Columbia College Chicago is looking for a highly motivated and results driven person to join our team! Under the broad direction of the Assistant Provost for Global Education, the Director of Education Abroad designs and develops study abroad opportunities, exchange programs and faculty-led study abroad programs. The Director manages all aspects of the operations of the Office of Education Abroad, such as advising, risk management, communication, program marketing and timely and accurate records and data management. This position focuses on increased participation, curriculum integration, enhancement of services, including incorporating of technology, and expansion of diversity and inclusion. The role interfaces with students and their families, faculty and staff, and external partners.

To learn more about Columbia College Chicago please visit:  https://about.colum.edu/index.html

To access the full job description and application link please visit:  http://bit.ly/2LyCLws


buenos airesI want to highlight a recent guest post over on IHEC Blog by three of my colleagues working in the MBA international programs side of our field.  Prior to my current role at Columbia College Chicago I worked at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and ran the International Business Exchange Program and the International MBA degree program.  This guest post was written by:

Jessica Oldford, Director of Global Student Experience Global Initiatives, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Alex Markman, Director of International ProgramsUniversidad Torcuato di Tella

Debbie Carney, Sr. Program CoordinatorMcCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin

You can access the full guest post here!

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!