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As institutions and organizations expand globally, identifying contracts, vendors, agents, and other critical partners has become a vital part of a successful international education strategy. Selecting and managing these partnerships, is a critical skill for any international educator.

In this live NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, presenters will discuss techniques for vetting partners and contracts, identify common campus stakeholders for reviewing new partners and contracts, and discuss risk assessment strategies and considerations.


After attending this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Define and articulate criteria for vetting partners;
  • Develop a plan for vetting partners that assesses partnership risks;
  • Identify crucial campus stakeholders and their roles in reviewing partners.

The content of this seminar will be relevant to international educators currently working in international education leadership, international enrollment management, and education abroad.

Lisa Chieffo

University of Delaware
Lisa Chieffo has managed education abroad programs at the University of Delaware (UD) since 1993 and currently serves as the interim director of UD's Institute for Global Studies. UD sends approximately 1,400 students abroad on nearly 100 programs annually, more than 60 of which are short-term...

Eddie West, MA

World Campus, San Diego State University
Eddie West, MA, is assistant dean, international strategy and programs at the San Diego State University World Campus, where he provides leadership of international partnership development and collaborations. From 2016 to 2019 West served as assistant dean, international programs at Berkeley...

Christine Gettings

American University
Christine Gettings is the director of international programs and partnerships in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University. In this capacity, she manages the development, implementation, promotion and assessment of the international programs in SIS, including dual-degree...