ISAP #27 Entrepreneurial Thinking in International Education with Mary Dando, Tony Ogden, and Lauren Alexander

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Last fall I had the pleasure of sitting down with a panel of seasoned international educators to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship as it relates to international education administration. This conversation was inspired by an event last summer hosted by ISA in Colorado called ThinkDen. The goal of this event was to bring together IE administrators to share best practices and innovations to deliver higher quality, more effective, and a broader range of global experiences for students and faculty. 

My guests today all played a key role at the ISA ThinkDen event. Lauren Alexander worked closely with attendees and facilitators to flesh out the content for the event. Mary Dando and her team at CU-Boulder not only hosted the gathering, but offered up their own innovations in IE. And Dr. Tony Ogden served as facilitator extraordinaire for the various presentations, panel discussions, and workshops. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why the discussion of innovation and entrepreneurship in international education is so critical at this time

  • What prevents IE professionals from being innovative or entrepreneurial in their work and the steps administrators can take to begin "thinking" like entrepreneurs and creating a culture of innovation.

  • The guests outline the core areas where administrators can begin applying innovative thinking and strategies in their work

  • Our thoughts on disruptive innovation in higher education such as alternatives to university like coding bootcamps, growing gap year programming, etc.

  • What other industries or entrepreneurial ventures have inspired innovations at their institutions

  • How we balance the for-purpose mission of global education with the for-profit model of many programs abroad (at universities and partner organizations)

  • Some innovative approaches to lowering the cost of programs abroad while maintaining quality (and not just with more scholarships and grants)

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SPONSORSHIP

Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has offered quality study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students. Their programs range from traditional summer, semester and year education abroad programs, to Service-Learning, international Internships, and custom faculty-led and short-term programs. ISA is part of the WorldStrides family. If you’d like to learn more about how ISA can help your students have an enriching education abroad experience, go to studiesabroad.com.



 


ISAP #26 My Biggest Weakness + Everything You Need to Know About Study Abroad in the Pacific

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In today’s episode I’m sharing my biggest personal and professional weakness and what I’m doing to mitigate it and lean into my strengths. I’m also sharing a couple of announcements including the return of the Global Pro Institute - however there’s a pretty big reveal about GPI too, so make sure you listen in. And for those of you who have asked about a life update, I’m giving you all the goods from the past few months since you heard from me last.

But the real star of today’s show is the Pacific Region. I’m talking with the resident Oceania gurus of International Studies Abroad all about programs in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.

In this episode we discuss:

  • My biggest weakness - this one is a little embarrassing

  • The return of the Global Pro Institute

  • How these two professionals launched their careers in international education - with two very different paths

  • Why Pacific programs are on the rise and what makes them unique

  • What every advisor needs to know about programs in the Pacific region PLUS Deborah and Rebecca share their favorite ISA programs to date

  • And at the end of the episode I share some life updates, turning down epic opportunities, and what’s to come.

Mentioned in the Show:

SPONSORSHIP

Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has offered quality study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students. Their programs range from traditional summer, semester and year education abroad programs, to Service-Learning, international Internships, and custom faculty-led and short-term programs. ISA is part of the WorldStrides family. If you’d like to learn more about how ISA can help your students have an enriching education abroad experience, go to studiesabroad.com.



 


ISAP #25 How I Got My Study Abroad Groove Back - Welcome to Season 3!

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Welcome back to the Inside Study Abroad podcast!

It feels good to be back speaking straight into your world travel-loving ears. Today we’re talking about how two years ago I fell out of love with study abroad and international education. Yep. That’s right. This study abroad super advocate totally lost her gusto for education abroad and I’m sharing a little bit about why. But more importantly, I’m sharing how my past year of global digital nomad living helped me get my study abroad groove back. 

I’m also hosting a free workshop today sharing 6 Strategies to Launch Your Study Abroad Career. Register here to get the goods: http://insidestudyabroad.com/training

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

  • Why I stopped publishing the podcast and what I was doing instead

  • How I lost my love for study abroad and international education

  • What brought me back to the podcast and my love for education abroad

  • What’s coming next for Inside Study Abroad


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