Connect with IES Abroad at the Diversity Abroad and Forum on Education Abroad Conferences This Spring

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Ashley Houston
March 18, 2016

We are excited to connect with old friends and new faces at both the 2016 Diversity Abroad and Forum on Education Abroad Conferences in April!

We encourage you to stop by our booths at Diversity Abroad’s Resource Fair (Booth #3) and in the Forum’s Exhibit Hall (Table A8) to learn more about IES Abroad, IES Internships, our Initiative to Diversify Education Abroad, or just to say "hello".

We have a variety of staff attending both Conferences. At the 3rd Annual Diversity Abroad Conference you can visit with members of our College Relations, IES Internships, and Diversity teams. And at the Forum’s 12th Annual Conference, meet with Executive staff, Academics, College Relations, Customized Programs, Diversity, Marketing, IES Internships, IES Abroad Cape Town, and our Vienna Center Director.

As the Diversity Abroad Conference Platinum Sponsor and Forum on Education Abroad Conference’s WiFi and Fitness Run Sponsor, our staff will be actively involved at both Conferences. They will also be presenting several sessions and workshops:


Monday, April 4 | 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Workshop: Strategic Marketing and Outreach to Diverse Student Populations
Target Audience: Entry Level (0-3 years) & Mid-Career 
Gretchen Cook-Anderson (IES Abroad); Jessica Levin (New York University); Tonija Hope Navas (Howard University)

Tuesday, April 5 | 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Session: US Diversity 101: What Every Onsite Team Member Should Know
Target Audience: All
Gretchen Cook-Anderson (IES Abroad); Andrew Gordon (Diversity Abroad); Martha Johnson (University of Minnesota)


Thursday, April 7 | 8:45-10:00 a.m.
Session: Rules of the Road: Mapping Successful Partnerships for Faculty-Led Programs
Anna Welton (Warren Wilson College); Anne Curtis (IES Abroad); Jane Dickson (FIE: Foundation for International Education); Blythe Knott (Lewis and Clark College)

Thursday, April 7 | 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Conversation: The International Language: Advising Serious Music Students on Education Abroad
Ellen Sayles (Oberlin College); Martin Hogan (DIS); Mary Ann Russo-Letellier (The Center for University Programs Abroad – CUPA); Morten Solvik (IES Abroad – Vienna)

Thursday, April 7 | 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Session: Free to be Me in the World? Advising Students on Host Culture vs. Home Culture
Caroline Cully (University of Florida); Gretchen Cook-Anderson (IES Abroad)

Friday, April 8 | 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Session: Strategic Communication for Education Abroad Health and Safety
Christina Carroll (Florida State University); Richard Bartecki (IES Abroad); Eryn Espin-Kudzinski (Butler University); Diane Hanlon (On Call International)

Friday, April 8 | 2:15-3:30 p.m.
Session: Facilitating Intercultural Skills Development in International Internships
Deirdre Mendez (University of Texas at Austin); Robert Johnson (IES Abroad); Melissa Torres (IES Abroad)

To set up a meeting with one of our staff, please email Hope McClelland-Young at

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

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Ashley Houston

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