ISAP #8: The 3 Myths of Working in International Education

This week we're diving into the realities and myths of working in international education. I receive emails every day from people trying to break into the field asking what it's really like to work in this field. Emerging professionals have a lot of ideas on what a career in the space really looks like - some are spot on but some are way off. 

In this episode you'll learn: 

  • Why it's important to know what the IE world is all about before you dive head first into a career
  • The three main myths most people believe about working in international education
  • The big differences between participating in programs abroad and administering those same programs
  • The types of organizations and positions the lend themselves to the "sexy" side of international education
  • Can you really get a job in study abroad without a master's degree?
  • And more! 

ISAP #7: Meaningful City Hopping in Study Abroad, Advising Mistakes, and Travel Celebrities with Andy Steves

I'm back from Tanzania and an epic summit to the Roof of Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro). In classic study abroad fashion, I'm still processing the experience (which was the hardest thing I've ever done). Can't wait to share more about it soon! 

I'm so excited to bring you this week's episode of the podcast with my friend Andy Steves! Andy is the founder of Weekend Student Adventures, author of Andy Steves' Europe: City Hopping on a Budget, and an innovative voice in the world of international education. 





  • How Andy got his start in travel before even being born
  • What it’s like growing up in a travel-centric family
  • The most impactful travel moments in Andy’s life
  • The role Andy took on during his study abroad program 
  • Why he created a company in the student travel industry
  • How WSA integrates fun with meaningful travel experiences
  • How the IE professionals have responded to Andy and the WSA mission
  • The impact the “Steves” brand has had on Andy’s career
  • How Andy wrote his first book
  • The value of city hopping during study abroad
  • The mistakes professionals are making when advising study abroad students
  • The characteristics Andy looks for in new team members
NAFSA HOUSTON 2012 - Brooke, Rick, and Andy

NAFSA HOUSTON 2012 - Brooke, Rick, and Andy


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Could YOU Work in International Admissions? - India Calling with Gen Next Education

In this video, I take you inside the world of international student recruitment and show you what it's really like to be an international road warrior. 

This past January, I teamed up with my friend Girish Ballolla - (Founder/CEO of Gen Next Education) - and traveled to schools and cities across India to see first hand the amazing work of Gen Next and the realities of international admissions. 

In this video you'll learn: 

  • The philosophy of Gen Next and what makes them different from most "recruitment tour companies"
  • Exactly what Gen Next provides to universities
  • What it's really like to work in international admissions
  • This skills necessary to grow a successful career in international enrollment management
  • Why traveling with Girish and his team is so fun! 
  • BONUS: I may have made Girish tear up a little. ;) You'll have to watch to find out. 



At the time of publishing I'll be en route to Tanzania via Amsterdam to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro! Follow the journey on Instagram