Annual Coop Council Conference

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I chose Central College Abroad because I had heard such great things about the program, the students, the courses as well as the resident director, Shelley – who has been amazing. There is just something about this city that I love so much: the history, food, culture, architecture, shopping are all things that continue to get me out of bed in the morning and out exploring.
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conference overview


The annual coop council conference
Our annual conference is an opportunity for professional development and networking with colleagues in the field. It is also an excellent way to learn firsthand about Central College Abroad programs from faculty, study abroad professionals and international resident directors.

Conference theme
This year's theme, Facilitating Student Learning Abroad: Before, During and After will examine the ways in which professionals on campus and abroad facilitate student learning and how clearly defined student learning goals can have a long-term impact on a relatively short experience.  Session topics include: Making Informed Choices: Approaches to and outcomes of effective advising; Bookending the Experience and the Impact of Study Abroad on Reducing Student Dogmatism, among others.

Keynote address
This year, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Madeleine Green, an expert in internationalization and higher education leadership and management issues, will deliver a keynote address on assessing global education — where we are and how we are doing.

Dr. Green serves as a Senior Fellow at the International Association of Universities and at NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Director appointments
We invite you to book an individual appointment with up to two resident directors to ask specific questions and learn more about a given program. Appointments made through the online conference registration form.