Wondering about resources to support study abroad development and participation at your institution? Here, you will find our past webinars on relevant study abroad topics. The recordings can be found in the Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner Portal, where we house digital resources for those who have pledged to the initiative. Email studyabroad@iie.org if you need access to the portal.

November 19, 2019, 12:00pm –1:00pm EDT - "Who’s Counting? Understanding the Landscape of Graduate Learning Overseas"

Both U.S. graduate school enrollments and the demand for global competency in the workforce are on the rise, but what do we know about graduate-level study abroad? The Graduate Learning Overseas (GLO) research study, implemented by IIE and launched in 2017 with support from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of International and Foreign Language Education, aims to identify the scale and scope of U.S. graduate students’ educational activities and to better understand the institutional practices around student mobility data collection. This report shares the results of the first national survey to U.S. higher education institutions on this topic. The results from this survey paint a clearer picture of the graduate-level study abroad landscape and demonstrate the need for institutions to build capacity to collect graduate student mobility data to support graduate students’ needs. In addition, it aims to help researchers better serve the international education field by both improving data collection practices and developing resources for institutions. 


During International Education Week, Leah Mason and Jodi Sanger of IIE’s Research, Evaluation, and Learning team, who presented the GLO findings and facilitated a discussion on institutional practices, motivations, and challenges in collecting and leveraging graduate student mobility data. 

October 8, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT - "Inclusive by Design: Adapting Surveys to Meet the Needs of Your Student Body"

Measuring satisfaction, experience, and learning of all student population groups through surveys can be challenging. For students who identify as LGBTQI+, there are aspects of the study abroad experience that have the potential to present varying challenges and outcomes, and capturing this nuance in data collection efforts is critical in developing, offering, and maintaining proper support for all students. This webinar examined how surveys can be intentionally built to more fully consider the identities, experiences, and struggles of LGBTQI+ students as they engage in international exchange, allowing study abroad professionals to effectively monitor and evaluate programs and experiences for all students. 

August 5, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT - "Expanding Access for U.S. Students Studying Abroad through Faculty-Led Programming"

As a follow up to a new white paper from IIE and the AIFS Foundation, Faculty and Education Abroad: The Role of Faculty in Promoting Global Learning on U.S. Campuses, the panel discussed specific examples of institutions that have made considerable progress in expanding access to global learning and education abroad opportunities on campus through faculty-led programming, along with the opportunities and challenges that faculty face when engaging with education abroad, both as campus champions and leaders.

This webinar welcomed Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners who have been successful in faculty-led programming and those who are aiming to increase or enhance these opportunities.

January 23, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm EST - GSA Webinar: "Exploring Study Abroad Data & Trends through Open Doors"

IIE’s Generation Study Abroad and Research teams reviewed and discussed the latest data from Open Doors regarding U.S. study abroad and that of GSA Commitment Partners.

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  • May 3, 2018, 3:00-4:15 pm EST - "Reaching Your Generation Study Abroad Commitment: Successful Practices from IIE Seal of Excellence Recipients"

    Thus far, 42 higher education institutions have received IIE’s Seal of Excellence for achieving their Generation Study Abroad commitment goals. To better understand the keys to their success, four American University graduate students have conducted research through a collaborative partnership between IIE and AU’s School of International Service

    This webinar reviews their findings and new strategies for diversifying your study abroad population, leveraging faculty engagement, and designing innovative study abroad programming. In addition, we have invited leaders from a diverse set of these exceptional institutions to share their insights and lessons learned. 

    May 21, 2018, 12-1:00 pm ET - "Explore U.S.-Finland Academic Engagement"

    Interested in more details? Join representatives from IIE, EDUFI, and the Fulbright Finland Foundation for a free webinar to learn more about the exciting opportunities available for U.S. colleges and universities to develop partnerships for academic engagement in Finland, as well as more details about the IAPP Finland and Generation Study Abroad International Symposium in Helsinki. 

    February 8, 2018 - "Demand for Data: Using IIE's Open Doors Data for Community Colleges' Internationalization"   

    IIE’s Generation Study Abroad and Research teams, along with Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner CCID, launched this webinar to share best practices in understanding Open Doors trends in international education and how data can be used to advocate for international education programming, with a focus on community colleges. 

    The recording of this webinar is available through our Commitment Partner Portal. If you have not yet pledged to join Generation Study Abroad as a Commitment Partner, you are welcome to apply and gain access to our webinar and many more resources! 

    August 30, 2017 - “Building Study Abroad: U.S. Department of State’s MOOC & IIE’s Data-Driven Strategies”

    The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with Arizona State University, illustrated the recently launched, free online course that will jump-start your institution’s study abroad program planning through actionable information and ready-to-use templates. IIE shared ways institutions can use data to capture internalization efforts and advocate for resources on campus.

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