Session Chair
Marty Tillman, Global Career Compass

Cheryl Matherly, Lehigh University
Nannette Ripmeester, Expertise in Labour Mobility 
Davina Potts PhD, University of Melbourne

NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, "Global Leadership, Learning, and Change."


This resource discusses research, best practices and current trends in the Australia, European Union, and the United States that influence alignment of education abroad (EA) with employability outcomes for students. The presentation examines factors supporting or constraining aligning EA programs with labor conditions and student expectations to obtain workplace skills and competencies.
The reader may learn the following helpful insights: 

  • Gain an understanding of factors that influence coupling education abroad with national strategies for promoting employability as an outcome for U.S. higher education
  • Gain an understanding of recent Australian research on employability outcomes and the practical implications for program delivery at an Australian university case study
  • Gain an understanding of EU institutional best practices in aligning education abroad with employability outcomes with an emphasis on Dutch and German case studies