The New Virtual Student Experience: Education, Study Abroad and Internships

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

17:00-18:15 Helsinki (GMT+2)
10:00-11:15 Washington, DC
7:00-8:15 San Francisco

The pandemic has tested our online readiness as classes and student support have moved to virtual environments. This webinar offers practical tips and lessons learned when designing online international education experiences that take into account a holistic student experience for American students, from mental wellbeing to gaining global competencies.

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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Opening Remarks:

  • Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundatio
  • Matthew Lussenhop, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Guest Speakers:

  • GianMario Besana, Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Wing-kai To, Assistant Provost for Global Engagement, Bridgewater State University, MA

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