Connect with the Global up team at upcoming events

Discover our programs and activities, and learn how you can benefit from the Global Up suite at these events

Global Up team attended #AIEA2022 in New Orleans, LA, USA. Pictured here Linda Stuart, Director of Global Program Innovation meets with Dr. Irene Ziegler, Program Director, Division of International Education, University of New Orleans, the top higher education partner for Global Up in the U.S. “The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) has transformed the way I teach intercultural competence to my students and opened avenues for honest conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) topics,” said Dr. Ziegler, who has also facilitated the GCC for 25 other university staff and faculty.

The 27th Session of The Youth Assembly, themed Dare to Reshape the World, will cultivate a global network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact. Organized by AFS Intercultural Programs, the event will focus on four core areas where there are urgent challenges and exciting potential for young people to take action: youth, global health, global citizenship, and technology and inclusion.

The Global Up Team will lead a workshop on August 13 on Building Inclusive Communities in a Polarized Era. The facilitators will beAnaïs Chauvet, Educational Support Specialist, and Andrés Peñaloza Lanza, Educational Products Coordinator. The Global Up team will also present at the event’s Opportunities Fair.

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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

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.