The Asia Institute was proud to participate in the 18th Annual Forum on Education Abroad conference from March 21-25, the first opportunity in over two years for Education Abroad practitioners to gather for industry education and networking. We were glad to meet with so many friends and colleagues to discuss upcoming short-term programs in Asia. We look forward to seeing everyone again at NAFSA in May!
The event featured 50+ sessions, two of which featured The Asia Institute’s academic lead Ann Hubbard. Ann presented on March 22nd on a panel titled “Project-Based Virtual Program Design: Challenges and Successes Across Time Zones” and on a March 25th panel titled, “From Student Learning to Student Action Abroad: An Active Response to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” These panels highlight opportunities for the field of Education Abroad to encourage action-oriented learning as part of program design. Ann was joined on this panel by Lisa Loberg, Director of Study Abroad at Loyola Marymount University and Gary Rhodes, Professor & Director, Center for Global Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills.