See images from our San Francisco Generation Study Abroad Symposium event below and view the presentations!

We thank Generation Study Abroad commitment partner San Mateo County Community College District and Eloisa Briones, Vice President of Administrative Services at Skyline College, for hosting and welcoming attendees of the West Coast Generation Study Abroad International Symposium. We also thank our keynote speaker David Wick from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and our engaged attendees for their participation.

During this full-day event we convened our Commitment Partners and industry professionals in the region to engage in solution-driven and action-oriented dialogue to push the envelope on how we think and "do" study abroad as we work together to achieve our ambitious goal of doubling by the end of the decade and to address the significant value and growing interest and intersection of study abroad, global talent and workforce development.

USAC LogoThanks to Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner USAC for sponsoring this symposium!



Agenda Overview

9:00AM - 9:45AM Registration & Refreshments  
9:45AM - 10:15AM Welcome & Introductions 

Eloisa Briones, Skyline College, Vice President of Administrative Services 
Maxmillian Angerholzer III, IIE, Executive Vice President 
Sponsor Remarks, Alyssa Nota, Ph.D. USAC, CEO & President 

10:15AM - 11:00AM Keynote Speaker  

David Wick 
Assistant Professor, MA in International Education Management Program 
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 

11:15AM - 12:30PM Roundtable Session 
Partnerships and the “Franchise Model” of Study Abroad Capacity Building  
Jim Forkin, Associate Director of Study Abroad, University of California, Davis 
Dr. Jacqueline Martinez, Director of Academic Affairs at CEA 
Dr. Mitch Singer, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at University of California, Davis 

12:45PM - 2:00PM Lunch Panel & Discussion 
Linking Higher Education to Global Workforce through International Experiences – A Student Perspective  
Moderator: Mary Karam McKey, Head of Corporate & Foundation Programs, IIE 
Panelists: Study Abroad Alumni of Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners 

2:15PM - 3:30PM Roundtable Session 
Higher Education Weighs in on the Global Gap Year 
Linda Frey, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Global Citizen Year 

3:45PM - 5:00PM Closing Remarks & Reception 
Lindsay Calvert 
IIE, Lead of Generation Study Abroad 

Download GSA Symposium Presentations