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Creating Globally Minded STEM Professionals through International Internships/Work Abroad Programs

Workshop in Washington, D.C.

The need for globally minded and competent Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals in the U.S. has been documented repeatedly in recent years. International internships and work abroad programs provide a means for addressing this need that meets the education and curriculum demands placed on our technical students. Yet few U.S. schools have established such programs or have strong mechanisms for integrating them into the STEM curriculum.

A coalition of education abroad professionals at IIE, NAFSA’s Work, Internship and Volunteer Abroad (WIVA) Subcommittee, and UC-San Diego is offering a 1 ½ day workshop targeted to STEM faculty and staff, Career Services professionals and Education Abroad professionals. The workshop addresses internship and work abroad programs in the STEM fields, specifically creating, maintaining, funding, and assessing these programs. In addition, this workshop provides a venue for networking between existing and nascent efforts.

For more information, please contact saltaf@iie.org.

Event Details:

Dates: April 26-27, 2012
Time: April 26, 1:30pm to April 27, 3:00 p.m.

Location:

Institute of International Education
1400 K St, NW
Washington, DC

Registration:

Registration for this workshop is now closed. Please contact saltaf@iie.org with any questions or concerns. 

Workshop Agenda
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