March 25th - 30th, 2012
Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Delegation from Finnish higher education institutions searched for best-practices in alumni cooperation, fundraising and donor relations. Specifically, participants visited institutions in the state of Virginia and in Maryland to discuss alumni affairs and alumni cooperation, fundraising and donor relations. The group learned about the American system from expert speakers and through direct observations at private and public universities. The seminar focused on comparing U.S. as well as current and emerging Finnish strategies in the area and identifying possible applications of the American practice to the Finnish system. There were 13 members in the delegation.
Read the Study Tour report (PDF).
Participants travelled to Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia for a five-day higher education leadership seminar. The program consisted of a day-long introductory workshop in Washington, DC, and fours site visits to public and private universities (one in Maryland and three in Virginia), and two debriefing meetings.
Links Related to the Study Tour
International Alumni Relations
The College of William & Mary
University of Maryland
University of Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University