn, M.Ed.

ISA Veritas Embedded Program Coordinator
International Studies Abroad

Jessica Korn is originally from Germany, grew up in the United States, and lived a school year in Uganda--going abroad runs through her veins. She holds both a bachelor's and master's in education. Jessica brings a diverse perspective to her work as an ISA Veritas embedded program coordinator on the campus of Liberty University through not only her international background growing up, but her experience working in the South Pacific on early grade reading assessments in the international development sector and volunteer work in Spain and Guatemala.

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Bo A. Knutson, MA

Program Officer, Portuguese, Swahili and Turkic Languages
Critical Language Scholarship Program

Bo works on the CLS Institutes for Azerbaijani, Turkish, Portuguese, and Swahili. He has also worked with CLS as Recruitment and Selection Officer and as a Resident Director for Russian language institutes. Bo has a M.A. in International Development Studies from The George Washington University with a concentration in Global Health. He has also served in the Peace Corps in Eastern Ukraine as a secondary school teacher, worked in the Republic of Georgia on public health monitoring systems for high-risk populations, and worked in Tajikistan with the World Food Programme.

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