Moving Beyond It Was Great:

                   Student Learning and Development in Education Abroad

                                        Ninth Annual Conference

                                               April 3-5, 2013

                              Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL



Learning and the growth of students as individuals form the core of education abroad. Surrounding this core are layers of culture, history, pedagogy, disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge; to these layers, each student adds their personal goals, diverse backgrounds, motivations, learning styles and career plans. The Forum’s Ninth Annual Conference examined the innumerable aspects and intersections of student learning and development in education abroad.


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Conference Committee

The Forum thanks the following colleagues for their time and commitment

serving on the conference committee:


Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Kalamazoo College (Chair)

Kim Kreutzer, University of Colorado (Past Chair)

Antonio Artese, International Studies Institute, Italy

Chris Deegan, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mohamed El-Komi, IFSA Butler, Egypt

Tom Howard, HES - Australia and Europe

Martha Johnson, University of Minnesota

John Lucas, SIT

Mark Odenwelder, CEDEI, Ecuador

Heidi Piper, Griffith University, Australia

Tave Reser, Seminars International

Mark Ritchie, ISDSI, Thailand

Alicia Stanley, Northwestern University

Michael Steinberg, IES Abroad

Lorna Stern, College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Carol Swett, Benedictine University