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Connect with us at these upcoming events

  • October 4-7, 2022: 10th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference: Global Inclusion 2022 (San Francisco, CA, USA). Global Up Manager Molly Stern will be attending. Find out more.
  • October 26-28, 2022: 4th International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC) at CEU Cardenal Herrera University (hybrid event, online and in Valencia, Spain). Linda Stuart, Director of Global Education Innovation and Head of Global Competence Certificate, will be presenting. Find out more.
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Attending NAFSA, World’s Largest Conference For International Educators

Thousands of higher education institutions from around the world gathered at the NAFSA Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado in the beginning of June. Among them was our Global Up Team (Linda Stuart, Molly Stern, Anais Chauvet, and Andres Lanza) to represent AFS and our approach to global competence development and global citizenship. These are some of the highlight from our booth at this year’s NAFSA:

  •  Universities and educational institutions are interested in Global Up programs because developing global competence has become a MUST for study abroad students but also for students across all fields who aren’t going to study abroad.
  • AFS co-hosted the Rainbow Reception, which had more than 600 attendees celebrate LGBTQI+ Pride in international education.
  • NAFSA was a great opportunity to celebrate our 2+ year partnership with Education New Zealand in person. This partnership is now shortlisted for two PIEoneer Awards.
  • Our booth was a welcoming space for more than 150 conversations with NAFSA participants over four days, and the announcement of our special Prize winner.
  • We reconnected with numerous AFS Alumni, who credit the beginnings of their interest in international education to their early AFS experiences.

Watch Our Webinar Recordings

Polytechnic and Engineering Education Abroad

Future practicing engineers need to be supported through educational systems that teach them not only technical skills, but professional skills such as awareness of social and cultural implications of their designs, understanding and appreciation of diversity, and additional skills in project management, collaboration, and effective communication. These cross-cultural programs are an example of an innovation in engineering abroad education.

How to Global Up Your Education Institution

The use of technology and online learning for education at all levels has accelerated beyond what many institutions had prepared or planned for. Watch this session presented at the APAIE 2022 Conference about how we met this pandemic challenge and how we’re continuing to global up for the uncertain, emerging future. The session is delivered by AFS Intercultural Programs, Education New Zealand (EZN) and Massey University.

Weaving Global Competence into Law and Business Education

Two dynamic experts make the case for global competence as an essential component of education. They showcase how they’ve taken the lead to prepare their students to be effective lawyers and business professionals in their fields, while making a meaningful difference in the world. The panelists were Professor Carl Warren from the University of St. Thomas School of Law directs the Community Justice Project, and Dr. Jennifer Teague is Program Lead for Global Business and the School of Business’ Education Abroad programs at Purdue University Global.

New Virtual Education Programs Launch: Global Up Abroad & Global Up Educator

Presenting the newly upgraded version of the Global Up Abroad, for students to reflect on themselves as cultural beings before departing, see themselves in new contexts during, and reflect on their growth and new lifelong skills upon returning home. We also showcased Global Up Educator, a new version applicable for both in-service and preservice teachers. Find out why global competence is so important for those who are working with K-12 students around the world and how we’re building that into our outreach efforts.

How to Global Up Your Institution: Industry Leaders Share Their Perspectives

Are you committed to global-readying your institution? Curious about different approaches and how to implement global competence development for your students, faculty & staff? Hear different perspectives and implementation approaches from a panel of leading government agents, NGO, and higher ed institutional leaders. These partners have all institutionalized the AFS Global Up.