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Forum's 17th Annual Conference

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Forum's 17th Annual Conference


March 1 - 5, 2021



Forum's 17th Annual Conference Highlights

Several CEA representatives, including some of our onsite staff, will attend this year’s virtual Forum Conference, and they’re excited to reconnect with you and other colleagues.

The 2021 conference theme is “Evolution and Revolution: Solutions in Action”, and our attendees look forward to discussing the importance of innovation in international education as we move through these uncertain times.


March 2nd at 11:30 a.m. MST
Re-Imagining our Roles: Building Sustainable, Equitable, and Inclusive Communities through Education Abroad

This session encourages participants based in the US or abroad to address and consider and challenge inequities perpetuated by education abroad. In the midst of COVID-19, it has been clear that US based higher education and education abroad institutions and professionals need to recognize our privilege and responsibilities vis-à-vis our partners and host communities abroad.


  • Dr. Louis Berends, Vice President of Academic Affairs, CEA Study Abroad
  • Dr. Monica Francioso, Academic Director, CEA Florence, Italy
  • Samantha Brandauer, Associate Provost for Global Engagement, Dickison College
  • Dr. Julia Carnine, Director of Dickinson in France

March 3rd at 11:30 a.m. MST

Maximizing Internships: The Value of Career Coaching and Competency Development Concurrent with an Internship Experience

As mandates to graduate global and career-ready students gain traction so do global internship experiences. However, an internship alone does not ensure career readiness. Program models that encourage students to examine their experience within the context of the competencies employers are seeking can elevate an internship into a meaningful PD opportunity. Together, we will explore these models.


  • Cynthia Engel, Director of Internships Abroad, CEA Study Abroad
  • Jillian Low, Chief Academic Officer, Virtual Internships and CRCC Asia