This is the fifth session in Series III of Architecture for Global Learning and is part of the Spring Group: Global Learning for Your Goals. Learn about our other Spring Group sessions: Global Learning for Career Education and Assessment of Global Learning Toward Accreditation.
AGL Series III has explored global learning in curriculum design, research programs, and multiple aspects of workforce development and now takes it to the co-curricular level. This AGL session looks at examples of how to stimulate global learning in higher education spaces outside of the classroom. These spaces include international student orientations, education abroad pre-departure trainings, and campus multicultural center events. Educators, program directors and coordinators, and student administrators from across all NAFSA Knowledge Communities will benefit from this session.
- Present examples of campus activities and programs outside of the classroom that incorporate global learning into their design and implementation;
- Examine customary objectives and constraints of co-curricular activities;
- Discuss the opportunity to apply global learning knowledge and design for program or session improvement;
- Review the multiple stakeholder roles and needs that affect co-curricular program design;
- Provide handouts to participants to complement the session contents.
California State University, Fresno
Jamie Jones serves as the coordinator of international student services and manages the international student leadership programs at California State University, Fresno. Jones is a graduate of University of the Pacific in Stockton where she earned a bachelor’s degree in global economic relations and holds a master’s degree in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. She has also worked, studied, and lived abroad in countries such as Canada, Belarus, and Thailand, expanding her global perspective and understanding of grassroots development. With over ten years of experience in student advising, student services, program development and community outreach, she enjoys supporting international students and actively engaging in the internationalization process on her campus. Jones continues to expand some of international campus programming efforts into the local community to engage and connect international students to the greater Fresno area while highlighting the diversity California State University, Fresno has to offer.
Marcelo Saldaña is the EducationUSA adviser and adjunct university professor in La Paz, Bolivia. Saldaña is a graduate of Emporia State University in Kansas where he obtained his BA in international business and MS in instructional design and Technology. During this time at ESU, Saldaña worked as a graduate student for the office of International Education where he had the opportunity not only to meet students of different backgrounds but also, to learn in great detail, all the processes and responsibilities that international students have during their college life experience in the United States. After living in the U.S. for 12 years, Saldaña moved back to his home country where he pursued his teaching career and simultaneously joined the EducationUSA team as the advisor for La Paz. Saldaña was able to increase the number of visitors/appointments in this new role while also working on two different grant proposals for the 100,000 Strong initiative for an exchange program between two universities. He holds the role of social media administrator for Bolivia and plans to introduce virtual advising to reach out to other cities.