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    Recruiting and Serving Underrepresented Students in Study Abroad

    Free Conference Call sponsored by ACPA's Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development

    Date: 10 November 2011 - 12:00-1:30pm (EST - please make adjustments if you are in a different time zone.) Please register by 4 November 2011. Conference dial-in number: (712) 432-0900 Participant access code: 136500).

    Cost: Normal long distance charges will apply. (Callers will be charged for long-distance service on their phone bill.).

    Abstract: Strategic outreach planning to underrepresented students is essential for Study Abroad Offices to establish themselves as a resource for providing global education opportunities to ALL students. Stereotypically study abroad has been seen as an opportunity for affluent white students to travel the globe. This session will present ideas and generate discussion on how to attract and better serve students from ethnically and racially diverse populations; students from diverse socio-economic groups; LGBTQ students; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students; and students with disabilities. Topics will include strategies and resources, marketing, and building constituencies. This session will be a time of sharing best practices as well as lessons learned.

    Speaker Bio: Cindy Felbeck Chalou has been associated with Michigan State University since 1995 and currently serves as the Associate Director of the Office of Study Abroad. Among her responsibilities are oversight of program development, services for underrepresented students, and programs in Africa and the Middle East. She has received five financial awards to assist with sending low income students and students with disabilities abroad. She was previously the Director of Study Abroad at North Carolina State University and volunteered as an agricultural lecturer in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, 1980-82.

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