AAPLAC 2013 Program

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24th Annual AAPLAC Conference
Crossing Imaginary and Physical Boundaries: Redefining Study Abroad in an Increasingly Diverse World
February 20-22, 2013 • Raleigh, North Carolina

AAPLAC held its 24th Annual Conference February 20-22, 2013, at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wednesday, February 20
Kresge Auditorium

8:30 AM
- 12:30 PM

Meet in the lobby of the conference hotel at 8:00 AM to transfer to Kresge Auditorium.

Session I: Pre-Conference Workshop
Coordinated by The Forum on Education Abroad

($150-275 registration fee for this workshop, not included in conference registration)

The Standards of Good Practice Workshop on Developing and Assessing Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

This workshop is designed for those responsible for developing, managing, assessing and improving short-term education abroad programs. Participants are expected to have familiarity with either hosting or sending students on education abroad programs. The goals of this workshop are to assist participants in developing short-term programs in accordance with the Forum's Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, and to train participants to assess and improve short-term programs they either operate or send students on by using the Standards as an assessment tool. The workshop includes interactive exercises based on case studies. Participants will explore the importance of managing stakeholder expectations, learn how to manage institutional resources in program design and development, and understand how the Standards of Good Practice support short-term program management and goals.

Kevin Morrison, Director of Study Abroad and Assistant Dean of Global Studies at Elon University will conduct this workshop.

To participate in this workshop, register with The Forum on Education Abroad and pay the registration fee directly to The Forum:

  Forum/AAPLAC
members
non-members
before December 14 $150 $225
December 15-
February 7
$175 $250
after February 7 $200 $275
 

Lunch on your own

3:00-
5:00 PM

Session II: Pre-Conference Workshop
Coordinated by AAPLAC

($50 registration fee for this workshop, not included in conference registration)

Trial by Fire: Guidelines for Directing a Study Abroad Program

Trial by Fire is a two-part workshop that is designed specifically for resident directors who are still new to this role. Program administrators and faculty who are interested in learning about what happens on-site or are considering leading a program abroad are also welcome to attend. The second part will focus on pre-departure preparation and crisis management. Participants will be involved in the hands-on solving of real situations and possible consequences. By the end of this two-part workshop, participants will have gained the minimum tools needed for screening, anticipating, and handling the "Trial by Fire" aspects of leading students through an experience abroad.

George Ann Huck, Retired Director of Central College in Mérida and AAPLAC Executive Founder
Helene MacCallum, Coordinator of Advising and Student Activities, St. Olaf College

5:00-
7:00 PM

Dinner on your own

Board Meeting and dinner

7:00 PM

Film Screening: "Guestworker"
Professor and Filmmaker Charles J. Thompson to attend
Kresge Auditorium

Thursday, February 21
Kresge Auditorium

9:00-
11:00 AM

Meet in the lobby of the conference hotel at 8:00 AM to transfer to Kresge Auditorium.

Session III: Crossing Imaginary and Physical Boundaries: Redefining Study Abroad in an Increasingly Diverse World

Welcome to AAPLAC's 24th Annual Conference
Diana Arízaga, AAPLAC President

Plenary Speaker
Charles Thompson, Professor and Filmmaker

11:00 AM-
12:15 PM

Session IV: Cultural Integration
Moderator: Don Jones, Iowa Wesleyan College

Jumping Out of Bed to New Adventures and Not Falling Flat on Your Face
George Ann Huck, Professor Emerita, Central College

Cultural Integration Programming: From Theory to Practice
Diana Arízaga, Director Study Abroad, IFSA-Butler in Mexico
Francisco Fernández-Repetto, Professor of Anthropology, UADY

Changing Roles and Emphasis of Intercultural Training in Study Abroad
Michael Twomey Valdés, Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Program for Non-Violence, Consorcio International Arte y Escuela

12:15-
1:00 PM

Lunch on your own
Nearby options within or just outside campus

1:00-
2:15 PM

Session V: The Cross Cultural Experience
Moderator: Mark Odenwelder, Executive Director, CEDEI

Lessons from Marti and Emerson: Preparing Students for Study Abroad
Erika Ryser-García, Director of Programs in Latin America, IFSA-Butler University

The Potential and Challenges of Creating Cross Cultural Exchanges through the Internet
Steven Gardner, Associate Professor of Spanish, Illinois College

Going Beyond Study Abroad While Advancing Comprehensive Internationalization in Colombia
Cornell H. Menking, Associate Provost and Associate Professor, New Mexico State University
Giovanni Anzola Pardo, Head of International Affairs, Universidad de la Salle, Bogotá-Colombia
Jean Silk, Program Manager, Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Yale University

2:15-
3:30 PM

Session VI: Study Abroad and Social Impact
Moderator: Kathleen McInerney, Saint Xavier University

Making Micro-Lending Work: Impact of a Synergistic Micro-Loan Program in León, Nicaragua
Erin M. Sabato, Director of Programs, The Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University

Building Communities: The Role of Host Families in Study Abroad
Valerie Grimsley, Resident Director, Central College
Jessica Klyn de Novelo, Director of Institutional Relations, Central College

3:30-
4:45 PM

Session VII: Immigration at Home
Moderator: Steven Gardner, Illinois College

Immigration and Internal Study Abroad
Tiago Jones, Associate Professor, Campbell University

Making a Difference Abroad: Integrating Service Learning into Education Abroad Programs
Malaika Serrano, Assistant Director, Global Communities, University of Maryland
Stephen A. Church, Director, Panama Initiative and International Programs, University of South Florida

Teamwork at the Hacienda: Service-Learning in the Yucatan
Laura Vick, Professor of Anthropology, William Peace College

5:00 PM

Bus back to hotel

7:00-
10:00 PM

Welcome Reception
(included in registration fee)
Meet at the hotel lobby at 6:30pm. We will walk leisurely to and from the reception.

Friday, February 22
Kresge Auditorium

9:30-
10:45 AM

Session VIII: Educators and Education
Moderator: Søren Peterson, University of Maryland

How Does Student Teaching in Ecuador Impact Future Educator's Cross Cultural
Competency?

Simone DeVore, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Mark Odenwelder, Executive Director, CEDEI

Transforming Teacher Preparation through Socially-Responsive Engagement
With Diverse Communities

Kathleen McInerney, Associate Professor, Saint Xavier University
Steven Gardner, Associate Professor of Spanish, Illinois College

Non-Traditional Approaches to Study Abroad: Implications for Assessment
Jean Silk, Program Manager, Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Yale University

10:45 AM-
12:00 PM

Session IX: Study Abroad and Health Care
Moderator: Valerie Grimsley, Central College

Responding to Latino Medical Clients: Immersion Experience for Working Professionals in Health Care
Bert Kreitlow, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Paco Guerrero, Director, Unidad Educativa Cemenahuac
Miriam Cienfuegos, Advisor, Unidad Educativa Cemenahuac

A Nursing Practicum in Oaxaca, Mexico: The Student Nurse Study Abroad Experiences of Local and Living in the Local Community
Carol Holtz, Professor of Nursing, Kennesaw State University

12:00-
1:00 PM

Lunch on your own
Nearby options within or just outside campus

1:00-
2:15 PM

Session X: Coming Home
Moderator: Diana Arízaga, IFSA-Butler in Mexico

Reentry Challenges: Creating a Community of Return Students
Heather Gregg, Senior Field Assistant, IFSA-Butler University
Participation of IFSA-Butler Alumni

I'm Back, Now What?
Katherine Heird, Assistant Director of International Education Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Sarah O'Donnell, Study Abroad Advisor, Towson University

2:15-
3:30 PM

Session XI: Non-Traditional Study Abroad
Moderator: George Ann Huck, Professor Emerita, Central College

Non-Traditional Approaches to Study Abroad: Implications for Assessment
Jean Silk, Program Manager, Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Yale University

Reinventing the Cultural Tour to Promote Interaction with the "Other" on the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Steven Gardner, Associate Professor of Spanish, Illinois College
Carlos Mentley, Professor of Spanish, Lander University

Sailing on a Tall Ship in the Caribbean is a 24/7 Classroom
Martha Geores, Professor of Geography, University of Maryland
Joseph Trocino, Lecturer in Geography, University of Maryland

Engaging First Generation College Students in Study Abroad: Advising
Challenges and Strategies

Michelle Tolan, Field Director, IFSA-Butler University

3:30-
4:00 PM

Session XII: Welcome to Colombia!
Diana Arízaga, AAPLAC Past-President 2012
Steve Gardner, AAPLAC President-Elect 2013

Welcome to Colombia Message from Our Hosts at Universidad de la Salle
Giovanni Anzola, Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales e Interinstitucionales (ORII), Universidad de la Salle, Bogotá, Colombia

4:15 PM

Bus back to hotel

6:30 PM

Meet in lobby of conference hotel to go to Business Dinner

7:00 PM

Dinner and Business Meeting
(included in registration fee)
Restaurant Centro

End of conference