Columbia College Chicago has opened a search for a Director of International Student and Scholar Services and the position description has posted to the Careers at Columbia College Chicago page at https://colum.taleo.net/careersection/ex/joblist.ftl.

After reading the position description, I encourage prospective applicants to peruse the Columbia College Chicago website at https://www.colum.edu/ to learn more about the College and what we’re all about.

Global Ed page

This will be my third straight year sponsoring the IEI conference. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year and I’m sending best wishes to all for a productive conference!



Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice edited by Heather Barclay Hamir and Nick Gozik, with Forward by Esther Brimmer, and co-published by Stylus Publishing and NAFSA in 2018. I just received this book yesterday in the mail!

I have a co-authored chapter with Lily Lopez-McGee (lead) and Eduardo Contreras entitled “Underrepresentation in Education Abroad: A Review of Contemporary Research and Future Opportunities”

More information on the book as well as a .pdf of Chapter One is available here.



Many thanks to Patrick Atack of the PIE News for inviting me to be Interviewed for the most recent PIE Chat . Our conversation was on October 10, 2017 in Hobart, Tasmania just after my invited talk and panel discussion at the IEAA Research Roundtable on “The Rise of Social Media in Public Influence for Int’l Ed.


Dear: Mr.xxxxxxx

Is there like a pamphlet for the Ecuador trip so that my parents can start looking at dates for the summer to see if it is possible for me to go.

Sincerely: Andres

Proud father!!!!

His science teacher (name X’d out for confidentiality) is one of the trip co-leaders for the middle school trip to Ecuador. My now 16 year old daughter went on this same trip in August 2015 just before the start of 8th grade and you can see two IHEC Blog posts about her trip here and here and she had the same science teacher and he also co-lead here trip to Ecuador!

new business cards

This coming Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:00pm EST I will be participating in the second World Education Services #IntlEdNow tweet chat.  I participated in their first #IntlEdNow tweet chat back in June, 2017 (you can read the Storify of that tweet chat here) and I’m very excited to participate in their second tweet chat as well.

This tweet chat will be a discussion on career expectations, experiences, and outcomes of international students.  I will be approaching this discussion from a U.S. perspective.

If you are able to follow along and contribute to the discussion that would be wonderful.