Embark to Excel Virtual Conference Recap

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Ashley Houston
December 9, 2015

The first-ever Embark to Excel Virtual Conference was a grand success—with more than 200 full-day attendees, and 2,000+ visitors joining in for at least one session. Several of our Academic Consortium member institutions hosted the conference as an International Education Week event on their campuses, with designated space for students to participate. The institutions included University of Connecticut, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, North Carolina State University, Mount Holyoke, and Tufts University.

Co-hosted with Diversity Abroad, the virtual conference was split into six different sections and set up to allow attendees to virtually interact with the guest speakers. From debunking myths about the expenses behind programs to resource and scholarships sharing, all sessions were jam-packed with examples, advice, and opportunities to ask questions.

“Study Abroad Is for You, Too!” was a popular session, highlighting the benefits of studying abroad as a diverse student, in diverse locations, with diverse interests and goals. Watch the webinar now:

Another standout element of the conference was keynote speaker Zim Ugochukwu of Travel Noire. Zim shared her experiences living in India and the life lesson of serendipity, or as she put it “finding something without looking for it,” letting us know that it's alright not to have control over everything while being abroad.

Watch all five of the recorded sessions, or view further IES Abroad Diversity Resources.

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