For international student exchange professionals
The world can be your home
I can help you find effective ways to build intercultural learning into your international program, create materials tailored to your programs and students, provide coaching for program staff and administrators, and assess how well your programs are meeting your goals.
I bring 30 years of personal and professional experience to the field of international exchange where I have worked in the areas of program research and evaluation, educational program development, worldwide communications and information systems. I have also learned from the stories and concerns of hundreds of people – students, families, volunteers, staff – who have been part of an exchange experience. Many of these stories are highlighted in The Exchange Student Survival Kit, which I first wrote in 1993 and revised in 2007.
I know what it takes to make sure that your program provides an enriching intercultural learning experience, and I’m ready to work with you to make that happen.
My recent projects:
- NAFSA: Association of
International Educators. In a one-year project, I am working as
a member of the development team for the Core Education Program for
- The Collaborative Online
International Learning (COIL) Center of the State University of New
York at Purchase.
This has been an exciting project working with selected faculty running
joint courses with colleagues and their students in other countries.
- AFS Interculture Canada.
I am working to help this AFS organization evaluate a pilot project. We
are using the IDI as part of the overall assessment.