This Month’s Featured Workshop
April 14th @ 4:00pm
Topic: Building International Partnerships at a Florida Community College
Description: How can institutions new to the field of international education create new international partnerships? What models are there for 2+2 and 3+2 partnerships with foreign institutions? Is it possible to create such programs at a low cost to domestic and international students interested in studying abroad? How can these types of partnerships benefit faculty? Join us for this interactive session as colleagues from the FCS and SUS describe the steps they have taken to develop international partnerships that facilitate both student and faculty mobility.
- AnneLiese Busch, Seminole State College
- SUS or FCS Presenter
Developing Virtual Exchanges
FL Linkage Institutes
February Topic: A Conversation on Senate Bill 1110
Date & Time: February 24th @ 4:00pm
Description: On February 8, 2021, a new bill was filed in the Florida Senate (SB1110) that would 1) remove the Florida-China Institute from the list of authorized Florida linkage institutes, 2) prohibit any public college or university in our state from having an agreement with any entity based in a communist country, 3) require public colleges and universities in our state from withdrawing from any such agreement. How will this impact international partnerships, international student recruitment, and international education in our state? How are different state colleges and universities responding to this proposed legislation? Please join the conversation among peers.
Moderator: Vilma Fuentes, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Santa Fe College
March Topic: Creating an FCIE Study Abroad Consortium
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 17th @ 4:00pm
Description: Several international education leaders in Florida have been dreaming for years about the possibility of creating a study abroad consortium in our state. Other parts of the country like Illinois have had this type of state-wide arrangement since the mid-1980’s, and organizations such as the College Consortium for International Study (CCIS) have provided a national-level model that could easily be modified and applied to Florida. Join us for this presentation and discussion as we explore the benefits, challenges, and work needed to create a new FCIE Study Abroad Consortium.
- David Moore, Executive Director, International Education, Broward College
- Liesl Picard, Program Manager, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University