The number of students participating in noncredit internships programs, including internships, service learning, and volunteering abroad, continues to rise. But with many students enrolling independently, without involvement from their home institution, how can participation be recorded, monitored, and assessed for any risk or safety issues?
How can relevant stakeholders stay apprised of these activities? What best practices can institutions put in place to capitalize on student participation in noncredit programs?
Learn what methods work and the benefits of keeping statistics that can support positive public relations, generate useful data to secure more funding for international programming, and help expand student global learning options.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify what institutional policies and systems are needed to accommodate the increase in noncredit internship programming;
- Develop a strategy to collaborate with registrars, deans, campus program administrators, and off-campus providers;
- Ensure appropriate safety and monitoring measures are implemented;
- Recommend best practices to manage student participation in noncredit programming;
The content will be relevant to those working in education abroad, risk management, internships, third-party providers, and extracurricular programs. Sharing NAFSA webinars is a cost-effective method of staying up-to-date on the hottest topics facing the field today. Invite as many attendees as you wish for the price of one registration! Not able to attend? Purchase the recording for future use.
University of Houston – Downtown
Elizabeth Huskin is the assistant director of international and study abroad programs at the University of Houston-Downtown. In this role she develops and coordinates programming for a vibrant and diverse student population of more than 14,000. Prior to her current position, Huskin was a program manager for BCA Study Abroad in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for oversight of BCA’s study abroad programs in the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, France, Belgium, Ecuador, and New Zealand, and served as the company’s health and safety officer. Huskin currently serves as a member of NAFSA’s Health and Safety Subcommittee. She graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and the Monterey Institute of International Studies with a master’s degree in international policy studies.
International Studies Abroad
Natalie Bates is director of service learning for International Studies Abroad (ISA) in Austin, Texas. Prior to her current position, she was the coordinator of new program initiatives at ISA, a role in which she developed partnerships and programs with universities and other institutions abroad. Before entering the field of international education, Bates taught as an English teacher for a number of years in Thailand and France. She also has experience in emergency management having worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas Department of Emergency Management. Bates graduated with a BA in Spanish and French from Baylor University and holds an MA in international relations from the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals in Barcelona, Spain.
Christina Dinges is director of the Office of Cross-Cultural Programs at Susquehanna University. She previously worked in the International Programs Center at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of North Carolina Exchange Program. Dinges' current and past duties include leading faculty-led programs; education abroad program development and advising; instructing predeparture and reentry courses for education abroad; and budget management. She holds an MA in liberal studies (global studies) from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.