Annual Coop Council Conference

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I loved my Spanish classes because they were flexible, taught by an unbelievable professor, and they were multifaceted – there were a variety of opportunities to practice our Spanish in different situations.
– Emily Madsen
Drake 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.