International Education Week | 2nd Annual Embark to Excel: A Virtual Student Conference on Study Abroad & the Socially-Conscious Global Citizen

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Abby Baric
October 28, 2016

In partnership with Diversity Abroad and IES Abroad, Embark 2 Excel (E2E)–A Virtual Student Conference–will provide underrepresented college students nation-wide the opportunity to discover available international opportunities and how to access them.
In its second year, E2E will take place on November 15th of International Education Week, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST and focus on the benefits of promoting global opportunities as early as possible, and the role that study abroad plays in promoting social consciousness and global citizenship.
Each session will feature experts in the field, such as keynote speaker Tracey Friley, Founder of The Passport Party Project, as well as students who have already studied abroad–including IES Abroad alumna and Blogger of the Year Ashley Simmons. Session topics include an overview of what study abroad is, tips for writing award-winning scholarships, being a diverse student abroad, and more.
We are also excited to announce that Amherst College will be E2E’s first official host school, contributing live, on-campus sessions on the day of the Conference, as well as serving as an on-site location for students from the five-campus consortium (Amherst College, Hampshire College. Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, UMass Amherst) to gather and watch the webinar sessions together in one location.
Students from colleges across the United States may attend the conference virtually by registering here and logging on to the webinar on November 15th. 
Also, be sure to check if your campus is streaming the seminars live in a dedicated space on the day as part of International Education Week.
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Abby Baric

Director of Communications & Outreach

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