Embracing Change: New Partnership Models & ‘Speed-Dating’

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

17:00-18:30 Helsinki (GMT+3)
10:00-11:30 Washington, DC
7:00-8:30 San Francisco

This interactive session includes two rounds of partnership ‘speed-dating’ with the aim of exploring future collaboration opportunities related to the following themes:

  1. Increasing international opportunities for underrepresented students
  2. Climate change

Please indicate in the registration form, if you are interested in partnership building opportunities related to one or both themes.

As international education is shaped by global events, the flexibility of higher education partnerships is being tested. From international mobility to hybrid programming and fully online collaboration, partnership models are evolving. In this webinar, an expert speaker shares best practices from the field - how to explore future partnerships with prospective partners and how to work closely with current partners to strengthen collaborative efforts by embracing innovative international synergies.

As a way to embrace change and try something new, all webinar participants will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive networking element, partnership ‘speed-dating’: participants will meet others and discuss possible future collaboration on the topics of climate change and international opportunities for underrepresented students.

Please note, this webinar has a capacity of 90 participants. In order to match the participants with prospective partners from different countries, we will offer 45 spots for participants from the U.S. and 45 spots for participants outside the U.S. 

This webinar is part of the "Internationalization of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era" series jointly organized by the Department of State’s USA Study Abroad branch, the Fulbright Finland Foundation, and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). These activities support U.S. study abroad and are funded  by the U.S. Government through a Study Abroad Engagement Grant from USA Study Abroad within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

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Guest speaker:

  • Matthew Pucciarelli, Associate Provost of Global Programs, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

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