AFS Intercultural Programs and our distinguished partners invite those who share our learning-to-live-together philosophy to the first ever 2018 AFS Global Conference | Global Competence: Our Future, Our Responsibility. Join educators, policymakers, business and community leaders in setting an urgent agenda to meet the growing demand for global competence.
27 May - 1 June: AFS presents on global competence and study abroad | NAFSA Annual Conference (Philadelphia)
30 May, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Translating Student Experiences in Education Abroad to Global Competence and Employment
How do employers value global competency for employability? This session explores how higher education institutions and education abroad offices can develop a framework for students to translate the skills and competencies developed while abroad into gainful employment. The panel is chaired by AFS Intercultural Programs’s Education and Training Specialist, Linda Stuart; joined by co-oresenters Kirsten Brecht Baker, CEO of Global Professional Search; and Heidi Parker, Assistant Director of Global Engineering Programs at Purdue University.
31 May, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Examining Motivations for Studying Abroad: Introducing Generational Change through Research
This panel compares current research by the British Council, IIE, and AFS on student motivations for studying abroad. By offering an overview of global, regional, and country-specific perspectives and introducing the concept of “evolving motivations with age” the discussion is aimed to provide thought-provoking ideas to all conference attendees. Hristo Banov, Manager, Management Information at AFS Intercultural Programs chairs the panel which includes Lindsay Calvert, Lead, Generation Study Abroad at Institute of International Education; Alison Corbett, Head of Education Programmes at British Council USA; and Andrea Kammerer, Senior Business Analyst at AFS Intercultural Programs.
AFS Sentio Network will present two posters:
- “Research-Based Foundations for Impactful Global Competence in Study Abroad,” by Bert Vercamer, Chief Program Innovation and Educational Products Officer at AFS Intercultural Programs
- “Exploring the Ways Higher Education Institutions Use Sentio’s Blended Learning Program,” by Linda Stuart, Education & Programs Specialist at AFS Intercultural Programs.
Visit these posters and our stand number 2604! Find out more here.