Call for Papers

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29th Annual AAPLAC Conference
Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement
February 21-24, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana

AAPLAC seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018. The proposal submission deadline is November 15, 2017.

Proposals should support the conference theme—Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement—and mission of the association. We are especially interested in proposals that address the following topics:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on.
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses.
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Research Collaborations – US-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies.
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad.
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US.
  • Latina Empowerment: There are more women on study abroad programs: How can we take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments.
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other.
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future US Relations – Impact on Study Abroad.

Download Proposal Template

For additional information and guidelines, download the presentation proposal templateWord document.

Important Dates

November 15, 2017 Proposal deadline
January 1, 2018 Proposal responses sent out to presenters from AAPLAC
January 8, 2018 Initial confirmation from presenters to AAPLAC of intention to attend and present
January 15, 2018 Final confirmation from presenters to AAPLAC of intention to attend and present. Must have registered for conference by this date.
February 21-24, 2018 Conference takes place. Please plan on arriving on February 20th to take advantage of all the activities on the first day.