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Title: SESSION ON INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY ABROAD ALUMS Tuesday, February 7, 2006


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SESSION ON INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY
ABROAD ALUMSTuesday, February 7, 2006
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Goals of the Session
  • Provide information to study abroad returnees on
    the range of opportunities for international
    engagement after graduation
  • Post graduate study
  • including academic scholarship programs
  • International teaching opportunities
  • including JET, Fulbright, World Teach,
    ESL/EFL, etc.
  • International careers and working overseas
  • including Peace Corps, Foreign Service,

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  • International internships
  • networking with VU alums
  • International careers
  • career center resources
  • Volunteering overseas
  • resources of the Office of Active
    Citizenship and Service
  • Careers in international program administration
  • including study abroad administration, work
    with international students and scholars and
    international admissions

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Session Topics and Presenters
  • Opportunities for international post graduate
    study, scholarships, teaching   
  • A. Honor's Scholarships--Fulbright, Marshall,
    Truman, Rhodes, NSEP, DAAD, etc.
  • (Lyn Fulton-John, Coordinator of ENGAGE and
    University Central Scholarships)   
  • B. Teaching--Fulbright teaching programs
    and International Schools (Lyn Fulton-John)
    --JET (Emily Wincklerex JET
    program participant)
  • --ESL/EFL opportunities
  • (Lee Martin, Assistant Director, Intensive
    English Program, English Language Center
    --TeachAbroad, World Teach
  • (Gary Johnston, Director of Study Abroad
    Programs),

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  • II. Opportunities for international careers,
    interning, volunteer service   
  • A. Networking with international alums
  • (Callie Leousis, Assistant Director for Alumni
    and Alumni Relations, Career Center)
  • B. Career information and how to use Career
    Center resources (Callie Leousis)
  • C. Internships overseas (Callie Leousis
    and Gary Johnston) D. Peace Corps
  • (Lynn Ramey, Assistant Professor of French and
    ex-Peace Corps Volunteer)   

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  • E. Foreign Service (Lyn Fulton-John)
  • F. Volunteering Overseas
  • (Britta Watters, Assistant Director, Office of
    Active Citizenship and Service)

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  • III. Opportunities for careers in international
    education administration
  •    A. Study abroad administration and advising
    (Gary Johnston),
  • B. Work with international students and
    scholars
  • (Judy Pennywell, Director, Office of
    International Student and Scholar Services)
  • C. International admissions (Lyn Fulton-John)
  • D. NAFSA and other international
    organizations (Judy Pennywell and Gary Johnston)
  •   

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  • Questions and Answers

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Honor Scholarships Lyn Fulton-John
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B. TeachingFulbright ETA Lyn Fulton-John
  • In most cases, ETAs
  • Are placed in schools or universities outside of
    the capital cities
  • Are assigned various activities designed to
    improve their students' language abilities and
    knowledge of the United States
  • Are fully integrated into the host community,
    increasing their own language skills and
    knowledge of the host country
  • May pursue individual study/research plans in
    addition to ETA responsibilities
  • Countries
  • Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil,
    Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary,
    Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Romania, Russia,
    Slovak Republic, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,
    Uruguay
  • Language requirements, academic level, and hours
    required vary by country.
  • Application
  • Students apply through the Fulbright Scholarship
    program applications due in late September.

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B. TeachingInternational SchoolsLyn Fulton-John
Live and teach abroad in the international school
system. Schools multi- curricular, multi-lingual.
Competitive. Agency placement often
required. Schools located all over the world
(Woodstock School, SAS, St. Maurs)
  • Assn. of American Schools in South America
    www.aassa.com. Fair dates usually late November
    or December. Openings for schools in Central and
    South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
  • European Council of International Schools
    www.ecis.org Fairs held abroad Australia,
    Canada, London. Very early deadline.
  • International Schools Services www.iss.edu.
    Fair dates Washington, DC in February Miami,
    FL, in early March Philadelphia, PA, in late
    June. Credential files must be received six weeks
    before fair dates.
  • Search Associates www.search-associates.com.
    Fair dates September in Cambridge, MA February
    in Carmel, CA Houston, TX. June in Bethesda, MD.
    Also 10 other locations worldwide.
  • University of Northern Iowa, Overseas Placement
    Center for Educatorswww.uni.edu/placement/oversea
    s. Fair date Usually in late February.

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B. TeachingJETEmily Wincklerex JET participant
  • http//www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JETProgram/homepage.
    html

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B. TeachingESL/EFL OpportunitiesLee Martin
  • TEFL Opportunities Presenter
  • The VU English Language Center (ELC) Lee Martin
  • provides English language courses to
    Assistant Director
  • International students, faculty, and
    staff Intensive English Program
  • at Vanderbilt. For further information,
    English Language Center
  • please visit our website Vanderbilt
    University
  • www.vanderbilt.edu/elc lee.martin_at_vanderbilt.
    edu
  • 615.322.2277
  • Contact
  • Dr. Dawn Turton
  • Director, ELC
  • dawn.t.turton_at_vanderbilt.edu
  • 615.322.2277

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  • TEFL Opportunities
  • Qualifications
  • TESOL www.tesol.org
  • Professional Development Beginning a Career
  • BA/BS
  • Intro programs
  • MA-TESOL, etc.
  • Endorsement/Add-on Certification
  • Certificates
  • Distance Learning
  • Getting Experience
  • Volunteering (see ELC contact info. above)
  • Observations
  • Finding a Job
  • www.tesol.org
  • Professional Development Job Search Resources
  • www.tefl.com

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B. TeachingTeachAbroad, World TeachGary Johnston
  • www.worldteach.org
  • www.teachabroad.com

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II. A. International Careersnetworking with
international alumsCallie Leousis
  • Dore2Dore.net (Commodore Career Connection)
    provides contact info for alums located around
    the world Sample 21 contacts in England
  • 11 contacts in Thailand
  • 12 contacts in Germany
  • Alumni Clubs/Chapters if you are living, have
    lived, or plan to return overseas, the London and
    China clubs have established chapters for
    networking and job assistance. Contact
    information is available on dore2dore.net.
  • Tips be organized, be persistent but not
    annoying, identify your goals and intent, ask
    questions, and seek guidance and contacts.

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B. Career Center Resources Callie Leousis
  • Individual advising (in-person, by phone, or
    email) which includes assistance with resume/CV,
    cover letters, networking, finding resources,
    interviewing, etc.
  • Library resources available in SLC Suite 220
  • Variety of web resources available at
    http//www.vanderbilt.edu/career/sa_explor_5.html
  • Refer to handout International Experiences for
    U.S. Students (also, applicable to alumni) for
    more information, resources, and tips

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C. Internships OverseasCallie Leousis
  • Dore2Dore.net use as with a job search and for
    connecting to alumni overseas
  • Internships-USA.com provides a fairly
    comprehensive list of internships in
    international affairs, the environment, womens
    rights, human rights, and govt.
  • username work
  • password learn
  • Handout International Experiences for U.S.
    Students and http//www.vanderbilt.edu/career/sa_e
    xplor_5.html provide more information on finding
    an internship overseas

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C. Internships OverseasGary Johnston
  • www.internabroad.com
  • www.isp.msu.edu/InternationalInternships (can
    order a directory of international internships on
    line at this web site)
  • www.transitionsabroad.com (A bimonthly magazine
    for those interested in working, studying, and
    living abroad)
  • http//www.cie.uci.edu/iop/internsh.html (a web
    site with listings of additional internship web
    site locations)

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D. Peace CorpsLynn Ramey
  • Time frame
  • apply 9-12 months ahead of time
  • 27 month commitment (includes training)

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Peace Corps
  • Financial considerations
  • subsistence pay
  • housing provided
  • student loans are deferred
  • 6000 at the end to readjust

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Peace Corps
  • Minimum requirements 
  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizenship
  • A four-year college degree, or solid work
    experience in an area such as agriculture,
    business management, or a skilled trade.

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Peace Corps
  • What do volunteers do?
  • education
  • health care
  • IT
  • business
  • environment
  • agriculture

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Peace Corps
  • What I did
  • Education (2nd grade and 11th/12th grade)
  • Math and Science
  • Taught in English
  • Training in local languages and teaching

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Peace Corps
  • Advantages
  • Unique perspective for further studies
  • Language and culture skills
  • Technical skills
  • Great experience lifetime memories
  • Do it while you can!
  • www.peacecorps.gov

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II. E. Foreign Servicewww.careers.state.gov
  • Five Career TracksManagement, Consular,
    Economic, Political and Public Diplomacy within
    the following general divisions
  • Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) help formulate
    and implement the foreign policy of the United
    States. An essential part of the frontline
    personnel at all U.S. embassies, consulates, and
    diplomatic missions, they will be found at nearly
    265 locations worldwide as well as in Washington,
    D.C.
  • Foreign Service Specialists provide unique
    services in support of foreign policy at one of
    nearly 265 posts worldwide or in Washington, D.C.
    Specialists are an integral part of a team
    dedicated to representing America's interests in
    other countries.
  • The Civil Service supports the Foreign Policy
    mission from offices in Washington, D.C., and
    across the nation.

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Foreign Service Exam
  • Offered each Spring.
  • Measures knowledge on a range of topics, from the
    structure and workings of the U.S. Government to
    psychology to American culture to management and
    finance. Includes a job knowledge section, an
    English usage section, a biographic inventory,
    and an essay exercise.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages
    of 20 and 59, and be available for worldwide
    assignment.

Preparation
  • Academic Languages, World Politics, World
    History International Experience through Study
    Abroad, NSEP, Fulbright, DoD

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Foreign ServiceIMPORTANT DEADLINES
  • Ambassador Joseph Sullivan will be at Vanderbilt
    Career Services on 2/13/06 to answer your
    questions about the foreign service and Dept of
    State internships!
  • www.careers.state.gov several programs for
    students and professionals
  • Pickering Undergraduate Fellowships (due 2/24)
  • Pickering Graduate Fellowships (due 2/28)
  • Fall Internships at the Dept of State (due 3/1)
  • Foreign Service Written Examination
    registration deadline 3/8 for the April 8th Exam!

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F. Volunteering OverseasBritta Watters
  • We make a living by what we get,
  • we make a life by what we give.
  • --Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
  • Opportunities to work, live, travel and study
    abroad are plentiful, as are opportunities to
    contribute to the host community throughout the
    experience.
  • Global service may be one part of any experience
    abroad, or it may be THE experience.
  • Whether engagement in the host community and
    culture is the purpose of the entire experience
    or comprises one part of a larger whole, civic
    engagement will enhance your life and those of
    others touched by your service.

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Reasons to Volunteer Abroad
  • See the world with a purpose
  • Substantive Experiences more meaningful than
    extended travel without additional purpose
  • Give back share time, talents and resources with
    individuals and communities
  • Different perspective discover that changing
    the world isnt necessarily the best that we can
    offer to do.
  • Challenge yourself daily, gain patience, and
    experience other ways of living.
  • Personal Development
  • Learn about yourself
  • Do things that you never imagined yourself
    capable of Volunteerism isnt only about
    othersits about you, too! A different
    understanding of personal limits and abilities,
    other cultures, and ones own values and beliefs
    frequently arises from participation in global
    service
  • Flexibility
  • more flexible schedule than traditional
    employmentdomestically or abroad, varying time
    commitments from weeks to months or years

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Reasons to Volunteer Abroad
  • Resume Building Experiences
  • Employers value volunteerism demonstrates
    flexibility, commitment and patience.
  • Career Development
  • Great way to gain hands-on experience in fields
    youd like to explore
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Purpose and itinerary are largely providedyou
    can focus on full immersion in the host culture
  • Affordable Travel
  • Program Fees GENERALLY cover basics room/board,
    orientation, and the program
  • Other expenses covered through personal
    fundraising (letter writing campaigns,
    contributions from churches or student
    organizations and other donation driven efforts).
    Many organizations will provide you with sample
    fundraising letters from past volunteers.
  • Funding Sources Small scholarships / donations
    local community groups tied to the region
    Organizations should provide sample fundraising
    letters from past volunteers. Offer to speak at
    organizations with ties to your destination to
    increase interest and solicit assistance.

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Is Volunteering Abroad for You?
  • SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR GLOBAL SERVICE PROJECTS
  • Flexible, patient, self-starters genuinely
    respectful of host culture sought for interesting
    opportunities around the world! Volunteers needed
    to share energy and time, eager to experience new
    cultures firsthand while experiencing personal
    growth.
  • Those with a desire to teach the native people
    western ways or to save the locals from their
    ways of life NEED NOT APPLY.

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Is Volunteering Abroad for You?
  • Consider the following
  • Have you camped for an extend period? Can you
    live without modern plumbing, hot water and
    electricity for an extended period? Are you
    trained in First Aid/CPR?
  • Are you open enough to accept and respect a
    culture no matter how different it is from your
    culture? Will you be tolerant and respectful of
    local gender roles, traditions, religious and
    business practices, etc.?
  • Are you comfortable with yourself? Are you prone
    to loneliness? Do you need constant contact with
    family or friends? Are you trying to leave
    something behind or move on from a situation that
    is imperfect?
  • Are you hungry to learn? Will you treat each day
    as a learning experience or as a good/bad
    experience?

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Volunteering Would be Great, but Doing WHAT?
  • Great Variety with 4 Main Areas
  • Community Development building a school, setting
    up a water treatment facility, cleaning streets,
    greening areas by planting vegetation or
    removing waste.
  • Education teaching, assisting or tutoring, all
    levels from Pre-K through adult ed, special
    topics education (HIV/AIDS, EFL, ballet, etc.)
  • Eco-Environmental Work wildlife reserves,
    national parks, monitoring or counting species,
    reforestation programs
  • Social Welfare working with issues of poverty or
    homelessness, community centers, centers for
    older adults, women's co-ops, hospitals,
    orphanages, etc.

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How Can I FIND Programs and Projects?
  • Talk with peers, faculty, staff, others who have
    traveled to or worked in areas that interest you
  • Research programs offered through reputable and
    established organizations with which you or
    family/friends are affiliated (Rotary, Lions
    Clubs, church organizations, professional
    organization chapters)
  • Use Internet resources to search for additional
    opportunities, to research options, and to seek
    out additional ways to verify offerings.

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Local Starting Points
  • At Vanderbilt, the Office of Active Citizenship
    and Service offers students and recent graduates
    several ways to connect to global service.
  • Service Organizations Student groups with
    international opportunities Alternative Spring
    Break, Habitat for Humanity, Manna Project
    International, Free the Children Free the Slaves
  • Extended Term Service Projects Summer 2006 in
    Guatemala, Sri Lanka and Uganda
  • Global Service Opportunities Database connect
    with others whove been where you want to go,
    whove done what you want to do by searching
    submitted information or adding your information
    to the database!

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Office of Active Citizenship and Service
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Global Sites for Global Service
  • Great starting places include
  • Idealist.org Action Without Borders volunteer
    opportunities search offers worldwide projects
    and programs spanning the gamut of service
    opportunities
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions well-established
    organization with multiple locations, varied
    service terms, and experience working with
    college-aged individuals and recent graduates
  • Habitat for Humanity International Global
    Village programs provide fee-based options for
    volunteers in all areas of the world with various
    H4H projects
  • VolunteerMatch.com site to match interests and
    time availability with opportunities to
    identified needs locally or globally
  • Quaker Information Center Amazingly
    comprehensive collection of links to sites both
    related to Society of Friends service projects
    and others that are unaffiliated

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Idealist.org
  • Action Without Borders volunteer opportunities
    search offers worldwide projects and programs
    spanning the gamut of service opportunities

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Cross-Cultural Solutions
  • well-established organization with multiple
    locations, varied service terms, and experience
    working with college-aged individuals and recent
    graduates

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Habitat for Humanity International
  • Global Village programs provide fee-based options
    for volunteers in all areas of the world with
    various H4H projects

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VolunteerMatch.com
  • Website to match interests and time availability
    with opportunities to identified needs locally or
    globally

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Quaker Information Center
  • Amazingly comprehensive collection of links to
    sites both related to Society of Friends service
    projects and programs that are unaffiliated

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Final Thoughts
  • Planning and Evaluation Consider the kind of
    experience that is desired and whether the
    programs and projects meet your needs consider
    your needs, abilities and skills to evaluate
    fit within programs
  • Motivation and Expectation Consider WHY you want
    to volunteer and WHAT you wish to bring to and
    receive from the experience
  • Reputation and Costs Can you contact many former
    participants, others who know the area? Are there
    organizations that verify the work of the
    organization or programs of interest to you? What
    do the costs cover, what do participants cover in
    addition?
  • Benefits and Rewards The rewards over the
    long-term should outweigh costs, and benefits
    should be for both volunteer and community
    served.

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III. Careers in International Education
AdministrationA. Study Abroad Admin. and
AdvisingGary Johnston
  • Change from old days when a faculty member did
    this on the side
  • Todayfull profession with professional
    membership organizations, published scholarship
    and on line list serv
  • Study abroad office operates as a mini
    collegereflects the functions of the larger
    institution academics, student life issues

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  • Organizations in Study Abroad Administration and
    Advising
  • 1. NAFSAEducation Abroad (www.nafsa.org)
    serves professionals who advise U.S. students on
    study, internship, work, and volunteer
    opportunities abroad directors and
    administrators of such programs representatives
    of overseas institutions that accept U.S.
    students and faculty and administrators involved
    in international educational exchange.

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  • 2. The Forum on Education Abroad
    (www.forumea.org)
  • The Forum is a global membership association
    whose exclusive purpose is to serve the field of
    education abroad. It was created by experts in
    the field specifically to meet the needs of the
    profession. Its members worldwide are educational
    institutions, consortia, agencies, organizations,
    and individuals that provide, direct, manage or
    support education abroad opportunities. The Forum
    members represent 60 of the U.S. student
    population studying abroad. No other association
    provides the services and products provided by
    the Forum.

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  • The Forum has the following key areas of
    concentration
  • Advocating standards of good practice,
  • Promoting the integration of education abroad
    into high-quality curricular development and
    academic design
  • Encouraging outcomes assessment,
  • Conducting research and data collection,
  • Engaging in advocacy of education abroad at all
    levels.

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  • Other organizations involved in study abroad
    advising and administration
  • CIEE (Council on International Educational
    Exchange)--www.ciee.org
  • IIE (Institute of International
    Education)www.iie.org
  • IES (International Education of
    Students)--www.iesabroad.org
  • IFSA Butlerwww.ifsa-butler.org

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  • How to get involved
  • --join a professional organization such as
    one listed previously
  • --join a listserv of that organization to
    become familiar with the discussion topics in the
    field
  • --intern or volunteer in a study abroad
    office
  • --attend a regional or national conference
    of NAFSA or other organization
  • --network with others through the listserv
    or at a conference

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III. Careers in International Education
AdministrationB. International Students and
ScholarsJudith Pennywell
  • Immigration advising processing
  • Cross-cultural advising/counseling
  • Adjustment, social, educational, culturally-
    relevant programming
  • International students, scholars, employees, and
    families

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III. Careers in International Education
Administration Internatl AdmissionsLyn
Fulton-John
Admission Counselor
Study Abroad Advisor
Overseas Teaching
Travel International Education
Systems NAFSA/ADSEC Language Cultural Knowledge
International Program Manager(ieLondon Center)
ESL Teacheror Advisor
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D. NAFSA and Other International
OrganizationsJudith Pennywell and Gary Johnston
  • NAFSAAssociation of International Educators
    (www.nafsa.org)9,000 members at 3,500
    institutions in 84 countries
  • Divided into Knowledge Communitiesstudy abroad,
    admissions, programming, immigration, and ESL
  • Training foundation professional practice
    workshops Academy etc.
  • Job registry
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Title: SESSION ON INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY ABROAD ALUMS Tuesday, February 7, 2006


1
SESSION ON INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY
ABROAD ALUMSTuesday, February 7, 2006
2
Goals of the Session
  • Provide information to study abroad returnees on
    the range of opportunities for international
    engagement after graduation
  • Post graduate study
  • including academic scholarship programs
  • International teaching opportunities
  • including JET, Fulbright, World Teach,
    ESL/EFL, etc.
  • International careers and working overseas
  • including Peace Corps, Foreign Service,

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  • International internships
  • networking with VU alums
  • International careers
  • career center resources
  • Volunteering overseas
  • resources of the Office of Active
    Citizenship and Service
  • Careers in international program administration
  • including study abroad administration, work
    with international students and scholars and
    international admissions

4
Session Topics and Presenters
  • Opportunities for international post graduate
    study, scholarships, teaching   
  • A. Honor's Scholarships--Fulbright, Marshall,
    Truman, Rhodes, NSEP, DAAD, etc.
  • (Lyn Fulton-John, Coordinator of ENGAGE and
    University Central Scholarships)   
  • B. Teaching--Fulbright teaching programs
    and International Schools (Lyn Fulton-John)
    --JET (Emily Wincklerex JET
    program participant)
  • --ESL/EFL opportunities
  • (Lee Martin, Assistant Director, Intensive
    English Program, English Language Center
    --TeachAbroad, World Teach
  • (Gary Johnston, Director of Study Abroad
    Programs),

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  • II. Opportunities for international careers,
    interning, volunteer service   
  • A. Networking with international alums
  • (Callie Leousis, Assistant Director for Alumni
    and Alumni Relations, Career Center)
  • B. Career information and how to use Career
    Center resources (Callie Leousis)
  • C. Internships overseas (Callie Leousis
    and Gary Johnston) D. Peace Corps
  • (Lynn Ramey, Assistant Professor of French and
    ex-Peace Corps Volunteer)   

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  • E. Foreign Service (Lyn Fulton-John)
  • F. Volunteering Overseas
  • (Britta Watters, Assistant Director, Office of
    Active Citizenship and Service)

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  • III. Opportunities for careers in international
    education administration
  •    A. Study abroad administration and advising
    (Gary Johnston),
  • B. Work with international students and
    scholars
  • (Judy Pennywell, Director, Office of
    International Student and Scholar Services)
  • C. International admissions (Lyn Fulton-John)
  • D. NAFSA and other international
    organizations (Judy Pennywell and Gary Johnston)
  •   

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  • Questions and Answers

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Honor Scholarships Lyn Fulton-John
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B. TeachingFulbright ETA Lyn Fulton-John
  • In most cases, ETAs
  • Are placed in schools or universities outside of
    the capital cities
  • Are assigned various activities designed to
    improve their students' language abilities and
    knowledge of the United States
  • Are fully integrated into the host community,
    increasing their own language skills and
    knowledge of the host country
  • May pursue individual study/research plans in
    addition to ETA responsibilities
  • Countries
  • Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil,
    Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary,
    Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Romania, Russia,
    Slovak Republic, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,
    Uruguay
  • Language requirements, academic level, and hours
    required vary by country.
  • Application
  • Students apply through the Fulbright Scholarship
    program applications due in late September.

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B. TeachingInternational SchoolsLyn Fulton-John
Live and teach abroad in the international school
system. Schools multi- curricular, multi-lingual.
Competitive. Agency placement often
required. Schools located all over the world
(Woodstock School, SAS, St. Maurs)
  • Assn. of American Schools in South America
    www.aassa.com. Fair dates usually late November
    or December. Openings for schools in Central and
    South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
  • European Council of International Schools
    www.ecis.org Fairs held abroad Australia,
    Canada, London. Very early deadline.
  • International Schools Services www.iss.edu.
    Fair dates Washington, DC in February Miami,
    FL, in early March Philadelphia, PA, in late
    June. Credential files must be received six weeks
    before fair dates.
  • Search Associates www.search-associates.com.
    Fair dates September in Cambridge, MA February
    in Carmel, CA Houston, TX. June in Bethesda, MD.
    Also 10 other locations worldwide.
  • University of Northern Iowa, Overseas Placement
    Center for Educatorswww.uni.edu/placement/oversea
    s. Fair date Usually in late February.

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B. TeachingJETEmily Wincklerex JET participant
  • http//www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JETProgram/homepage.
    html

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B. TeachingESL/EFL OpportunitiesLee Martin
  • TEFL Opportunities Presenter
  • The VU English Language Center (ELC) Lee Martin
  • provides English language courses to
    Assistant Director
  • International students, faculty, and
    staff Intensive English Program
  • at Vanderbilt. For further information,
    English Language Center
  • please visit our website Vanderbilt
    University
  • www.vanderbilt.edu/elc lee.martin_at_vanderbilt.
    edu
  • 615.322.2277
  • Contact
  • Dr. Dawn Turton
  • Director, ELC
  • dawn.t.turton_at_vanderbilt.edu
  • 615.322.2277

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  • TEFL Opportunities
  • Qualifications
  • TESOL www.tesol.org
  • Professional Development Beginning a Career
  • BA/BS
  • Intro programs
  • MA-TESOL, etc.
  • Endorsement/Add-on Certification
  • Certificates
  • Distance Learning
  • Getting Experience
  • Volunteering (see ELC contact info. above)
  • Observations
  • Finding a Job
  • www.tesol.org
  • Professional Development Job Search Resources
  • www.tefl.com

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B. TeachingTeachAbroad, World TeachGary Johnston
  • www.worldteach.org
  • www.teachabroad.com

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II. A. International Careersnetworking with
international alumsCallie Leousis
  • Dore2Dore.net (Commodore Career Connection)
    provides contact info for alums located around
    the world Sample 21 contacts in England
  • 11 contacts in Thailand
  • 12 contacts in Germany
  • Alumni Clubs/Chapters if you are living, have
    lived, or plan to return overseas, the London and
    China clubs have established chapters for
    networking and job assistance. Contact
    information is available on dore2dore.net.
  • Tips be organized, be persistent but not
    annoying, identify your goals and intent, ask
    questions, and seek guidance and contacts.

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B. Career Center Resources Callie Leousis
  • Individual advising (in-person, by phone, or
    email) which includes assistance with resume/CV,
    cover letters, networking, finding resources,
    interviewing, etc.
  • Library resources available in SLC Suite 220
  • Variety of web resources available at
    http//www.vanderbilt.edu/career/sa_explor_5.html
  • Refer to handout International Experiences for
    U.S. Students (also, applicable to alumni) for
    more information, resources, and tips

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C. Internships OverseasCallie Leousis
  • Dore2Dore.net use as with a job search and for
    connecting to alumni overseas
  • Internships-USA.com provides a fairly
    comprehensive list of internships in
    international affairs, the environment, womens
    rights, human rights, and govt.
  • username work
  • password learn
  • Handout International Experiences for U.S.
    Students and http//www.vanderbilt.edu/career/sa_e
    xplor_5.html provide more information on finding
    an internship overseas

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C. Internships OverseasGary Johnston
  • www.internabroad.com
  • www.isp.msu.edu/InternationalInternships (can
    order a directory of international internships on
    line at this web site)
  • www.transitionsabroad.com (A bimonthly magazine
    for those interested in working, studying, and
    living abroad)
  • http//www.cie.uci.edu/iop/internsh.html (a web
    site with listings of additional internship web
    site locations)

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D. Peace CorpsLynn Ramey
  • Time frame
  • apply 9-12 months ahead of time
  • 27 month commitment (includes training)

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Peace Corps
  • Financial considerations
  • subsistence pay
  • housing provided
  • student loans are deferred
  • 6000 at the end to readjust

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Peace Corps
  • Minimum requirements 
  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizenship
  • A four-year college degree, or solid work
    experience in an area such as agriculture,
    business management, or a skilled trade.

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Peace Corps
  • What do volunteers do?
  • education
  • health care
  • IT
  • business
  • environment
  • agriculture

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Peace Corps
  • What I did
  • Education (2nd grade and 11th/12th grade)
  • Math and Science
  • Taught in English
  • Training in local languages and teaching

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Peace Corps
  • Advantages
  • Unique perspective for further studies
  • Language and culture skills
  • Technical skills
  • Great experience lifetime memories
  • Do it while you can!
  • www.peacecorps.gov

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II. E. Foreign Servicewww.careers.state.gov
  • Five Career TracksManagement, Consular,
    Economic, Political and Public Diplomacy within
    the following general divisions
  • Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) help formulate
    and implement the foreign policy of the United
    States. An essential part of the frontline
    personnel at all U.S. embassies, consulates, and
    diplomatic missions, they will be found at nearly
    265 locations worldwide as well as in Washington,
    D.C.
  • Foreign Service Specialists provide unique
    services in support of foreign policy at one of
    nearly 265 posts worldwide or in Washington, D.C.
    Specialists are an integral part of a team
    dedicated to representing America's interests in
    other countries.
  • The Civil Service supports the Foreign Policy
    mission from offices in Washington, D.C., and
    across the nation.

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Foreign Service Exam
  • Offered each Spring.
  • Measures knowledge on a range of topics, from the
    structure and workings of the U.S. Government to
    psychology to American culture to management and
    finance. Includes a job knowledge section, an
    English usage section, a biographic inventory,
    and an essay exercise.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages
    of 20 and 59, and be available for worldwide
    assignment.

Preparation
  • Academic Languages, World Politics, World
    History International Experience through Study
    Abroad, NSEP, Fulbright, DoD

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Foreign ServiceIMPORTANT DEADLINES
  • Ambassador Joseph Sullivan will be at Vanderbilt
    Career Services on 2/13/06 to answer your
    questions about the foreign service and Dept of
    State internships!
  • www.careers.state.gov several programs for
    students and professionals
  • Pickering Undergraduate Fellowships (due 2/24)
  • Pickering Graduate Fellowships (due 2/28)
  • Fall Internships at the Dept of State (due 3/1)
  • Foreign Service Written Examination
    registration deadline 3/8 for the April 8th Exam!

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F. Volunteering OverseasBritta Watters
  • We make a living by what we get,
  • we make a life by what we give.
  • --Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
  • Opportunities to work, live, travel and study
    abroad are plentiful, as are opportunities to
    contribute to the host community throughout the
    experience.
  • Global service may be one part of any experience
    abroad, or it may be THE experience.
  • Whether engagement in the host community and
    culture is the purpose of the entire experience
    or comprises one part of a larger whole, civic
    engagement will enhance your life and those of
    others touched by your service.

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Reasons to Volunteer Abroad
  • See the world with a purpose
  • Substantive Experiences more meaningful than
    extended travel without additional purpose
  • Give back share time, talents and resources with
    individuals and communities
  • Different perspective discover that changing
    the world isnt necessarily the best that we can
    offer to do.
  • Challenge yourself daily, gain patience, and
    experience other ways of living.
  • Personal Development
  • Learn about yourself
  • Do things that you never imagined yourself
    capable of Volunteerism isnt only about
    othersits about you, too! A different
    understanding of personal limits and abilities,
    other cultures, and ones own values and beliefs
    frequently arises from participation in global
    service
  • Flexibility
  • more flexible schedule than traditional
    employmentdomestically or abroad, varying time
    commitments from weeks to months or years

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Reasons to Volunteer Abroad
  • Resume Building Experiences
  • Employers value volunteerism demonstrates
    flexibility, commitment and patience.
  • Career Development
  • Great way to gain hands-on experience in fields
    youd like to explore
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Purpose and itinerary are largely providedyou
    can focus on full immersion in the host culture
  • Affordable Travel
  • Program Fees GENERALLY cover basics room/board,
    orientation, and the program
  • Other expenses covered through personal
    fundraising (letter writing campaigns,
    contributions from churches or student
    organizations and other donation driven efforts).
    Many organizations will provide you with sample
    fundraising letters from past volunteers.
  • Funding Sources Small scholarships / donations
    local community groups tied to the region
    Organizations should provide sample fundraising
    letters from past volunteers. Offer to speak at
    organizations with ties to your destination to
    increase interest and solicit assistance.

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Is Volunteering Abroad for You?
  • SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR GLOBAL SERVICE PROJECTS
  • Flexible, patient, self-starters genuinely
    respectful of host culture sought for interesting
    opportunities around the world! Volunteers needed
    to share energy and time, eager to experience new
    cultures firsthand while experiencing personal
    growth.
  • Those with a desire to teach the native people
    western ways or to save the locals from their
    ways of life NEED NOT APPLY.

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Is Volunteering Abroad for You?
  • Consider the following
  • Have you camped for an extend period? Can you
    live without modern plumbing, hot water and
    electricity for an extended period? Are you
    trained in First Aid/CPR?
  • Are you open enough to accept and respect a
    culture no matter how different it is from your
    culture? Will you be tolerant and respectful of
    local gender roles, traditions, religious and
    business practices, etc.?
  • Are you comfortable with yourself? Are you prone
    to loneliness? Do you need constant contact with
    family or friends? Are you trying to leave
    something behind or move on from a situation that
    is imperfect?
  • Are you hungry to learn? Will you treat each day
    as a learning experience or as a good/bad
    experience?

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Volunteering Would be Great, but Doing WHAT?
  • Great Variety with 4 Main Areas
  • Community Development building a school, setting
    up a water treatment facility, cleaning streets,
    greening areas by planting vegetation or
    removing waste.
  • Education teaching, assisting or tutoring, all
    levels from Pre-K through adult ed, special
    topics education (HIV/AIDS, EFL, ballet, etc.)
  • Eco-Environmental Work wildlife reserves,
    national parks, monitoring or counting species,
    reforestation programs
  • Social Welfare working with issues of poverty or
    homelessness, community centers, centers for
    older adults, women's co-ops, hospitals,
    orphanages, etc.

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How Can I FIND Programs and Projects?
  • Talk with peers, faculty, staff, others who have
    traveled to or worked in areas that interest you
  • Research programs offered through reputable and
    established organizations with which you or
    family/friends are affiliated (Rotary, Lions
    Clubs, church organizations, professional
    organization chapters)
  • Use Internet resources to search for additional
    opportunities, to research options, and to seek
    out additional ways to verify offerings.

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Local Starting Points
  • At Vanderbilt, the Office of Active Citizenship
    and Service offers students and recent graduates
    several ways to connect to global service.
  • Service Organizations Student groups with
    international opportunities Alternative Spring
    Break, Habitat for Humanity, Manna Project
    International, Free the Children Free the Slaves
  • Extended Term Service Projects Summer 2006 in
    Guatemala, Sri Lanka and Uganda
  • Global Service Opportunities Database connect
    with others whove been where you want to go,
    whove done what you want to do by searching
    submitted information or adding your information
    to the database!

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Office of Active Citizenship and Service
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Global Sites for Global Service
  • Great starting places include
  • Idealist.org Action Without Borders volunteer
    opportunities search offers worldwide projects
    and programs spanning the gamut of service
    opportunities
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions well-established
    organization with multiple locations, varied
    service terms, and experience working with
    college-aged individuals and recent graduates
  • Habitat for Humanity International Global
    Village programs provide fee-based options for
    volunteers in all areas of the world with various
    H4H projects
  • VolunteerMatch.com site to match interests and
    time availability with opportunities to
    identified needs locally or globally
  • Quaker Information Center Amazingly
    comprehensive collection of links to sites both
    related to Society of Friends service projects
    and others that are unaffiliated

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Idealist.org
  • Action Without Borders volunteer opportunities
    search offers worldwide projects and programs
    spanning the gamut of service opportunities

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Cross-Cultural Solutions
  • well-established organization with multiple
    locations, varied service terms, and experience
    working with college-aged individuals and recent
    graduates

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Habitat for Humanity International
  • Global Village programs provide fee-based options
    for volunteers in all areas of the world with
    various H4H projects

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VolunteerMatch.com
  • Website to match interests and time availability
    with opportunities to identified needs locally or
    globally

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Quaker Information Center
  • Amazingly comprehensive collection of links to
    sites both related to Society of Friends service
    projects and programs that are unaffiliated

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Final Thoughts
  • Planning and Evaluation Consider the kind of
    experience that is desired and whether the
    programs and projects meet your needs consider
    your needs, abilities and skills to evaluate
    fit within programs
  • Motivation and Expectation Consider WHY you want
    to volunteer and WHAT you wish to bring to and
    receive from the experience
  • Reputation and Costs Can you contact many former
    participants, others who know the area? Are there
    organizations that verify the work of the
    organization or programs of interest to you? What
    do the costs cover, what do participants cover in
    addition?
  • Benefits and Rewards The rewards over the
    long-term should outweigh costs, and benefits
    should be for both volunteer and community
    served.

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III. Careers in International Education
AdministrationA. Study Abroad Admin. and
AdvisingGary Johnston
  • Change from old days when a faculty member did
    this on the side
  • Todayfull profession with professional
    membership organizations, published scholarship
    and on line list serv
  • Study abroad office operates as a mini
    collegereflects the functions of the larger
    institution academics, student life issues

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  • Organizations in Study Abroad Administration and
    Advising
  • 1. NAFSAEducation Abroad (www.nafsa.org)
    serves professionals who advise U.S. students on
    study, internship, work, and volunteer
    opportunities abroad directors and
    administrators of such programs representatives
    of overseas institutions that accept U.S.
    students and faculty and administrators involved
    in international educational exchange.

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  • 2. The Forum on Education Abroad
    (www.forumea.org)
  • The Forum is a global membership association
    whose exclusive purpose is to serve the field of
    education abroad. It was created by experts in
    the field specifically to meet the needs of the
    profession. Its members worldwide are educational
    institutions, consortia, agencies, organizations,
    and individuals that provide, direct, manage or
    support education abroad opportunities. The Forum
    members represent 60 of the U.S. student
    population studying abroad. No other association
    provides the services and products provided by
    the Forum.

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  • The Forum has the following key areas of
    concentration
  • Advocating standards of good practice,
  • Promoting the integration of education abroad
    into high-quality curricular development and
    academic design
  • Encouraging outcomes assessment,
  • Conducting research and data collection,
  • Engaging in advocacy of education abroad at all
    levels.

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  • Other organizations involved in study abroad
    advising and administration
  • CIEE (Council on International Educational
    Exchange)--www.ciee.org
  • IIE (Institute of International
    Education)www.iie.org
  • IES (International Education of
    Students)--www.iesabroad.org
  • IFSA Butlerwww.ifsa-butler.org

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  • How to get involved
  • --join a professional organization such as
    one listed previously
  • --join a listserv of that organization to
    become familiar with the discussion topics in the
    field
  • --intern or volunteer in a study abroad
    office
  • --attend a regional or national conference
    of NAFSA or other organization
  • --network with others through the listserv
    or at a conference

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III. Careers in International Education
AdministrationB. International Students and
ScholarsJudith Pennywell
  • Immigration advising processing
  • Cross-cultural advising/counseling
  • Adjustment, social, educational, culturally-
    relevant programming
  • International students, scholars, employees, and
    families

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III. Careers in International Education
Administration Internatl AdmissionsLyn
Fulton-John
Admission Counselor
Study Abroad Advisor
Overseas Teaching
Travel International Education
Systems NAFSA/ADSEC Language Cultural Knowledge
International Program Manager(ieLondon Center)
ESL Teacheror Advisor
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D. NAFSA and Other International
OrganizationsJudith Pennywell and Gary Johnston
  • NAFSAAssociation of International Educators
    (www.nafsa.org)9,000 members at 3,500
    institutions in 84 countries
  • Divided into Knowledge Communitiesstudy abroad,
    admissions, programming, immigration, and ESL
  • Training foundation professional practice
    workshops Academy etc.
  • Job registry
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