professional development

Autumn Workshop: Encouraging Resilience and Independence in Study Abroad

How can study abroad professionals bring our perspective - which particularly values the opportunities presented by discomfort, ambiguity, and struggle in developing intercultural skills - to helping today’s young adults develop the resilience and independence that past generations were given the opportunity to learn at a much younger age?

Forum's 3rd European Conference - Athens

The Forum on Education Abroad is holding its third European conference in Athens on October 5-7, 2016. ASAPI will be represented by Co-chair Rebecca Woolf and Committee Member Stephen Robinson. ASAPI and the Forum have a reciprocal membership arrangement, so ASAPI members can avail of the discounted rate for the conference as well as pre-conference workshops. Let us know at info (at) asapireland.org if you are planning to attend!

Summer Programme Assistant, CIEE Dublin

CIEE is seeking a Summer Programme assistant to provide administrative, program, and academic support to the Resident Director of the CIEE study abroad short-term and summer programmes in Dublin. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinating student arrivals and orientation
  • Organisation of site visits and field trips
  • Support of day-to-day program activities
  • Generating student grades
  • Providing administrative support on the programs
  • Monitoring student progress
  • Managing Social Media

Essential Requirements

  • Third level qualification to degree level
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Good knowledge of the Irish academic environment, knowledge of the US academic system would be an advantage
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours

For full details and application instructions, please see the full job description.

Resident Coordinator, CIEE Dublin

CIEE is seeking a Resident Coordinator to provide administrative, program, and academic support to the Resident Director of the CIEE study abroad programme at Dublin City University. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinating student arrivals and orientation
  • Managing academic transition
  • Organisation of site visits and field trips
  • Sourcing and the placement of students in internships
  • Editing of catalogues, updating of course documents / handbooks etc.
  • Generating student grade transfers
  • Contributing to annual reports and newsletters
  • Providing academic advice on course selection
  • Monitoring student progress
  • Managing Social Media

Essential Requirements

  • Third level qualification to degree level
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Good knowledge of the Irish academic environment, knowledge of the US academic system would be an advantage
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours

For full details and application instructions, please see the full job description.

 

Call for Proposals - Forum on Education Abroad

The Forum is now accepting session proposals for its 3rd European Conference, Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe. The conference will be hosted by CYA (College Year in Athens) in Athens, Greece, October 5-7, 2016. The theme of the 3rd European Conference explores how U.S. education abroad defines Europe, and how European education abroad partners define Europe to visiting U.S. students, so that students may appreciate the past, understand the present and anticipate the future of the most popular education abroad destination.

The deadline to submit proposals is January 29, 2016.

Read the full call for proposals

Forum on Education Abroad Standards of Good Practice Workshops

Standards of Good Practice Workshops

Friday, February 5, 2016 CEA Study Abroad Barcelona Center, Spain

Student Learning, Development & Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3) | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (CET)

Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? This workshop focuses on Student Learning, Development and the Academic Framework for Education Abroad and will help you to identify the resources and design programming to assist in this effort. Through simulations involving specific examples, participants will address critical issues often introduced by colleagues in higher education who are unfamiliar with the importance of tying these two areas together in education abroad.

Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management (Standard 8) | 2 - 6 p.m. (CET)

This Standards of Good Practice workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8), will provide the tools to assess and improve health and safety protocols. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field.

Register for both workshops and receive a $50 discount.
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ICOS launches Diverse Voices - training for working with international students

Our colleagues at The Irish Council for Overseas Students (ICOS), an independent, national membership-based organisation that advocates for the rights of international students who choose Ireland as a study destination, have developed a training resource called "Diverse Voices," comprising a video and guide for higher education professionals working with international students in Ireland. The video looks wonderful. It is composed of short, thematic sections exploring topics such as cross-cultural adaptation, culture shock and homesickness; cultural difference and cross cultural communication; adapting to a new academic environment (including language, intercultural classroom, approaches to assessment); and advice on supporting international students. ICOS interviewed over 35 international students and staff (both academics and support staff) from five higher education institutions as part of the video project. It includes a genuinely diverse range of participants.

https://vimeo.com/71323288

The resource pack is being made available free-of-charge to ICOS member institutions and also is available for purchase – see www.icosirl.ie.

FIE Student Global Leadership Conference

The Foundation for International Education is offering ASAPI affiliated students a 20% discount on the registration fee for their 2015 Student Global Leadership Conference being held in London on April 12, 2015. In addition to recruiting student delegates, the call for proposals is open to professional colleagues. If you have any questions about the conference or proposals, please contact ASAPI co-chair (and FIE Dublin Director), Karl Dowling.