Annual Coop Council Conference

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I took part in two internships while abroad – both at Leiden University. One in the International Admissions Department and another in the Marketing Department. They both greatly increased my interest in my major and being immersed in the local environment as well as being exposed to an international staff was one of the best experiences I had while abroad.
– Amy Walls
Texas Lutheran University

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.