CISABROAD BLOG · April 10, 2019 · 2 Min Read
CIS Abroad at the 15th Annual Forum Conference

On March 27-29 we attended the 15th Annual Forum Conference in Denver, CO. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to catch up with colleagues, attend some amazing sessions, have our first Twitter takeover, debut a new academic print piece, and even host a lunch and learn!

Affordable Engaged Learning

Kerry Smith poses with Affordable Engaged Learning print piece at Forum

Director of University Relations, Kerry Smith

We were proud to display our new academic piece, Affordable Engaged Learning: The CISabroad Difference, at Forum this year. In it, we’ve laid out the 5 principles that guide the academic relevance of our programs:

  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality
  • High Impact Practices
  • Intentional & Integrated Co-Curriculum
  • Innovation

We’ve made it a priority to provide U.S. university students with the best value in education abroad. We believe strongly in considering affordability, academic relevance, cultural immersion, and support when putting together out programs. If you would like more information please reach out to us.

Lunch and Learn

Triant Flouris speaking at the Forum Lunch and Learn

Triant Flouris speaking at CISabroad’s Lunch and Learn

CISabroad’s Triant Flouris, Provost and University Professor at our Semester and Summer in Greece partner, Hellenic American University, discussed Gen-Z from the Onsite Perspective. Higher education enrollment is in the midst of a generational shift, with Generation Z students rapidly replacing millennials on campuses. Triant talked about the corresponding shift in mindset required for education abroad professionals, with a focus on onsite program delivery and support. Characteristics of Gen Z were explored as well as practical strategies for effectively reaching these students.

CISabroad staff at Forum

Kris Holloway, Colin Moravec, Dr. Jennifer Engel, and Joe Debiec

We had a wonderful time at Forum, and appreciate all the great conversations we were able to have. Be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on universities we’re visiting, conferences we’re attending, scholarship information, deadlines, and more! We look forward to seeing you at Forum next year!

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