CIS Abroad Response to COVID-19. Updates here.
A Letter to the IE Community from Education Abroad Organizations
Dear Colleagues, We hope that you all are keeping well and are finding clarity as you build plans on your campus for the upcoming fall semester. We know that every aspect of higher education has been affected by the ongoing pandemic, and the International Education field has seen a wide array of special challenges over […]
What does it mean to “Look American” abroad?
Studying abroad was my first time leaving the United States on my own. When I arrived in China, I effortlessly blended in with the majority culture because I shared the same race and similar features. I had never experienced that before. It was liberating. It was also frustrating. Read on for my story about being told that I didn’t […]
CIS Abroad Statement on Racial Violence
With a heavy heart, I write to you to acknowledge the incidents occurring across our country today, and the racial violence that so many have suffered for so long. The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in South Georgia, and Breonna Taylor, in Louisville are only the most recent deaths that illuminate a […]
Environmental Sustainability and Education Abroad
Introduction As part of Forum on Education Abroad’s annual conference, I attended The Forum’s Critical Dialogue on Environmental Sustainability and Education Abroad. Below is a summary of the dialogue topic and my key takeaways. What is a Forum Critical Dialogue? The Forum’s Critical Dialogues bring together no more than 50 participants and facilitators in an […]
Professional Development Series
Background about the series We understand how deeply our field has been and will continue to be impacted by COVID-19. At CIS Abroad, we had big plans for this summer; we planned to take our entire company to Greece to celebrate our 20th anniversary, to experience one of our program locations, have fun, and provide […]
Forum 2020: Our First Virtual Conference
Forum’s 16th Annual Conference will now be offered in a virtual format on April 21-23, 2020. Here at CIS Abroad we are working hard to offer engaging virtual sessions and a virtual booth experience. We are truly looking forward to learning and exploring this new virtual way of connecting with our colleagues old and new!
5 Tips to Succeed at Working from Home
For the last several years, the “road warriors” of our university relations team have been working from their home offices when not visiting partners. They are pros at working from home, but they’ve even had to get creative! Check out their tips.
Remembering Our Why: A Message of Solidarity from CIS Abroad
The leadership team of CIS Abroad shares a message of solidarity with other international educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re grateful for colleagues at NAFSA, The Forum on Education Abroad, and AIEA, for their letters to our U.S. leaders and government institutions that call for a rational response to this crisis and a focus on […]