Webster Presents at Forum on Education Abroad

Apr. 15, 2016

Webster at Forum on Education Abroad
McGrath co-presented with Natalie Mello from the Forum and Kris Holloway from CISabroad.

Webster University was well represented at the Forum on Education Abroad’s annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Vice Provost Nancy Hellerud, who participated in the conference and in a series of meetings with key Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) partners and study abroad organizations, represented Webster’s strategic commitment to international initiatives. Also participating from Study Abroad and WINS were Jennifer Dickey, coordinator; and Guillermo Rodriguez, director of study abroad.

Kim McGrath, WINS director, presented on women’s leadership in international education at the Forum on Education Abroad’s annual conference last week. Along with Natalie Mello from the Forum and Kris Holloway from CISabroad, McGrath challenged current and aspiring leaders to overcome gender biases within the field, and provided resources and skill building across a number of areas including negotiation and strengths based leadership. More than 80 participants attended their session and offered positive feedback.

Webster University is a charter member of the Forum on Education Abroad. For more information on the organization, including the conference and other resources, visit https://forumea.org/.  

Last fall the University pledged to double the number of students who study abroad by 2020 as part of the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative.

The WINS program, established more than 15 years ago, creates partnerships between Webster University and U.S. universities to provide access to Webster's international campuses on four continents. The WINS program allows full time, degree-seeking students of affiliated U.S. universities to study abroad at one of Webster’s international campus locations. Partner benefits include direct tuition assistance, student travel awards, increased study abroad participation, staff development and faculty exchange.   

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