AAPLAC 2019 Program

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30th Annual AAPLAC Conference
Culture as Collaboration/Culture as Commodity
February 20-24, 2019
Mérida, México

Conference Activities and Sessions

Except where noted otherwise, conference sessions will take place at the Centro Cultural Universitario (Calle 60 x 57, Centro Histórico).

Tuesday, February 19

 

Recommended arrival day

Wednesday, February 20
Auditorio Visual - Ground Floor

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Workshop: Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct, and Returning Support (Standards 4 and 5)
The Forum on Education Abroad logoThis workshop, offered by The Forum on Education Abroad, focuses on Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 and 5) and will help you to identify resources and design programming to assist in this effort. Time will be devoted to the presentation and explanation of a comprehensive judicial screening process. Participants will critically examine different preparation and returning support models and will develop strategies to improve upon them so that they might be useful in their specific context. This qualifies as a Forum Certification Workshop and part of the Fundamentals of Student Preparation and Risk Management Competency Credential.

Facilitator: Dr Amelia Dietrich (The Forum on Education Abroad)

To participate in this workshop, register with The Forum on Education Abroad and pay a separate registration fee directly to The Forum. Registration Deadline: February 1, 2019.

The Forum on Education Abroad is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization for Education Abroad. The Forum’s institutional members include U.S. colleges and universities, overseas institutions, consortia, agencies, provider organizations and foundations. The Forum focuses on developing and implementing standards of good practice, encouraging and supporting research initiatives, and offering educational programs and resources to its members. Its mission is to help to improve education abroad programs to benefit the students that participate in them.

2:00 - 4:30 PM

Lunch on your own

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Welcome to AAPLAC 2019
Scott Giltner, AAPLAC President
George Ann Huck, AAPLAC Executive Director

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Opening Remarks
M.C. Jorge Carlos Guillermo Herrera, Dr. en Educ.
Coordinador
Sistema de Atención Integral al Estudiante
Dirección General de Desarrollo Académico
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception
Included in conference registration. Dress code is casual.

Thursday, February 21
Auditorio Visual - Ground Floor

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Session 1

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break sponsored by Campbell University

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 2

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch on your own
AAPLAC Board Lunch Meeting (Restaurante Chaya Maya)

1:30 - 3:15 PM

Session 3

3:15 - 3:45 PM

Coffee Break sponsored by Lasell College

3:45 - 5:00 PM

Session 4

evening

Free time to explore Merida. Dinner on your own.

Friday, February 22
Auditorio Visual - Ground Floor

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Session 5

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break sponsored by Culver-Stockton College

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 6

12:00 - 12:30 PM

AAPLAC Business Meeting

12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch on your own

1:45 - 3:30 PM

Session 7

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Short Break

3:45 - 5:00 PM

Session 8

evening

Free time to explore Merida. Dinner on your own.

Saturday, February 23

7:00 AM

Depart Centro Cultural Universitario for Chichen Itza

all day

Session 9: Culture as a Commodity - Chichen Itza: One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World
Presenters: Diana Arízaga and Valerie Grimsley

  • Tour of site
  • Farewell lunch at hacienda
  • Debriefing and discussion

All costs are included in conference registration fee.

7:00 PM

Return to Mérida. Free evening.

Sunday, February 24

 

Recommended departure day