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Elevating the Enduring Impact of Education AbroadNot a thing. It is included in every IFSA program.
The 2020 IFSA Conference will explore the enduring and multifaceted impact(s) of education abroad on the students, institutions, and communities we serve. As a high-impact educational practice, our field often cites the research connecting global learning with student success, but are we imagining together just how impactful education abroad could be for our students if we structured opportunities with greater intent? What benefits could materialize if we approach our work with deliberate focus on students’ futures, and what could that mean for the communities, partnerships, and collaborators we can involve in our work?Come prepared to engage in a wide range of topics exploring the long-term effects of education abroad. Examine how study abroad professionals can influence future student outcomes through programming, structures, and support and leave considering new challenges and concrete ideas to pilot.
The IFSA Conference challenges you to explore one theme in depth, using an interactive workshop style to engage around the primary aspects of the topic. Conference days are varied, with short Ed Talks highlighting one perspective, and Lightning Rounds offering you the opportunity to choose between several sessions. Through it all, we connect, collaborate, and contribute to learn with and from you.