Central College welcomes international resident directors to campus

Each year, Central College Abroad resident directors return to Pella, Iowa to Central’s campus for a week in the spring. Directors were on campus from April 10-16 this year and the Central College Abroad team was involved in a myriad of events including yearly planning, professional development and team building. We also hosted a variety of events for students including a reception for alums, a study abroad fair for prospective students and pre-departure for students studying abroad this summer and fall.

This is a great opportunity for the entire Central College Abroad team to spend time together working on new projects. Included this year were new uses of social media on our international sites. “One word that comes to mind is practical,” says Valerie Grimsley, resident director for the Merida program. “I picked up good tips about using social media more intentionally for on-going communication.”  Grimsley also commented about the week, “It is always good to be reminded how we must work together to make the Central College experience the best it can be.”

Central College Abroad staff take a break for a group photo during their annual meeting held at Central College.
Central College Abroad staff take a break for a group photo during their annual meeting held at Central College.


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