We’d like to send a huge “thank you” to everyone who attended our Spring 2018 Advisor Workshop, which CEA hosted from March 6-9 at our headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.
Over the course of the week, participants had the opportunity to partake in sessions geared both toward their professional development and how they can leverage our partnership to achieve their campus’ internationalization goals. Many of our participants noted our guest speaker, Jennifer Malerich, the Executive Director at Arizona State University as one of their highlights from the week. During her presentation, she described her path through International Education, how her career has evolved, and provided many insights on how we can all find ways of advancing the field regardless of the role we serve in our universities/organizations.
Other session topics included:
In addition to these sessions, we also provided all participants with a $500 scholarship to help make study abroad more accessible for one of their students.
Thinking back on the week, Erin Kibler, a Study Abroad Advisor from Texas A & M University, observed,
This workshop provided an opportunity for me to grow professionally and gain insight on the inner workings of partnering with CEA as an alumnus and new advisor.
We received great feedback from Erin and many of the other participants who attended. As always, we appreciate knowing how you think we can best meet student needs. Hearing from you helps ensure that our programs remain relevant, engaging, and beneficial.
To learn about upcoming events, stay in touch through our meet-up homepage.
CEA is looking forward to NAFSA’s Annual Conference & Expo—Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment, which will take place from May 27-June 1, 2018 in Philadelphia. Drop by and see us at Booth #1003 and RSVP for the reception on May 30 at 6:00 p.m. If you can't meet us, check out our NAFSA homepage for important updates and news.
Please feel free to email these CEA attendees and request a NAFSA meeting:
Lee Sutherlin, Senior VP—University Relations & Marketing
Dr. Eric Canny, VP—Program Management; Executive Sponsor—CEA Diversity Committee
Tim Boubek, VP—Strategic University Partnerships
Meliné Koruk, Center Director—Buenos Aires, Argentina
Keziah Diaz, Director of Operations—University Relations
Kelly Wilkinson, Regional Director—Southwest
Rebecca James, Regional Director—East
Matthew Janus, Regional Director—West
Jayna Winn, Manager—Custom & Faculty-Led Programs
In addition, consider attending either of these sessions where CEA leaders will present:
Custom and Faculty-Led study abroad programs provide faculty the opportunity to share their academic passion for what they know and love in an internationally relevant setting. The chance to take their syllabus to the streets of cities like Paris, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Prague, and Rome brings coursework to life for students and faculty alike.
One custom experience we helped facilitate was the M-STEM Academies program at the University of Michigan (UM). The mission of the Michigan STEM Academies Scholars Program (M-STEM) called to strengthen and diversify the cohort of students who received their baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), with the ultimate goal of increasing the number and diversity of students who are well prepared to seek career opportunities or to pursue graduate or professional training in the STEM disciplines in the new global economy.
The Florence program was designed to support STEM students within their first year at UM. As Miranda Roberts, Director of International Programs in the College of Engineering explains, “[w]e wanted the students to see how engineering is a global profession and give them a crash course in intercultural communication.”
During this intensive program, students completed a 1 credit hour Communication & Global Competence course taught by CEA as well as an introduction to Italian language lesson upon arrival. Additionally, through carefully-selected, engineering-focused business visits and cultural excursions, students were exposed to engineering practices in Italy. For example, students went on a tour of the Baptistery and Duomo Museum and participated in a discussion about the design of the dome and the cathedral.
The design of the program was done with close collaboration between M-STEM Academies and CEA staff, both in the U.S. and in Florence. Special attention was given to the unique student demographic, many of whom were first-generation college students or had never been abroad previously.
Want to know more about how CEA can collaborate with you on programs abroad like we did with M-STEM? Enroll in our CEA Custom Programs Webinar on May 10 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Can’t make it for the Webinar series? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording afterwards!
For more on CEA Custom and Faculty-Led programs, visit our website or contact our Director, Ahmad Refky, at ARefky@CEAStudyAbroad.com or 800.266.4441 x 2784.
CEA was wonderful to work with…Their support and knowledge was constant through the planning and execution.
Plan Your Internship Journey
Share your info, and you'll be able to access your CEA Passbook, save future offers, save your favorites, and use the compare programs feature.
Interning abroad with CEA provides:
© 2019 CEA Study Abroad | email@example.com
2999 N. 44th St. Ste 200 • Phoenix, AZ 85018 | 800.266.4441
Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password.
Error message here!