Thinking and Planning Ahead: What’s Next for International Education and Study Abroad?

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Monday, November 9, 2020

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

Thinking and Planning Ahead: What’s Next for International Education and Study Abroad?

These extraordinary times have changed many of the ways that higher education institutions view international travel and study abroad. In this webinar, we’ll discuss what’s next for international higher education. Where should we focus our efforts and take proactive steps for the future? Instead of protecting the status quo and sitting back and waiting for what’s to come, this webinar focuses on pragmatic ways that we, together, can shape the future of study abroad and international higher education.

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.

See the webinar speaker bios.

Program

(All times in GMT +2)

16:55 Webinar Opens

17:00 Welcome and Introduction 

  • Terhi Mölsä, CEO, Fulbright Finland Foundation
  • Heidi Manley, Chief, USA Study Abroad, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

17:15 Setting the Stage for Thinking and Planning 

17:25 Panel Discussion 

  • Leasa Weimer, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives, Fulbright Finland Foundation – Moderator 
  • Robin Helms, Assistant Vice President, Learning and Engagement, The American Council on Education – Speaker
  • Cheryl Matherly, Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Lehigh University – Speaker 
  • Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Speaker  

18:00 Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks

18:15 Webinar Ends

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The organizers would also like to thank the Fulbright Commission in Portugal for their assistance.