This morning I was interviewed via Skype by the International Education News Network for their following piece “Study Abroad Expected to Increase Despite Imminent War”.  You can access and learn more about the International Education News Network via their website at: http://internationaleducationnews.com/



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Please join the FFEA 5th Annual Celebrationund for Education Abroad, the Host Committee, and a few very special guests – including Assistant Secretary of State, Evan Ryan at the historic National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 19th from 6:30-9:30pm to kick-off the upcoming application cycle and celebrate FEA’s 5th Anniversary. Cocktail attire – includes open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres & buffets, cultural programming, and networking in the field of international education.  You can purchase your tickets via the FEA website.

This year, FEA will honor Marlene Johnson, Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA with the Inaugural Fritz Kaufmann Advocacy Award. Fritz Kaufmann, founder of Academic Travel Abroad was a lawyer by training, journalist and professor of economics, Professor Kaufmann left his native Vienna in 1942 and later embarked on a three-month tour of Europe to evaluate the political and economic effects of the Marshall Plan. His personal experience of war and witnessing its devastating effect inspired a lifelong devotion to advancing cross-cultural understanding through international educational travel, multicultural awareness and language training, leading to the founding of the Association of Academic Travel Abroad in 1949.

5th Anniversary Host Committee (as of 10/22)
Co-Chairs: Errick L. Greene & Mark Lenhart
Members: Tim Ambrose, Jiffer Bourguignon, Jennifer Calvert, Terence B. Crouch, Andrea Custodi, Elizabeth Daoust, Kim Davis, Samuel Davis, Jane Edwards, Teri Ellison, Alida Fenner, Miti Figueredo, Joël Gallegos, Jean Glock, Larry Guillemette, Wendy Harris, Kelly Holland, JJ Jackson, Shelley Jessee, Martha Johnson, Gene Kenney, Jan Kieling, Amy Kotkin, Anne Krieg, Brandon Lee, Bruce Levine, Rachel Lostumbo, Michael Lucerto, Ellyn McKay, Mike Moyer, MaryBeth Mullen, Jean-Marie Murphy, Robert Muse, Judy Perl, Jim Perna, Susan Popko, Carol Reed, Jennifer Richwine, Gary Rhodes, Moira Rogers, Randall Salisbury, Colby Sheffer, Kate Simpson, Maggie Simpson, Barbara Tuceling, Janet Varn, Ann Waigand, JoVita Well, Caroline Donovan White, Linda Youngentob

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Created by Brooke Roberts, founder of Inside Study Abroad, the Global Pro Institute program offers a comprehensive roadmap to launch and grow a career in international education and meaningful travel.  If you are interested in learning more about and enrolling in the the Global Pro Institute program you can do so via the following affiliate link:  http://bit.ly/1QluR4S.

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She’s on the far left in the back row wearing the blue hat!

Group Ecuador shot

Gabriela off to Ecuador 1 Gabriela off to Ecuador 2 Gabriela Ecuador Itinerary 2015

My wife and I are very excited for her!

Yesterday I became aware of this fantastic video that summarizes recently published research on the community impacts of international Volunteering, Voluntouring.  The Building a Better World Community has made the video available at http://globalsl.org/video1/.  The video is great and worth watching followed by reflection and discussion!

After viewing the video take some time to peruse and bookmark the site and consider connecting via their Facebook page and Twitter at @BuildingBetterW and Blog!

The video is especially timely for me as my 13 year old daughter will be departing next week for a twelve day service learning trip to Pucará, Ecuador through her middle school.  This video will help me and my wife as we talk with her about her experience upon her return!

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